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WHO ARE WE?
Hi, we are Dana Richardson & Sarah Zentz, co-founders of DANA & SARAH FILMS, an independent film production company based in Big Sur, CA. For 5 years, we have produced and directed award winning independent documentaries that present vital perspectives rarely seen in mainstream media. BACK TO EDEN (2011) tells the story of an organic gardener and his revolutionary approach to growing food. The film continues to receive critical-acclaim and has garnered the interest of 2 million viewers in 209 countries. RADICAL JEWELRY MAKEOVER (2009) follows an international community jewelry mining and recycling project which is still traversing the globe. Our mission is to ignite positive social change by empowering people with sustainable solutions through film.
WHY ARE WE MAKING GOSHEN?
GOSHEN is a powerful exploration of the Tarahumara, a light-footed running tribe, who are striving to maintain their ancient culture against all odds. They are skilled subsistence farmers, renowned for their incredible long distance running endurance and prevention of modern chronic diseases. For centuries, the Tarahumara have found a safe place of refuge in the remote depths of Mexico’s Copper Canyons. Recently, drought and famine have threatened the Tarahumara’s ability to sustain their indigenous diet and physically active lifestyle. GOSHEN takes you on a journey in the huarache-clad footsteps of these endurance athletes, highlighting the health benefits of safeguarding their way of life. Probing and persuasive, GOSHEN will inspire you to take part in preserving the native seeds and running traditions of the Tarahumara.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The production of GOSHEN is 100% complete. Therefore, the funds we raise will go towards our budget for Distribution. Our distribution strategy for GOSHEN includes:
National & International Film Festivals (December 2014 – Ongoing)
We have begun applying to Film Festivals. Submissions of GOSHEN will continue for a period of time until we have entered all of the film festivals that we have targeted for our movie. Some of the festivals that the film will be entered into include American Documentary Film Festival, Mexico International Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, etc. All of these festivals have entry fees and are held throughout the year.
Worldwide Premiere (April 4, 2015)
GOSHEN will be available to rent and buy online via Vimeo On Demand on April 4, 2015.
DVD Manufacturing & Fulfillment (April 2015)
GOSHEN will be available on DVD through Amazon.com and our film's website in April 2015. We anticipate fulfillment of DVD pre-orders, from our Indiegogo fundraising campaign, will occur in April 2015.
USA Screening Tour (Spring 2015 – Fall 2015)
We are working on a USA tour of GOSHEN. This tour includes screenings at running stores and marathon events. This will be a fantastic way to target running communities across the nation.
Community Screenings (Summer 2015 – ongoing)
GOSHEN will continue to screen in movie theaters across the USA through Tugg, a website that makes it possible for anybody to host a movie screening at their own local theater.
Public Screenings (Summer 2015 – ongoing)
Running clubs, schools, stores, libraries, museums, and other organizations that would like to screen GOSHEN will be encouraged to do so through a Screening Request Form on our website.
Television Broadcast (Summer 2015 – ongoing)
GOSHEN film's television presence will begin in Summer 2015 with networks such as Amazing Discoveries.
Digital Launch (Fall 2015)
GOSHEN will be released online, worldwide, on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, and Netflix.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our film and for supporting the production of Goshen! There are still many adventures to come so please stay tuned!