Film is the avenue for change. I can still remember seeing my first environmental/social documentary in grade school and knowing that I wanted to make a difference. That's where the dream of filmmaking, environmentalism and unity was born.
Film is even more important now. But the right stories, the ones that are based around facts, education, people and the environment are so seldomly seen and are often lost in the mix of over-stimulated media.
Planet Axis is on a mission to change that and keep delivering educational, environmental and socially responsible films to the screen. Films that will inspire this generation and the next to be better humans and better stewards for the earth.
Amidst a global pandemic causing unforeseeable economic consequences and health crises, the second smallest state in the US bands businesses together to put community first.
This film will serve as a heartfelt response to what it means to be a Vermonter and how we choose to respond in the face of crisis. It will leave a lasting message of positivity as we emerge from our homes and rewrite our daily routines.
"How can we better prepare for the future, if we don't remember today?"
This film came to us while helping another business with a GoFundMe campaign at the start of the COVID-19 crisis in the US. We started to see the resiliency and "community first" spirit rise up around Vermont. We felt compelled to document it and show the world these businesses and individuals that live their lives by the code of "we can do it because we are Vermonters.”
Watch one of our Teasers for "Community Through Crisis"
Read our blog on how it started
Where your funds go:
Your tax-deductible donation will be used to employ out-of-work filmmakers, editors, office staff, and freelance workers to collaborate on this project and bring it to the screen. Currently, our team has filmed 10 segments (over four months) and we need editors, sound technicians, and producers to help finish this film and get it to the "screen" by October.
Our funds always go directly to putting out content for each "partner" we film with, so they can further their mission of resiliency. Planet Axis funds also go toward our environmental, educational outreach and telling stories through film that inspire change.
The world needs stories like this to remind us all of the strength in togetherness. Our short film is a fitting tribute and example to other communities that if we look within, we all can make a difference where we live.