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A wild and candid documentary about four compelling paramedics in four very different countries
Benjamin Gilmour
1 Team Member

Our Story

A film about paramedics, by a paramedic. Award-winning filmmaker Benjamin Gilmour takes us into the secret lives of four paramedics in four diverse locations in the world; Mexico, Pakistan, Hawaii and Venice, promising to give us an entertaining, shocking and funny film. Gilmour's unique access has allowed him to unmask the 'hero', and reveal the quirky and wild world of paramedics behind the scenes in his new book Paramedico - Around the World by Ambulance. This film, in conjunction with the book, will bring his characters to life on screen.

The Impact

Paramedics have been long misunderstood and largely misrepresented. In Paramedico the documentary we see these men and women for who they really are; ordinary people doing an extraordinary job, struggling like any of us would with the pain, and making as much fun as possible in order to counter the suffering they face. With Paramedico Gilmour hopes that by seeing paramedics as only human we may realise that most of us also have the capability to live heroically.

What We Need & What You Get

Paramedico has so far been funded by filmmakers Benjamin Gilmour and Alison Croft themselves and although the film has largely been shot, we have quite frankly run out of money in plain view of the finish line. Without the additional amount this campaign hopes to raise, Paramedico will remain unmade. Your contribution will go directly into the post-production, specifically; translations, hire of the edit suite, wages of our editor, colour grade, sound and music rights. 

Other Ways You Can Help

Please share this campaign with as many people you may know. If you are in the medical profession, for instance, there is a good chance your colleagues may find this film interesting.

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raised by 68 people in 2 months
111% funded
No time left
$5,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on December 17, 2011
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  • $25USD

    Signed DVD of the final film mailed to you

    26 claimed
  • $50USD
    DVD, Phone Call

    Signed DVD of the film mailed to you Phone call of thanks from the director

    15 out of 80 claimed
  • $100USD
    DVD, Phone Call, Credit

    Signed DVD of the film mailed to you Phone call of thanks from the director Your name in the final credit roll

    17 claimed
  • $250USD
    DVD, Credit, Coffee

    Signed DVD of the film Your name in the credits Coffee with the director at a cafe if you live in Sydney (or phone call / Skype if you live elsewhere)

    6 out of 20 claimed
  • $700USD
    DVD, Credit, Dinner

    Signed DVD of the film Your name in the credits Dinner with the director and/or editor if in Sydney or Skype/phone call if not

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