Will there be rewards for donating, as Kickstarter had?
All donors donating $10 or more will receive a free livestream of the film premiere/release, plus frequent updates.
By donating $25 or more, you will receive all of the above plus your personal digital download of Sensitive and in Love when completed.
By donating $50 or more, you will receive all of the above plus your name will appear in the ‘thank you’ section of the credits at the end of the film.
About other acknowledgments of your donation, please click here to read about the Sensitive And In Love Society.
How can I see the first film?
You can order a DVD or a digital download of Sensitive: The Untold Story here: http://sensitivethemovie.com
Where does the money go?
Although many, many people have seen the first documentary, no one is getting rich from these films, including the Foundation!* Some of the proceeds from DVD sales paid for the final costs of the first film and some was spent to begin a new one. Happily, many people have seen Sensitive in groups or even theaters. But there is no return from those showings beyond the sale of one DVD.
And that’s fine. The goal isn’t to get rich from this. The goal is to have many people see it.
Why does making a movie like this cost so much? I know someone who could make it for much less.
The cost of a film of this quality is very expensive, but it seemed that the subject deserved it, especially as we hoped to reach a broad public.
The cost includes equipment for photography, field production, post-production, transcriptions, script writing, motion graphics design, logging and digitizing, editing, color correction, sound mix, music clearance and licensing, stock footage, actor fees, and travel. It also includes the time and expertise of highly qualified (the key here) producers, directors, transcribers, script writers, camera operators and motion graphic designers, who are committed to the purpose of this film, but would not be able to do this without a base of compensation similar to what they would receive on other projects.
The next film will have to do without some of the above, but much of it is basic to making a high quality film.
I thought the first film would be on TV, but it wasn’t.
It would be nice to have it on TV all over the world. (And by the way it will be on Finnish public TV.) But reaching public and private networks is very complicated and slow.
We wanted the film to be out in the world sooner than that, so we have let you be the distributors. We think it has worked and could work for this one too.
At the moment we are also working on making it available to libraries and colleges/universities worldwide.
Can I check out the first film in a library?
We’re working on it. In June, Diana attended American Library Conference in Orlando to promote us. Many librarians were interested and purchased the film. However, the easiest way to get a film into a library and have more view it is to donate it! They are generally very happy to have a high quality documentary such as this one.
* The Foundation for the Study of Highly Sensitive People was formed to fund new research and educate the public about Sensory Processing Sensitivity. The purpose of our documentaries is to educate the public about our trait.
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