Several months ago, I came to the conclusion that the only way to make the wholesale change to the healthcare industry everyone I know wants is for the healthcare equivalent of a Super Size Me or An Inconvenient Truth documentary to be created. This was from someone who never had a moment in my life where I thought about making a film (more on the rationale below). To my astonishment, in the short interval since that "ah-hah moment, we have assembled a world class film-making team that includes an Academy Award nominated director/producer and a Peabody-winning director/producer not to mention talent on the business side of film-making.
Despite being in the early stages, we've already had unsolicited backers each committing $75,000 to $100,000 of their money to ensure this film is made.
I've been gratified by the number of people who've reached out to me asking how they can help. Ultimately, there'll be several ways but the first thing you can help with is identifying individuals, foundations or companies interested in the opportunity to be founding partners in the film. With a few more partners, we'll be on our way given a production budget likely to be only in the neighborhood of $1 million. For those of you who don't have that kind of money sitting around, we're expecting that we'll do a crowdfunding campaign so stay tuned. Generally, one raises 20-30% of the necessary funds to get all the details nailed down in terms of who'll be in the film, detailed script and more. At that point, it becomes crystal clear to the financial backers that the risks of making a great film are greatly diminished.
The working title for the film is...