As a mom, I am as concerned as others about the state of our planet. I worry constantly about the future I am helping to create for my children. What kind of world will they inherit? I fear for their safety now and later, and I can only cross my fingers that things will improve. But when money is the biggest motivator, is it so simple to choose between our own greed and the well-being of our community?
When my high school friend, Vickie Paul, got in touch with me about a new film that is being produced, I was amazed by the story she had to tell. The screenplay won the Portland Previews Screenwriting Contest earlier this year, and now they are setting out to actually create their masterpiece, Feeding Fate.
Here’s the back story, as told by Vickie, herself:
The film focuses on Mike, the everyman, a hardworking father trying to do right by his family and keep up with his mortgage. When his rich employer places a heavy decision on his shoulders – fast easy money for his own family or the long-term welfare of the community – Mike is forced into an impossible situation.
The story is relevant and relatable on a worldwide scale. Mike stands in for us, reminding us that we all make little decisions every day that affect our collective future. The film hopes to inspire the viewer to pause for a moment to consider how the decisions we make day to day will help or hinder our children in the future.
Far from being an environmental documentary, this is a short narrative film both purposeful and entertaining.
Feeding Fate will have an international audience through online viewership, social media, and film festival circuits. But they can’t do it without help. Right now, there is a little over a week left in their IndieGoGo Campaign, where they are trying to raise the $8,000 they need to get the film properly produced. The money will go toward equipment, location fees, and paying the actors and crew.
The importance of this film is not to be underestimated. Keeping the environment in the forefront of our minds and creating a conversation should be of the highest priority for us as parents. Not only conversing with one anther but with our children, as well, so that the planet they inherit is not a wasteland when it is their turn at the helm.
I am proud to be on board as a supporter of this project, and I hope you will check it out and donate what you can to make this happen. Feeding Fat is seeking sponsorships with monetary donations in exchange for film credit and social media partnerships. Product placement and integration are also options.
I hope you can join us in telling this story.
Check out Feeding Fate on Facebook and be sure to share with your friends. Let’s make this happen!