Follow your dream or die trying

Have you heard of ‘I’m Fine, Thanks’, a small-scale indie doc about the all-too-common (first world) dilemma of getting stuck in a life you never went looking for?

I supported the movie on Kickstarter, not really knowing whether it would be any good, but liking the idea. It’s actually really good, sort of a documentary/road trip/mid-life change-up film all about the American Dream and what it really means. Here’s a little bit about it from the site:

In February 2012, a group of five guys converged on Wilmington, Ohio, with an ambitious goal – to make a film on the stories of every day people who’ve given up their dreams and settled into a complacent lifestyle.

No member of the crew had ever made a movie before. In fact, there were hundreds of reasons why they should have scrapped the idea, put it on the back burner, and moved on.

Instead, they picked up their cameras and decided to plow forward.

Simply put, their lives would never be the same!

The movie went on to become one of the most funded documentaries in Kickstarter history with over 4,500 people raising $100,000 to complete the editing and marketing of the project.

Since then it’s premiered in a dozen theaters across the United States (and now across several countries).

You could also label the film a who’s who of popular lifestyle bloggers. Among those who make an appearance: Jonathan Fields, Tammy Strobel of Rowdy Kittens, Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non-Conformity and a whole bunch of others that I didn’t realize were famous on the internet until meeting them in the movie. Even the producer, Adam Baker of the popular Man Vs. Debt blog is internet famous.

Five bucks to download or stream the movie.

Photo from the ‘I’m Fine, Thanks’ Facebook page.

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Follow your dream or die trying

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