We have some new people on board. The very talented Niamh McCormally has joined our team as an associate producer and her husband Andrew Hopper generously offered to make our new three minute "sizzle" reel! Please check it out HERE.
IT'S ALL IN THE STORY TELLING
We are ready to hire a professional editor to help us go through the 100+ hours of footage. Three months of editing will give us a rough cut of this film!! We are also in the process of hiring an animator.
PASSING THE HAT-- ONE DOLLAR AT A TIME
An editor costs $2000/week. One minute of animation = $10,000. Filmmaking is expensive! Your donations have gotten us this far and your continued support will enable us to complete this film. One week at a time. One frame at a time.
We are now on Tumbir. Please check out our Tumblr blog for all the latest updates!
Laurel Chiten's new film about homeopathy is about half way done and she needs your support to complete it. Let us help her get the word out about homeopathy. The film follows patients going through homeopathic treatment for variety of physical, mental and emotional conditions, including autism, addiction, depression, Parkinson's, and MRSA. It also covers recent efforts to bring homeopathic treatment to people in Haiti and the successes homeopathy has already had in Cuba.
The film will include an explanation of homeopathy -- its philosophy, science, controversy, and rich history -- and a portrait of its founder, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. It will challenge conventional medical notions of what is and isn't possible! Visit Chiten's website for more details about the film. To support the film project, contribute at Kickstarter.com
Here's The Deal
Laurel has until November 28th, 2010 to reach this goal of $5000. If they don't reach the goal, they don't get any of the money at all from backers. HWC donated at a previous fundraising campaign on the initial filming. Now we want to push them over to completion. Let's get behind this film because it will send out such a resounding message to the world.
Check out the website where Laurel is trying to raise the money! The goal of this film is to let the mainstream know about this 200 year old medical system of homeopathy as an affordable and potentially curative alternative for our modern day illnesses and epidemics. They have come far with this film—thanks to many of you who have generously donated. Look at notes below to see where and what has already been filmed in Haiti, Montreal, Boston, New York, and New Mexico.
They're spent all the money and want to finish up. Every little bit helps and all donations are tax deductible. Check out the BlindDog Website
OLDER MESSAGES: DEAR HWC MEMBERS
WE HAVE BEEN INVITED TO HAITI to film homeopath, Ingrid Schutt and Homeopaths Without Borders in Port-au-Prince. We are very honored by this invitation and strongly believe that this experience will allow us to show the far-reaching and powerful impact of homeopathy and how it is being used to treat thousands of Haitians with infections, emotional trauma and disease. Please visit our new website for updated information on the film.
Below are the two stories we plan to follow:
Ingrid Schutt, a well-known homeopath, lives in Montreal. Her recently deceased father was Haitian and lived in Haiti. Ingrid is returning to aid and connect with her community in its devastation. We will follow her from Canada back to Haiti to treat patients and help set up an orphanage in her fathers home.
Homeopaths Without Borders(HWB) We will document their daily operation and care of a variety of patients. HWB plans on setting up a permanent homeopathic clinic in Port-au-Prince. They have already treated over 2000 patients in Haiti.
This is an important part of this film – to show how homeopaths often travel to disasters areas around the world to volunteer their services. It will also show how homeopathy can offer inexpensive and immediate healing in emergency situations.
We are hoping to raise funds to cover our costs for this trip. (And, if we get donations quickly, we might bring down more crew!) By donating, not only are you helping the film project, but are also helping to support the economy in Haiti.
Here is what your money can pay for:
Three plane tickets to Haiti $750/each Total: $2,250
Baggage fees $60/pp Total: $180
Local Driver in Haiti $50/day Total: $300
Local translator in Haiti $100/day Total: $600
Hotel for crew $75/day Total: $450
Meals for full crew/Cook $50/day Total: $300
Camera person $150/day Total: $900
Sound person $100/day Total: $600
Camera package $500/flat fee Total: $500
Sound equipment rental $300/flat fee Total: $300
This budget does not include producers fee.
Grand Total: $6,380
AS YOU CAN SEE – EVEN SMALLER AMOUNTS REALLY MATTER! We are grateful to be telling this story and we are truly thankful for all your support. Click here to donate. All donations are tax deducticle. All donations of $500 and over will be included in the credits in the completed film.
5 HWC Members to band together and donate $50 each, or 10 HWC Members to band together and donate $25, or 25 HWC members to band together and donate $10
so that "Homeopathy World Community" [YES - THAT IS YOU!] will be seen as a supporting CREDIT in the production of this fabulous documentary film.
With the support of many people Blind Dog Films has already raised over $9,000 toward the production of the film about homeopathy by award winning filmmaker, Laurel Chiten. Since they have matching funds, the amount doubles to $18,000! A huge thank you to all who donated!
Gayle Thompson says, "All donors who give $250 and over are listed in the film credits. I know we are all hurting – trying to make a living as homeopaths is not easy – but I also know that we can all find the money when we have to, when it will advance our careers and also support something we believe in. Ask your friends, relatives, and neighbors, to help. I know we can do this! "
ABOUT THE FILM From Within, Without follows a little boy with autism, Lucas, and his family as they seek homeopathic treatment. Watch the trailer and see for yourself what a great film this will be. The film is not just about autism but will follow a variety of cases and explore homeopathy from different angles.
In addition, we are in the process of developing a core group of volunteers to reach every homeopath, homeopathic student and homeopathic patient about this film. If you have experience in fund raising, marketing, or just have a desire to be part of this project, please let me know.
This film will spread the word, increase our business and help people who don't even know yet that homeopathy exists. Please be a part of it. "
Gayle Thompson Classical Homeopath Pasadena, CA Click the DONATE PAGE. Send me a message and we can add up the funds to make it happen! If you directly to Blind Dog Films please make a note that you are a member of HWC.
SYNOPSIS Can the ancient form of medicine, Homeopathy, cure a boy with a devastating modern day illness? Can it be the answer for depression? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Asthma? From Within, Without focuses on this mysterious and controversial treatment that many people have decided to trust. The film unfolds like a mystery as we follow patients from around the country going through homeopathic treatment for physical, mental and emotional conditions. From Within, Without brings alive the rich history of homeopathy, the science and the philosophy. Ultimately, the film illuminates the connection between emotions and illness, mind and body.
The Characters: The story of a mother desperately trying to save her son and a doctor passionately trying to save humanity. The journey of a boy with autism.
Nancy Korn had one dream in life–to become a mother. She and her husband Evan wanted a big family. After six years of trying, they finally got pregnant and gave birth to a healthy little boy, Lucas. His development was normal. But when he approached his first birthday, Lucas began to act strangely. By age two, Lucas was diagnosed with autism. Nancy and Evan were devastated. They set out on a mission to bring their son back. Finding few answers in conventional medicine, they turned to alternative therapies. Some helped. Nothing cured. Lucas was still autistic. He still could not talk. One day, Nancy read about a doctor in Los Angeles who was using a centuries-old medical system, homeopathy, to treat autism.
The physician, Dr. Luc De Schepper– affectionately known as ‘Dr. Luc’ -- is a medical doctor, licensed acupuncturist and homeopath, an author of 15 books, and a respected teacher and lecturer worldwide. Despite his impressive credentials, the method—and the doctor—were controversial. But Nancy had a feeling. A week later she and her mother-in-law found themselves flying across the country to meet with Dr. Luc. After starting homeopathic treatment, Lucas begins to improve. The film follows their story over the next year to see if Lucas becomes free of his autism.
Note From Filmmaker: While my former films Twitch and Shout, The Jew in the Lotus, Twisted, and Touched helped raise awareness and changed attitudes, this film will not only educate, but could potentially save lives. In our present health care crisis homeopathy provides an inexpensive alternative that people need to know about. And for all of you who might be skeptical about homeopathy, I ask you to believe in me as a filmmaker, and believe in the importance of telling a true story, even if it challenges conventional medicine notions of what is and isn't possible. Homeopathy was invented over 200 years ago, and it is still being practiced all over the world. Isn't that something worth looking at? View Trailer:
Help Laurel Chiten of Blind Dog Films Produce a Successful Homeopathy Movie http://j.mp/72OpL4