We wanted to know what success really is. Not to our parents, not to our friends, but to us. It was a good question. How do you know when you’re successful? How do you measure it? Is it mastery or freedom or power or impact or a certain job or number in a savings account? Or is it something else? Could it be a quality or a state of mind or a belief system?
The three of us met in preschool. As kids we went to the movies and imagined ourselves as actors, filmmakers, stars. We dreamed of fame and fortune and influence and success. That’s it…we would be successful.
In our twenties we moved to LA and learned we had no idea what success really meant. They didn’t teach it to us in school, and we didn’t see it in our day-to-day lives where we had to focus on paying rent, and you know, actually feeding ourselves. Officially, we were grown ups. But in our hearts we were still kids with big dreams and the idea that together, we could work hard and create anything.
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We decided to ask people who were successful. How do you actually follow a dream? What does it take? What does it look like day in and day out? We have all studied filmmaking, so we decided to film the interviews we had with successful people. We had an idea, a dream… and no money. Cody slept on the futon while we built our production company out of our two bedroom apartment. We spent hundreds of hours researching, interviewing, filming, editing and producing our first season of Talkin’ Success. We are thrilled to say that we recently signed our first broadcast distribution deal in Europe. 6 episodes.
Surprisingly, we found from our interviewees that success had purpose and meaning for them beyond a dollar sign. The other thing we found out from the people we interviewed is that none of them did it alone. They asked for help.
We’re now asking you for help. We are looking for donations to raise $35,000 dollars to create a 12 episode, 2nd season. Every dollar donated will be put into the business, not our pockets. We are raising money for better equipment, music composition, and sound design. In film school we were taught that you have to raise $500,000 to shoot a low-budget film. We can do it with a fraction of that, and so every dollar counts. We will take $1 or $500 or why waste time? $35,000! But seriously, anything you can contribute will be graciously appreciated. Our plan is to give that back to you ten-fold in the content we are creating. Your contributions will impact people all around the world.
Because another thing we’ve learned is inspiration is priceless.
Thank you very much for your contribution!
Remington, Forrest, and Cody
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