So Suddenly Meaningless

A documentary film that attempts to bridge the gap between our social classes and understand the innate human quest for "the answer."
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Truman Alexander
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
2 Team Members

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Short Summary

So Suddenly Meaningless. A documentary film experience unlike any other that attempts to bridge the gap between our social classes and understand the innate human quest for "the answer." 

With a focus on transients, homeless people, and their antithesis, the 1%; the goal of So Suddenly Meaningless is to explore the similarities and differences between these two diverging sides of the social spectrum while exploring the stories and circumstances that brought them to where they are now.  By popularizing the question, "What is the meaning of life?", the film illuminates the connections and lack thereof between all individuals and their socioeconomic classes. 

Basically we are traveling around the United States, speaking only with homeless people and people who make over 6 figures. We are capturing each individuals story as to how they ended up where they are today, while asking personal and general questions on their history, happiness, and what brings life meaning.

In addition, our documentary will feature visual art, architecture, nature, animals, and every element that relates to the meaning of life. The soundtrack for the film will be organic sound that inspired us while filming, everything from street music to live concerts. 

The incredible team behind So Suddenly Meaningless began our journey in February 2012, and since have been filming across California.  We have filmed in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and a few other California cities. With your help, we will be hitting the road and traveling the rest of the nation in late May. 

We have an incredible group of post production geniuses with experience from feature films to hit television shows.  Every night we will upload footage from that day, allowing the post production team to immediately access everything captured.

We are donating 15% of any and all profits from the film to homeless communities across the country, including a foundation supporting homeless veterans. 

Join us as we attempt to rid labels, classes, social statuses, and human inequality.  We are all human, people seem to forget this.  We are attempting to bring all humans together and help as many people as we can along the way.

Over the course of three years I gathered a great team of professionals, all with a passionate goal to better the world and bring humans closer together.  We have been buying equipment independently over the course of three years, and finally have the necessities to achieve professional quality HD video. In order to have this film meet it's full potential, we have come to the realization that financing it ourselves is not an option, and that is why we decided to launch this campaign.  Please help us attempt to unify the human race!

Where your moneys going -

Crew! -  

$3,500 - Production and Post Production crew!

Food -

$5,000 - We gotta eat and feed as many people we can

Gas -

$7,000 - This is a BIG one, we will be traveling in a 30 foot RV (Donated by Joseph Posey, Thanks a million Joe!)

Mobile Hotspot -

$500 - To constantly be sending footage to our California based editing team

Audio Equipment -

$350 - H4N Sound Recorder

$800 - Body Mics/Reciever

To achieve optimal sound quality

Perks -

$2,550 - To have the early released DVD's made

$900 - For the posters to be printed

$2,000 - To ship the perks

AND thats it - $21,700

As the Director, Producer, and Creater I am moderately paying every crew member involved except for myself.  I chose to do this to show my team and all of you that this film is not about money, this film is about bettering the world, bringing people closer, bringing awarness and recognition to one of America's biggest issues (Homelessness), to help those in need, to further educate ourselves about the human race, and to get YOU involved as much as possible to help!

We know $21,700 is a lot of money but that is the minimum necessary for us to hit every state we have planned! If we do not reach our goal we will still get to as many places as we can until we run out of gas.  If we exceed our goal we will be able to see more towns and spend more time in each location.  If by some miracle we exceed our goal by an exceptional amount we will travel outside the United States to other countries!

We understand not everyone is going to be able to donate, but passing and sharing this page/message along to others can help just as much!

 

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$872USD
raised by 13 people in 28 days
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  • $1USD
    MEAL

    You are a part of the "So Suddenly Meaningless" movement to better the world! We will give a PB&J to someone in need

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2012
  • $5USD
    Your on the site!

    You are a part of the "So Suddenly Meaningless" movement to better the world! Your name with be honored with a Thank You on our site and we will give away a sandwich to someone in need

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2012
  • $20USD
    Autographed movie Poster!

    All of the above, plus a signed (11" x 17") So Suddenly Meaningless Poster and You will receive a personalize thank you e-mail from the So Suddenly Meaningless team.Please add $7 for international orders.

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  • $50USD
    Special edition DVD

    All of the above, plus a special early release DVD of "So Suddenly Meaningless". Please add $7 for international orders.

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  • $75USD
    Meet the crew

    All of the above, plus a Skype chat with the crew.

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  • $100USD
    Credits on the film!

    All of the above, and your name will appear in the credits of the film.

    4 claimed

  • $250USD
    Your video on our site!

    All of the above, plus we will give a homeless person we meet on the road a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on film letting them know it's from (your name) and the video will be posted on our site!

    1 claimed

  • $500USD
    Meet the team!

    All of the above, plus while on the road we will stop in your town (US only) and you will meet the production team!

    0 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    The Experience!

    All of the above, plus while on the road we will stop in your town, have a meal together, and you get to come film with the crew!

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  • $2,500USD
    Influence others!

    All of the above, plus if you want to share your story/meaning of life we will stop in your town and interview you!

    0 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    Your an Associate Producer!

    All of the above, plus you will receive Associate Producer credits on the film and two tickets to an LA screening of the film

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  • $10,000USD
    Executive Producer! plus more

    All of the above, plus you will recieve Executive Producers credit and accompany the crew to a Los Angeles screening of the film as well as dinner before hand

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