Kindred Creatures Documentary

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Raised by 40 people in 8 months

“Kindred Creatures” will be a feature length  documentary exploring the personalities & ways of life of the animals used in animal agriculture. The documentary will explore their personalities, the bonds they share with humans, similarities between them and other animals, and where the animals came from. Kindred Creatures  will also focus on a few activists who fight for them. The animals will be filmed around the country  in habitats that allow for their natural traits to come alive and flourish. These are stories and animals that are so close to my heart. It is my dream to make this film but I cannot do it without your help.

So far, the film has shot with Spring Farm Sanctuary, Farmaste Sanctuary, Rooster Redemption & Chicken Run Rescue  in Minnesota, Soulspace Sanctuary in Wisconsin, as well as vegan Chef AmyLeo Barankovich. Additional shooting with the sanctuaries will be scheduled.

PETA, Direct Action Everywhere, & Herbivorous Acres Sanctuary are all secured to be in the film but they have not been shot with as of yet. Shoots will be scheduled once fundraising is complete.

The end result is to leave the viewers with a positive and hopeful outlook. Ultimately, the goal is to have the  audience meet who it is that goes into the making of their food.

I will be using the funds raised on GoFundMe to help get the production of the film started. Our $19,500 goal is enough to get things moving. It will allow me to travel to California to film with PETA and Direct Action Everywhere as well as Minnesota and Wisconsin to shoot with more sanctuaries. The funds will also help cover some of the other costs that come with making a feature film: music licensing, equipment costs, graphics/logos, festival submission fees, lawyer costs, GoFundMe fees, etc. This film cannot get made without your help! The sooner I get funding, the sooner I can start shooting and make an imact for these animals.  We have some great people to shoot with and we just need your help to get to them.

Anyone who donates with their email will be signed up for the Kindred Creatures newsletter which will have updates on the film, exclusive behind the scenes photos, and videos.

A time-line for completion of the film would be the end of 2018 if I can raise all of the funds I need. I will then submit it to festivals and do a public release sometime in 2019.

The animals need us.

Thank you so much for the help you provide along the way. It means the world to me knowing there are others who want to make an impact in the lives of animals. 

Director's 2016 Showreel:

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The past few months have been filled with shoots in the Midwest region. Ive expanded the stories of a couple of the featured sanctuaries and have done interviews from a vet's perspective as well as in the Minnesota state capitol regarding laws and legalities of farm animals. I have been editing all winter and the film is slowly staring to take shape. I still have a journey ahead of me but am excited to show everyone what Ive been working on!
My next step is to schedule a trip to California to shoot with Mercy for Animals and Direct Action Everywhere.
Im hoping to finish shooting by the end of May or early June and then have an edit by the end of the year to start submitting to festivals.
Thank you for all the continued support. I could not be doing this without your help!

Samuel Sprynczynatyk
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Thank you so much for your help in making this film become a reality.

I wanted to send an update as to what some of the money raised on GoFundMe has been used for so far.

I went back to Minneapolis and was able to secure more shooting with Chicken Run Rescue as well as start shooting with Spring Farm Sanctuary and Farmaste Sanctuary.

I shot with the three legged sheep, Blue, at Farmaste and was able to finally film with and meet cows at Spring Farm! All of these animals were so amazing and lovable.

The stories I was able to capture will be great additions to the feature film and the bonds Ive made while I was there will be cherished.

My 50mm lens also broke and I was also able to get it fixed so I can continue on making this film!

Thanks for your continued support!
Scruffy and Pete
Kelly and Blue
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