WE'RE WITH YOU.
Retired marine scientist John Anderson wants to share his knowledge about Grey/Bruce impacts and solutions. John believes we each have the power to make positive changes locally. We all want our grandchildren to have a secure future, but we’re concerned. Climate change could drastically affect their lives.
* If we wait for the governments - it will be too little
* If we act as individuals - it will be too little.
* But if together we start right now to develop resilience in ourselves and our communities - it might be enough, just in time.
We need your help to make a film that charts a hopeful path for the future. We're half way there. We're done lots of filming and are starting to weave the stories together.
WHAT MAKES OUR FILM DIFFERENT?
Based on John’s climate change talks, this film has already sparked local action. It's tapping into something special. We can’t wait to show you our film.
+ Our film makes this global crisis a personal issue, right in your own backyard.
+ We will tell success stories – how local people are adapting to climate change.
+ We won’t just focus on disaster stories, but will offer hope.
+ We will give local Grey/Bruce impacts, which will apply to other communities.
+ We will not just educate but aim to inspire local action.
+ We will hold post-screening discussions and encourage viewers to join existing projects or create new ones.
+ We're serious but we also like to have fun.
We’ve already begun filming stories like the Reconciliation Garden, local food, stress on growers, and wilder weather. We’ve started major filming in 2018 and plan to release the film in 2019.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We really hope you’ll feel inspired to take part. We’d be honoured if you did. All funds raised go to local artists and professionals who will help us turn our vision into reality.
Help spread the word - share this campaign with friends and family and on social media, in coffee shops, and around town.
Contribute what you can to help us produce the film. No contribution is too small. You can make a difference! For donations of $25 or more, you'll receive a tax receipt.
Please Note: Suggested Go Fund Me fees are only to cover the charges for credit card transactions. They do not keep the funds. You can choose the percentage, if any, you wish to donate to them. All funds beyond this small transaction fee go to our film project to pay local professionals.
HELP US REACH OUR GOAL!
We have already raised $5300:
+ The Community Foundation Grey/Bruce granted us $2500.
+ Rosemary Gosselin donated $300.
+ An anonymous donor gave us $2500
Our minimum budget to finish the film is $15,000.
HERE'S WHERE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS WILL GO
Production - filming the stories and John’s narration and graphics
Post-production - editing the film, including youth created scenes facilitated by Sheatre
Animation and graphics
Marketing, screening and distribution
HOW WE'LL SHARE THE FILM
We will reach out to community groups, churches, politicians, and schools, focusing on families and youth, and partner with local organizations for screening venues, plus on social media and targeted film festivals.
HERE'S OUR TEAM
Liz Zetlin is co-producer, director, project manager and editor. She is an internationally awarded documentary filmmaker, environmental poet and life-long community activist. She has directed and produced over 30 environmental docu-videos that have screened around the world, as well as an award winning feature documentary. Liz was awarded the inaugural Outstanding Individual for the Arts Owen Sound Cultural Award and served as Owen Sound's first Poet Laureate.
Dr. John Anderson is co-producer, narrator, story editor and our science guy. John worked for thirty years as a marine scientist with the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and as Adjunct Professor of Ocean Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His scientific knowledge of climate change globally and locally is exceptional. His experience in giving climate change talks in over a dozen Ontario communities over the last three years has motivated him to spread this message to a wider audience through the medium of film.
Darlene Vanwyck, our cinematographer, is a producer, videographer and editor who has honed her skills over the past 20 years in community television, where she currently produces a number of different shows, including a daytime talk show.
Paul Eichhorn (left) is our Creative Consultant. He is an award-winning filmmaker, accomplished writer and editor. He co-produced, co-directed and wrote the documentary "A Growing Season ," screened around the world and was named the Best Documentary at the Local Focus Film Festival. And then the award-wining "Aakideh: The Art & Legacy of Carl Beam ," screened throughout North America including at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, National Gallery of Canada, and Smithsonian Museum. Most recently, he co-produced, wrote and hosted a series about history in Grey County, Ontario for Rogers TV, History Lives Grey County as well as creating short performance videos for the SweetWater Music Festival, of which he is Festival Manager.
MEET OUR COLLABORATORS
Sheatre , an award-winning professional community arts company, will engage youth in the filming, using scenes created by youth, facilitated by Sheatre, to highlight the issues around climate change and demonstrate how young people can play a part in creating a resilient community. Sheatre is our charitable sponsor. Sheatre's Artistic Director, Joan Chandler, withdraws funds from GoFundMe to deposit in their account, so they can issue tax receipts to donors. Sheatre then sends the funds to our film director, for deposit into our bank account.
Transition Owen Sound (TOS) Our film is a project of TOS, part of a worldwide movement of communities coming together to re-imagine and rebuild our world. You can find out more about Transition Networks here.
Grey Bruce Sustainability Network helps facilitate local projects like ours. They foster sustainability by building connections and relationships throughout the Grey Bruce region between groups, municipalities and individuals who are interested in doing something to leave our communities and the planet in better shape than we found it.
Tom Thomson Art Gallery helps us promote the film.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Join us in helping make our community more resilient. As they say, it takes a village!
- Rod Layman
- Judy Lendon
- Heather Myers
- Marilyn Struthers
- Leigh Greaves
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