Here's what I'm doing and why it matters:
Im Steve Richert, founder of LivingVertical.org and I need your help to tell the story of 365 consecutive days I spent climbing to go beyond the limits of diabetes and empower people living with this incurable condition. There are people living with diabetes who feel hopeless, helpless and as though they are victims without strength to push back. This story can help change the way these people see themselves--and create a new normal for their future!
After taking on Project365 and climbing with diabetes (and filming the process) every day for a year, I have created the rough cut of the Project365 documentary. I have spent the months since the completion of the project in January 2013 editing the film into a powerful story that engages people with diabetes (and those without), around a positive message of facing challenges with resolve.
What We Need & What You Get
We have created the rough cut of the documentary--which means that there is a story in place that just needs to be finalized (SEE THE TRAILER VIDEO ABOVE). I have done all of the video editing myself to keep costs low, but I am not able to compose music and process the audio at a professional level--and the story is told through narration so it's impossible to cut corners here. We need to hire someone to do that work for us and buy licensing for additional music--and it will cost at the VERY LEAST 10,000 dollars.
In return for your support we are offering:
- Your name in the credits
- LivingVertical wristbands and T-shirts
- Pre-release access to the final cut (you will get to see the finished product months before it's available to the public!)
- Signed, limited edition, exclusive photo prints of mine that come framed and personalized. (11x14 and 16x24)
- Your name in the first position in the closing credits
- A personalized screening of the final cut--I'll bring it right to you--or anywhere you want!
- and more!
The Impact of your support
Project365 has been about empowering the individual to push back against the challenges of life with diabetes to go beyond the limits of their diagnosis. We need to complete this film and begin touring with it, so we can take this message and get it into schools, hospitals and support groups for people with diabetes.
If we exceed our funding goal, we will apply those funds to beginning our North American tour where we can really begin to help change lives!
Having come so far along in this project, it is critical to complete it and get the funds necessary to pay for the finishing touches that will allow us to release it. Project365 and the documentary have been grassroots efforts, supported by people like you who--believe in the power of the individual to change the course of their own lives and inspire others. Let's take this last step together.
Even if you can't contribute funds, you can spread the word!
SHARE this campaign every several days on your social media channels--ask your friends if they can give a little to help us tell this story!
CONNECT with us on Facebook and invite your friends to do the same!
BOOKMARK our website www.livingvertical.org and follow this film to completion!