We're making a non-profit collaborative movie called "The 1 Second Film."
You can read all about our project at the1secondfilm.com
In short, the project is an atempt to create the World's Biggest Collaborative Film, starting with the shortest film ever made. Anyone can produce the film by donating $1. Producers range from celebrities like Kevin Bacon and Stephen Colbert to great grandmothers, students, and first-time filmmakers. The credits will be over an hour long, and will include a feature length making of documentary detailing how so many people joined together for one moment. All profits raised by the finished film will be donated to a charity called the Global Fund for Women.
The 1 Second Film is the flagship production of The Collaboration Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization driven by a 5 Phase Plan to bring people around the world together to create collaborative art and social change.
About Our Road to Oprah Quest
In 2007, The 1 Second Film crew embarked on an epic quest to ask Oprah for $1 to join our crew.
After lots of grassroots fundraising, we raised enough to buy a $3,100 used school bus on Ebay. We then drove 10,000 miles across America, meeting as many folks as we could along our way to Chicago, where we hoped to ask Oprah for a dollar.
Our crew of 8 took a 30 day tour presenting our film project at YouTube, Google, universities, art galleries, highschools, skate parks, house parties, and even a veteran's home. We travelled to 28 states while signing up over 1,000 new producers. Unfortunately, on the day we arrived in Chicago, Oprah was on an emegency trip to Africa to address a crisis situation at her Leadership Academy for Girls.
We were uable to meet with Oprah while we were in Chicago, and had to return home. Fortunately, our project is very much about the journey. We filmed the trip andwill be editing it into our making of documentary.
We have also been making some improvements to the1secondfilm.com based on lessons learned on the tour. And we still have our bus, and are currently planning more trips.
So, hopefully we can still pitch our film to Oprah!
Follow @1secondfilm on twitter to keep up with our journey!