Kermit Blackwood is seeking funding for his chicken documentary on Kickstarter. I serve on the film's advisory committee. He's got a great script and the film will contribute to public knowledge of chickens. Support this through Kickstarter!
Chicken the Movie asks: How did this iconic animal
become the most populous and recognizable bird species on the planet and
what is the future of the chicken? This documentary will survey the
surprising and multi-faceted origins of domestic chickens and will
investigate new developments in agricultural stewardship, which promise
to ensure the health and well being of this critical species. By
educating people through this documentary we hope to contribute to this
effort, recognizing that this sacred animal and those who work with it
are largely responsible for nourishing our burgeoning human population.
join us on our epic journey around the globe with this misunderstood
livestock species and beloved backyard companion: the chicken.
The “Fine Print”
the Movie began the development phase in the spring of 2011 operating
through a registered LLC by the same name registered in the State of
Colorado. Executive Producer and Co-Director, Kermit Blackwood, has
assembled an outstanding team of professionals to ensure the project's
success, including the co-directorship of critically acclaimed
documentary filmmaker and producer, Nick De Pencier.
Other collaborators include leading biologists and paleobiologists,
cultural historians, poultry industry leaders, humanitarians and a star
studded line-up of chicken enthusiasts.
reached all milestones in December 2011: project framework is completed
including timelines, production schedule, travel annex, team recruitment
and budgets; scientific research has begun; an advisory committee is in
place and includes poultry experts, scientists, conservationists,
indigenous counsel and business advisors. A seat is available for each
sponsor who makes a significant contribution to the fiscal health of the
project. Sponsors will be kept informed via email news flashes and
conference calls. You too, are invited to table.
($35,000) is sought to ensure the project team can move forward with the
required science, research and team development over the next eight
weeks to pre-production scheduled for July 15, 2012 and into full
production by August 15, 2012. We thank you in advance for your support.
Without you, the story of the past, present and future of the chicken
and its wild ancestors could not be told. Likewise, our efforts to
educate people about conservation and innovation regarding the most
important livestock species on earth depend upon your support. Thank