In 2013, I started shooting a documentary film at my local hackerspace. I was initially attracted to the technology, but the welcoming community showed me that the real story is about people sharing ideas and working together to make amazing things. I realized that if I want to be true to this story, I'd have to use the same principles: openness and collaboration. Now I want your help making the film. YOUR INPUT NEEDED isn't just the title; it's a request.
- This open-source project is your story, made by the community and open for anyone to contribute their voice
- Showcasing hackerspaces, Maker Faire, the best open source hardware projects, and more!
- Covering topics like personal manufacturing, rapid prototyping, crowdsourcing, and other important ideas for the peer economy
- Everything that we make is free to share and remix with a Creative Commons license
Watch a Sample Scene
What's it about?
We're focusing on personal stories of individuals at the heart of this movement, with additional interviews from leaders and experts to give context for what it all means. By partnering filmmakers with other makers, we are illustrating the growth of a movement that will change our society, economy, government.
"We could produce more capable people in this world, that are more likely to approach problems and issues as the solvers of those problems."
"This movement is a retaliation on the passive consumerism of the last 6 decades."
- Stacey Higginbotham, GigaOm
Featured People (so far)
Everything that we make for this film will be free and open to remix in whatever way you want! You can see every change as it happens, and you can contribute your own changes and shape the direction of the project.
What We Need
We're paying developers to ensure completion, quality, and consistency in tone. Funds will go to actual human beings to work on the film and develop their skills. We're seeking $40,000 from both crowdfunding and grants to complete the fundamental components of the project. Here's how those funds will be used:
Our set IndieGoGo goal will not cover all of the costs of producing this project, but we have the potential to fully fund this project through crowdsourcing. Here's where extra money will get us:
What You'll Get
Your contribution will help make a valuable resource for preparing yourself for the new economy, prove an exciting new model for collaborative documentary filmmaking, provide a creative outlet for emerging filmmakers, and connect media and makers spread the message about open source.
Our selection of perks allow you to see the finished film, get behind-the-scenes looks while we're making it, and keepsakes to show your support.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can’t contribute money, there are other ways you can help: