New Left Media is one year old! Can you help us get to year two?
We have long been hesitant to hold a fundraiser until we had a body of work to show, and after a year of producing short documentary films, we believe that we do. This is the first time we've directly asked for money, but as we are soon to lose access to the university equipment that made our short documentaries possible, we feel that we must if we are to continue this project.
So if you enjoy New Left Media videos, help us keep making them. Support independent media. Any donation, no matter how small, will go a long way in keeping us online. And if you want to support us but don't have any money--we certainly understand that--then you can help by sharing the link to our fundraiser page (http://www.indiegogo.com/nlm).
For anyone who gives $50 or more(!), we will be mailing out DVDs with all of our films as well as some previously unreleased footage at the end of the fundraising period. There are other perks and a video from Chase (including a brief appearance by Erick--wait for it) on this page. Check it out.
Thank you all so much for your support, and for making NLM possible.
Chase & Erick
More about New Left Media:
We are a two-person documentary production team working out of Yellow Springs, Ohio, best known for our coverage of the evolving conservative movement during Barack Obama�s presidency. Since starting in September 2009 in response to the raucous healthcare townhalls that threatened to derail reform, our short films have been seen online more than five-million times, and have been featured in whole or in part by the BBC, Bill Moyers� Show, The Ed Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CurrentTV, GRITv, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, AMERICAblog, Air America, The Nation, Andrew Sullivan, Dan Savage, Roger Ebert�s Journal, Daily Kos and The Daily Show�s Indecision Blog, among others.
We want to continue making progressive documentaries, and continue investigating the rise of Tea Party movement and its particular brand of paranoid and conspiratorial libertarianism. In the past year, we�ve also covered the fight for marriage equality in Maine, the National Equality March, and have been working on a longer series about the need for comprehensive immigration reform. But the significant production costs can be prohibitive, and as we are about to graduate, we will be losing access to the university equipment which made our films possible.
Money raised will be used for equipment expenses, particularly to replace those items which were previously provided by our university.
UPDATE: We have reached our fundraising goal! Thank you so much to everyone who donated. We will still be accepting donations (and selling DVDs, etc.) through the fundraising period, which ends on November 2, election day.