There’s no two ways about it: filmmaking is expensive. From travel costs to equipment rentals, baggage fees to insurance, the costs really add up. A low-budget documentary film can easily incur costs in excess of $300,000.
Independent filmmakers like us often have to cobble together funding from a variety of sources, including crowdfunding, private investment, grants, co-production opportunities, and other support. We’re working hard to find the funding we need to complete this production.
We are grateful for the continuing financial support of individuals and organizations across Alaska and the lower 48. If you would like to see this film become a reality, please join us by making a donation using the form on this page. We’ve put together some thank-you gifts for your generosity!
Your donation will be processed by our non-profit fiscal sponsor, Alaska Wildlife Alliance (AWA). Fiscal sponsorship simply means that AWA will receive donations on our behalf, and that your contribution is therefore tax-deductible. The funds will be disbursed to us to be used toward film expenses, and the production remains independently produced and free from editorial or creative influence. Fiscal sponsor arrangements such as this are very common for independent filmmakers, who otherwise cannot receive grant funding from foundations.
If you would like to invest in the film outside of this fiscal sponsor structure, we are happy to accommodate — please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss options.