Your Community Story Not Being Told? Social Filmmaking Can Make A Difference

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Live The Dream Films produces Ideas Just Waiting For You, the first crowd sourced social filmmaking program for developing documentaries.

Ideas are a funny thing - the more they sit inside the head, the more they rot. In order for an idea to become real, it is important to get it out of the head and into reality.

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Live The Dream Films wants to turn every soccer moms and hockey dads into executive film producers, more precisely executive film funders. Through the Ideas Just Waiting For You social filmmaking program, a community can bring to life stories that otherwise might never be told.

Social Filmmaking can show the darkness of a plight and pain; the magnitude of a misery. But it can also shine the light of hope by documenting the kindness of a helpful hand, the impact of a just and noble struggle, or just an insight from a cycle that was broken. Social Filmmaking documents the DNA of our society, the stuff that makes us who we are.

The challenge has always been on how to fund these programs and not how to produce them. "We all know that money is always an issue, especially during these economic times," recognizes Dr. Smith, "so finding creative ways to funds socially-oriented projects is a program in itself." Through the Ideas Just Waiting For You program, Live The Dream Films hopes to use crowdfunding to get many of these ideas out of the community's collective heads and into reality.

Social Filmmaking breaks the traditional film production mold. Communities aren't looking for the usual return on investments like with commercial film companies. People just want the satisfaction of being a part of telling a story that otherwise may not be told. There is tremendous "power and feeling" that comes from this kind of achievement, notes Dr. Smith. Stories are the glue that binds us together as a human race. We are the only species that uses stories to pass along cultural information. It truly makes us, Us.

To learn more about the Ideas Just Waiting For You program, please visit

About Live The Dream Films:
Founded in 2009 as a social filmmaking company, Live The Dream Films is dedicated to discovering, making, and distributing best of class documentary films covering socially-oriented topics of the day. Live The Dream Films sees the human condition, as expressed through commercial-grade film production, as one of the most least understood and valued experience in our society. Through the documentary process, Live the Dream Films can show that the things that bind us together as a society and people are stronger than the things that tear us apart.


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