The Project: “Amendment Broadcast Campaign”
We are currently developing a short documentary about the who, what, and why of Move to Amend, and why everyone should join us in the movement for a vibrant democracy.
The Move to Amend coalition has been leading the grassroots effort to build a democracy movement to pass an amendment to the US Constitution which unequivocally states that corporations are not people and are not entitled to inherent rights, and that election spending is not free speech.
Why We Need the Amendment Broadcast Campaign
In the places we’re organizing, we’re meeting with total success. In community after community, red or blue, we’re passing resolutions and ballot initiatives in support of our amendment. The corporate-controlled mainstream media isn’t interested in broadcasting the news of these successes, so how do we get our message out?
Here’s where you come in...
The ABC is the antidote to the mainstream media blackout on corporate rule. The public airwaves are saturated with biased and misleading messages. The Internet provides us with an affordable opportunity to spread the message about Move to Amend and we intend to take full advantage of it.
We are also tailoring the length of the video to make it easily playable on cable access television stations across the country. Our supporters number nearly 300,000 (and growing) -- imagine if every community where they live was playing our video on their community access stations: exposure for our movement would grow by leaps and bounds!
Help us make it happen.
What We Need and What You Get
The budget to produce this video is $30,000. As you can see from the breakdown, this professional crew is donating part of their time in support of Move to Amend.
- Writing/ Research/Prep - $1,500
- Production Crew (3 people, 8 days, travel to Portland OR and Washington DC from NYC) - $5,000
- Director & Producer Fee - $6,000
- Equipment Rental - $5,300
- Travel (2 trips) - $3,200
- Post Production - $7,000
- DVD Production - $2,000 (2000 + sleeves)
Your donation of at least $25 will get you a copy of our DVD + other perks -- please be as generous as you can!!
Our goal for this IndieGoGo campaign is $15,000, but note that the cost is actually $30,000.
We have allocated funds for this project but this is a significant investment compared to our overall budget and as much as we can raise will help us promote the video and produce more copies -- and continue our other vital work to grow the movement to amend the Constitution.
Dennis Trainor, Jr., acclaimed Director and Producer of American Autumn: an OccuDoc and his crew are on board to direct, shoot, and edit the documentary. We also worked with Dennis to develop the storyboard and script.
Dennis and crew will be using footage from the 3+ years of our work to date, and interviews with members of Move to Amend's National Leadership Team.
Other Ways You Can Help:
We expect the documentary to be done by the end of July. Production of DVDs will take about a month. Our planned date of August 31 is a conservative estimate to get out all perks and begin distribution of the film.
Note that thank you and receipt for your donations will come from Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County, Move to Amend's 501c3 non-profit fiscal sponsor.