The point of making a documentary is to provide an audience with a chance to learn about something they weren’t aware of. Since most people aren’t aware of the possibilities of unlimited living or physical immortality, a documentary is the perfect vehicle to tell this complex and compelling story of People Unlimited. To make our point, we would need a documentary and an audience. As we accumulated massive amounts of video shot at People Unlimited events, we worked on a number of concepts for producing the documentary, but we were not gaining much ground on the distribution end. There was a clear need for help in that area, as well as some direction for the product.
When I met Doug Collins last fall, he offered to help us produce the documentary and to help us find an audience for it. That started a series of discussions that would considerably change the scope of the project and dramatically change the course of my life.
Doug’s first recommendation was to create a trailer for the documentary that would help him find people that would buy into the project and help us sell it to the world. We brought Jim and Bernie into the studio for an interview and built the trailer around that interview, combined with video clips from their expressions at the People Unlimited center.
Did we capture the essence of Jim and Bernie and their revolutionary concepts towards life? You’ll just have to see that for yourself. So here’s a link for the trailer:
And what about changing the course of my life? We’ll take that up next time.