03 September 2012

Oceanic Preservation Society aims to start a movement with 'The Heist'

Oceanic Preservation Society, which produced the 2009 Academy Award winning documentary, The Cove, is seeking funding through the crowdsourcing website, Kickstarter, for their latest film project, The Heist.

The Kickstarter campaign will engage supporters and the proceeds will supplement funds from traditional methods.

The Heist focuses on mass extinction and follows a group of activists as they attempt to initiate cultural change. In the Kickstarter video, Louie Psihoyos states that many species that we know today will be extinct by the end of the century.

 “We’re not trying to make a movie, we’re trying to start a movement,” says Psihoyos. “We have a moral obligation to save these species, because we’re responsible for them blinking out.”

Kristen McFarland | @KinoFou
Cincinnati, OH Kristen, a vegan from Cincinnati, Ohio, is passionate about animal welfare and film. She is currently studying Creative Writing for Entertainment at Full Sail University, has her associate's degree in e-media, and works as a photographer and filmmaker.

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