Update Mar 20, 2017
l've posted a blog entry here giving lots of information about where we are and what's next. Getting all the post-production ducks into a row: editing, animations, color, sound, and scoring. It's gonna be a great show!
Here are some pics from our final two "friends" scenes — these are the scenes in which major donors appeared plus a few other folks. In these, we chat about some of the common places we hear misinformation: the Internet, TV, and friends. Look closely and you might recognize a few VIPs in these shots.
Update Mar 7, 2017
Having returned from our final road shoot — at some agricultural locations in the very southern tip of California — we're now in that vague "principal photography complete" stage. That means there are no more major shoots, but inevitably, a bunch of little odds & ends shoots. Also some graphics and animation and stuff like that.
It's clear that we won't be finished in the first quarter, which was our initial plan. The main culprit was the weather in Death Valley which kept delaying our ability to shoot there, and when you're hiring a film crew, ambiguity really sucks, because you can't schedule them and then cancel without leaving them enough time to book other work. But we finally got it done and are super happy with all the footage we have. It's going to be a great film.
Expect the finished product in Q2, and we'll update you on this page when we have it nailed down. We're looking at one premiere in Los Angeles, and hopefully up to two others TBA. Here are just a few snapshots from our agricultural shoot:
Update Feb 17, 2017
We just got back from shooting at the second of our three major locations, the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville AL. Here are a bunch of photos. Enjoy:
Update Feb 2, 2017
Thanks to our donors! Here is a short thank-you video from director Ryan Johnson updating you on our production:
We are getting close to our goal to fund the production! As this is a nonprofit, noncommercial film that will be released free, there is no money to be made from it. Its financing comes entirely from private grants and donations from viewers like you who want high-quality critical thinking materials available to schools and to the general public.
Here is where we are:
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