I'm a film hack. Yeah, some of my short vids have hundreds of thousands of views or even millions, and some (nameless) have contributed to big donations, but I'm still a hack. Last fall I had a very very brief moment of insanity when I thought, just thought, fantasized, really, that, maybe, I could do a documentary on iGEM, synthbio, and DIYbio.
Y'see, we're living in the early days of a renaissance in Biology. Wouldn't it be great to capture all that, travel the country, talk science in a broad-sweeping documentary?
But then I realized what it would take for me to do it: being a hack, it would be much harder to get to the level I wanted. The gap between my skill level, equipment access, time, and money and what was needed was way too large, even to try and fund it via Kickstarter.
But then, at iGEM 2010, I bumped into two guys whom I had initially met at iGEM 2009, and who now had a cool project they were working on (see video below).
Yeah, it's a documnetary about synthetic biology.
And they are raising funds via Kickstarter.
And I pledged $300. Don't know about you, but $300 is a big deal for me. But, it's also a big deal that this documentary get made.
Will you join me and help these guys get the funds they need?
These guys have great style, sensibility, and focus (loved the trailer, below, and check out the cool excerpts). It's gonna be an awesome documentary and will kick ass at Sundance. But only if you join me in helping them.
What are you waiting for? Head over to Kickstarter and pledge something. Wouldn't you say 25 bucks should help?
And then get all your friends to help out too.