Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Campaign launched to fund film on climate change

Screenplay is by local actor Jim Jarrett

    A campaign is being launched this week to fund a film written and directed by part-time Wood River Valley resident Jim Jarrett, known to local theater-goers for playing Vincent Van Gogh in the one-man show “Vincent.”
    Jarrett’s film, “Talk Is Cheap,” addresses climate change and the responsibilities and shortcomings of layers of generations.
    “It’s a story focused on a father and a daughter, and how one teenage girl’s vow of silence and the subsequent viral revolution it ignites gives momentous voice to a generation demanding change,” Jarret said.
    The film will star Jarrett’s daughter, Kyla Jarrett, who graduated from the Community School in 2011.
    Jarrett said Barrie Osborne, producer of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has signed on to produce “Talk Is Cheap.” However, Jarrett said, Osborne wants to remain free of a major film studio so he and the others involved can maintain complete creative control.
    The film’s funding campaign is being launched on Kickstarter, an online project incubator, where people are being asked to pledge $1 each.
    Jarrett called the fundraising campaign “the most unique campaign in the history of Kickstarter.”
    “What makes it so unique is that our campaign mirrors what the film is all about — the power of one person to make a difference in this world and what happens when a bunch of ‘one persons’ come together,” he said.

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