The Ranger explained that during the first 7 - 10 days of a disappearance he would witness massive Search and Rescue activity and significant press coverage. Following this initial week -long effort there was almost always an immediate halt to the coverage, a discontinued search for the victims and no explanation from the search authorities...
David’s instincts told him this was a story that needed to be told. He devoted six years to investigating missing people in rural areas. The result? The identification of 52 geographical clusters of missing people in North America.
We believe this so strongly that, with the author’s blessing, we have invested thousands of our own dollars to begin filming. The story is so compelling that experts in search & rescue, investigative reporting and a multiple Emmy-winning videographer have dedicated months of their time and talent without pay.
We have interviewed experts, eyewitnesses, victims’ family members and National Park employees to ensure we are telling the real story in order to hold up a lens to reality and portray as accurate a depiction of the situation as possible.
Thank you for your time.
The Missing 411 Movie will face the typical challenges associated with producing a feature length film -- we expect anything from the NSA hacking us to acts of God interfering with our shooting schedule. No need to fear! We are offsetting these risks with production insurance, contingency plans, and a production team with years of experience.
One of our biggest challenges is coordinating schedules. We only have a few months to shoot and, as anyone who has filmed a feature length documentary will tell you, that is not very much time. We’re going to do our best to coordinate everyone’s availability, from actors to the family members who have lost loved ones. We are putting our victim’s stories above all else and ask you to be patient with us so that we can portray as accurate a picture as possible.
Film festival season is year round, and we are aiming for first of the year submissions. However like all projects, it is up in the air as to whether or not we will make this deadline or if they will accept us as an entrant.
The good news is that there are film festivals all year! This means there is a possibility that we might not be able to get you a copy of the film until after it premieres at one of these festivals. But we can promise that you will get a copy.
Distribution is always a challenge with low-budget films, but our team is confident that once entered into film festivals, the distributors will feel as passionately about this project as you do.
With respect to rewards fulfillment, we will be working diligently to get all your DVDs, digital codes, and other goodies delivered safely and on schedule.
We'll be sending regular updates about our progress to all backers, so you’ll be the first to know about what’s going on.
Important Information About Rewards
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· Tangible rewards will be shipped via US Priority Mail and shipping costs are based off of this.
· Travel, lodging and transportation to events and set visits not included in any reward bundle
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· Some rewards may require additional paperwork (to protect us and you)
· Distribution schedule not finalized, but Kickstarter backers at $35 and above will receive a digital avenue to watch the film within a few days of the theatrical premiere.
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