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I know that if you’re reading this in the Midwest or the Northeast, you may be slogging through snowbanks and shivering in the cold, but here in Califia, it’s spring. The trees are blossoming, and the bulbs pushing up through the earth. And with the energy of the new year and the new season, we’re preparing a big push forward for The Fifth Sacred Thing movie.
I know we’ve been quiet these last couple of months, but a lot was happening underground. We’ve been busy fulfilling all those Kickstarter awards we promised our donors—thank you! And we’ve put the money we received to work, preparing all the elements of our investment pitch to bring in the financing we’ll need for the next stage.
Now, we’re on the verge. We’ve got new art, new music, a screenplay and a line item budget for what it will cost to produce it. We’ve also got fluttery, squirrely feelings in the midriff as we contemplate the next step.
All this last week, we’ve been meeting, meeting, meeting! Weaving threads together…writing, writing, writing…some great and inspiring meetings. We met with Ohlone Profiles who are bringing back the ceremonies of the First People of this land. Louis Fox of Free Range Media (and also, I’m proud to say, a graduate of Earth Activist Training) will help us make some new, short video teasers in the next few months. Jay Rosenberg, who started Hayes Valley Farm in San Francisco on an abandoned freeway offramp, will direct the first of our green projects which we’re hoping to get underway in the next weeks. Jen Zariat is continuing to guide our social media. And lots, lots more…
Paradox and I heard anarchist anthropologist David Graeber’s lecture on his new book, Debt: The First 5000 Years. Over dinner at my favorite Thai restaurant (Suriya Thai on Howard, in case you’re wondering) we got to hear his thoughts on what a truly relational, regenerative economy might look like. The next night, we heard game designer Jan McGonigal, author of Reality is Broken, talk about games with social impact. We also got to play massively multi-player thumb wrestling!
Now, all the pieces are pretty much together and gone off to the person who can make them look pretty. Here’s where we find out – can it really happen? Can we make a big, feature film out of The Fifth Sacred Thing? Can we do it in a way that stays true to the values of the book?
You can help – in a really easy, simple way. We know how many people want to see this movie made. Help us make that visible – by going to our Facebook page and clicking Like, and asking your friends to do the same. You might also want to Like the page for the book itself, and Starhawk’s personal page.
And with the new energy of spring, expect this space to come alive with lots of exciting new material!
We’re so thankful to all of you who have helped support us to get this far!
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