You can still donate on our website: Too big for the world
Thank you everyone who has contributed to our first Indiegogo campaign! It's been so much fun doing this and reaching out to you all. We will soon make an update, add backers on the website, thank backers on social media, send out t-shirts, add backers to the newsletter and more!
For everyone who hasn't had the time or possibility to contribute you can donate on the website (see above). You can also continue to spread the word about the film under production.
We will film until the last of September 2015 and the film premiers 2016. Time will fly and we appreciate all help we can get.
We will continue to participate in media as much as we can and we have great plans ahead :)
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In the documentary we follow Irene Andersen, one of the biggest female bodybuilders in the world. Irene's dream is to compete in Miss Olympia before she turns 50, that is in two years. It has been her dream since she was eighteen. But female bodybuilding is threatened and the biggest competitions are closing down. This year the European Championship and the World Championship shut down female bodybuilding. Even Arnold Classic, Arnold Schwarzenegger's competition, has shut down female bodybuilding.
Will Irene make it to compete in Miss Olympia and what will happen to female bodybuilding?
Spread the campaign everywhere you can. E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram and more. Let the world find out about the documentary TOO BIG FOR THE WORLD! Thank you!
Photo: Bill Dobbins
Photo: Bill Dobbins
In this Indiegogo campaign our minimum goal is 20 000 dollars. With this amount we can continue the production phase and make the next important trip to Las Vegas and Olympia where we film Irene when she organizes all the female bodybuilders and tries to find the decision makers that decided to remove female bodybuilding.
We will film Irene when she competes and tries to fulfill her life dream. We will meet up with more important people in the bodybuilding world and we will shoot powerful scenes with Irene posing in beautiful surroundings. You can't make a film about bodybuilding without the extra-ordinary posing scenes that could inspire anyone to work out!
There will also be loving and fun scenes with Irene and her family and you will see how Irene came to be the person she is today.
You can trust that this film will be made no matter what and it will be amazing!
We have finished the pre-production phase and have now started production. We have put all our energy, heart and money in to this film and now we need your help. Support this project, help save female bodybuilding and help Irene fulfill her life long dream. This is an exciting journey and we look forward sharing it with you!
Irene is a 48 year old Jewish mother of three children. Irene has a big heart and she is brave and independent. She is not afraid of going her own way. She also love animals and have a lot of animals at home.
Irene Andersen has always been strong and as a young girl she used to wrestle boys winning over them. She used to train Thai boxing for many years. She also opened a gym and a hotel. Irene has always been weight training and people told her she should compete but it wasn’t until she was 36 she started competing.
She quickly became the best in Sweden and got her pro card. She then started to compete in US. Since then Irene’s life has evolved all around bodybuilding.
We want to show our appreciation through giving back great perks to you!
Here are some of them. Check out more perks on the right!
Lenda Murray 8 time Miss Olympia and a major spoke person for female bodybuilding! Photo: Bill Dobbins
Irene and Lenda during the filming in LA this year.
Aneröd is the director and producer and he has been a filmmaker for almost 15 years. He has made 4 earlier documentaries
that has been shown in television, in film festivals in Sweden and abroad, and in numerous other places. The documentaries have won
prices and they have made a big impact. Renzo is also an
author and has written three books and is now writing on his forth.
- Under the dark sky of the nation (invited to Miami International Film Festival and competed in World Documentary competition. Have won other prices.).
- Children of islam (won best documentary at DeReel Independent Film Festival in Australia). Led to important changes for participants in the film.
- I don't wanna live this life (official selection at IDFA, Amsterdam). Changed the way people who have overdosed is taken care of.
- Patriot for life
Hanna Aneröd is the co-director and photographer. Hanna has a lot of knowledge in women’s issues, in health, training and personal development. The last 5 years she has been making her first documentaries.
- The first one ”Wonder Woman”, about a woman who competes at elite level in ultra marathon and figure but get a child birth depression, will be her first documentary and it’s almost finished. It will be broadcast on tv.
- Another film is also soon finished, "Thailand Dreams" and it's about relations between Western men and Thai women and the line between love and exploitation. Now Hanna is going all in making the documentary TOO BIG FOR THE WORLD.
Irene and Helle Nielsen. Helle has competed in Miss Olympia and came 5th!
Irene and Kai Greene. Kai is the second best male bodybuilder in the world!
Irene and Andreas Cahling. Andreas is a cult figure in bodybuilding and he also plays Thor in the movie Kung Fury!
Irene and Samir Bannout, former Mr Olympia!
Here is the schedule of the whole film production.