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Here at TFST, we’ve been very busy creating legal, financial and creative infrastructure for the development of the film. This includes concept art, original music, perfecting the screenplay, fostering connections with green businesses, pitching the film, and creating our promotional video (watch it here). We’ve designed the foundations of a green, sustainable film project from the ground up, building important alliances…
and this includes you.
The outpouring of support was so profound we decided to create Guilds (yes, like the novel!) to activate participants. Each Guild will operate like a team, with a Leader who will oversee tasks and report to the producers for effective communication. It’s basically a phone tree system: The producers reach out to the Leader with a task and an ETA, and the leader can either:
1. Take on the task themselves, or
2. Find us a person or persons within the Guild volunteers to agree to help with that task.
If you feel that your interests and skill set enable you to join one of our nine Guilds, please sign up on our Get Involved page. Make sure you are very specific about your resume. Unfortunately, we don’t need actors until the Production phase begins.
The Nine Guilds:
Sage Council: Composed of the leaders of each Guild and producers of the film, this is the backbone and brain of The Fifth Sacred Thing Guild system. Council for the spiritual thru-line of the project and holding the integrity of the project.
Earth Stewardship: Hands-on guardianship of Earth systems, made up of providers like gardeners, permaculture designers, and ecological activists.
Production Hive: The central production platform bringing people together with experience in film production from all aspects, script to screen.
Conscious Enterprise: Provides business infrastructure and council, operation support, and cultivating partnerships in the the green business industry.
Archetypes: Artists of all forms, such as musicians, dancers, and actors, who interpret concepts and take the form of the archetypes in our story.
Storytellers: Weaving the written word of all our blogs, press, social media, and creative content. Crafts innovative ways to inspire and engage the public.
Design ArchiTechs: Maintain and create the technology systems, such as website infrastructure, and all tech needs for the film, game, app and legacy projects.
Facilitators: Teachers and support system who hold the container of all education aspects, pairing social action with the films’ ideals, helping to orient others and facilitate energy with cultural infrastructure.
Q: If I’m on a Guild, how much time will this take a week?
A: We’re hoping between 1-3 hours a week of volunteer time. We are fitting volunteers with the right Guilds based on skill set, so everyone is happy to be working on their projects. Some weeks will have more tasks than others, and some of the Guilds will activate at different times.
Q: Why do you need Guilds instead of just paying people to be on the team?
A: Often when a film is in pre-production, that involves raising the money that will be used to shoot and finish the film. In our case, that’s in the millions. We’ve got a small production team working diligently right now, but not enough to pay everyone involved… yet. But we do expect that Leaders who shine in the Guilds will be the first Go-To people for paid roles in the future. Right now, it’s community and volunteer based to make this happen.
Q: Do I have to be in the Bay area to volunteer?
A: Luckily (and thanks to our own Crystal technology, the internet), people can help from anywhere. Some Guilds need specific hands on work, such as the Earth Stewardship Guild, but others just need have internet and a positive spirit!
Q: What does Starhawk think about the Guilds?
A: She thinks they’re rad. A dream come true.
If it takes just one act of courage to change the world… just imagine what will happen when we all take action together.
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