FilmSkepticism

Make Sedona a Reality!

Once called “Arizona’s Little Hollywood,” Sedona, AZ is now home to New Age practitioners, UFO abductees, telekinetic spoon-benders, and six “energy vortexes.” Since few of us will ever make a trek out to explore the cultural oddities of Sedona, Carrie Poppy, Brian Thompson, and Adam Isaak want to bring Sedona to you – in a fun new documentary!

 

You might be thinking, “Ugh, is this just going to be a New Age version of “Religulous?” Lucky for you, Chris Stedman already tackled that question in a recent interview with Carrie and Brian:

“It’s fine to use humor to question an unusual claim, but it’s quite another thing to act like a guy who owns an angel store is ruining the world. I hope our film will be more like Trekkies or Jon Ronson’s web series Escape and Control: funny and kind.” – Carrie Poppy

 

“Our film will differ from Religulous in that we’ll be seeking out the people who are most interesting, not necessarily the most mockable. And instead of smarmy, our film will be funny.” – Brian Thompson

Photo By Amy Davis Roth

Photo By Amy Davis Roth

While in Sedona, the filmmakers will visit the vortexes, explorer the claims of psychics, UFOs, and alt-med healers. Have you ever been consumed with a burning desire to see one of your favorite skeptics go through a Chakra alignment? In Sedona, perhaps you will be able to! Carrie & Brian are both comedians too – so their take will be funny, enlightening, and engaging.

Carrie, Brian, and Adam want to bring the best and brightest of Sedona to your living room, but they need your help to do it! If you want to see this awesome little film become a reality, please head on over to Kickstarter and back them today! There are only FOUR short days left to raise over $14,000! As is the Kickstarter way, you don’t just get the pleasure of knowing you donated to a kick-ass project. You will also be rewarded with a variety of goodies depending on your donation amount. Donations of all amounts are welcome (Kickstarter has a $1 minimum), but if you pledge in certain amounts you’ll receive some fun swag too! So go pledge today – before it’s too late – and check out the cool backer offers below!

Pledge $10 or more
A piece of quartz directly from Sedona, allegedly containing the energy of the Sedona vortexes. We will lug your piece of quartz directly to a vortex, to soak up some of that sweet, sweet vortex energy. A uniquely Sedonan treasure!

Pledge $15 or more
A digital copy of the film, straight to your eye/earholes!

Pledge $20 or more
A copy of the DVD, signed by the filmmakers.

Pledge $25 or more
A DVD of the film signed by the filmmakers to you, plus a piece of vortex-soaked quartz, lugged up a vortex-enshrined mountain in Sedona, just for you.

Pledge $30 or more
A DVD of the film, signed by the filmmakers, plus a digital copy of the film.

Pledge $50 or more
A photo of the filmmakers holding up your name (“Hi, Mark!”) in front of a Sedona landmark, plus a copy of the DVD, signed by the filmmakers, plus a piece of Sedona quartz lugged to a vortex to soak up vortex energy.

Pledge $100 or more
Your name will be added to the special thanks at the end of the film! Plus, a signed copy of the DVD, and a vortex-soaked piece of Sedona quartz.

Pledge $250 or more
It’s almost as good as it gets: For your $250 pledge, you can immortalize yourself by recording one video for the DVD extras on Sedona. Record a love tribute to your dog, tell everyone your personal story about Sedona or psychic powers, propose to your significant other (come on, it’s been seven years), or give your own interpretation of what’s going on in the energy vortexes. Plus, your name will be in the special thanks for the film, plus you will receive a signed DVD, digital copy, and the vortex quartz! Videos for this reward must be under 3 minutes, and not obscene or derogatory, and must not contain copyrighted material. Other than that, they can be about anything. Literally.

Pledge $500 or more
Your choice of dinner (if you live in Sedona or Los Angeles) or a Skype date with Carrie and Brian. Plus, your name will be added to the special thanks at the end of the film! And finally, a signed copy of the DVD, and a vortex-soaked piece of Sedona quartz.

Pledge $1,000 or more
You will receive producer credit on the film! Plus the Skype or dinner date, plus the signed DVD, plus the vortex quartz. Basically, you’ll be a god to all your friends.

Pledge $2,000 or more
For exactly one month of their lives, Carrie or Brian (your choice) will be your personal wake-up service, calling you each morning at your specified time, with an inspirational message like “Get out of bed. You’re not the idiot your mom says you are.” Plus, producer credit, plus the Skype or dinner date, plus the signed DVD, plus the vortex quartz. Nothing could be so glorious.

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Courtney Caldwell

Courtney Caldwell

Courtney Caldwell is an intersectional feminist. Her talents include sweary rants, and clogging your social media with pictures of her dogs (and occasionally her begrudging cat). She's also a political nerd, whose far-left tendencies are a little out of place in the deep red Texas.

1 Comment

  1. December 28, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Backed! I hope it gets made!

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