Radioactive Veterans Gets Fully Funded

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Bradley Bethel (Producer) and Mark Wampler (Director)

I have been very fortunate in my short life so far working in video.  My first professional foray into the field resulted in being an Associate Producer of Radioactive Veteran, a movie about…well…just read my previous posts.  In short, it’s fricking awesome. It also just got fully funded to the tune of 10K on Seed & Spark.

The two guys above were part of the team that it wouldn’t have happened without.  I first met Brad in the video biz when he screened his movie Unverified here in Chapel Hill.  I was really impressed with it.  I had worked with him in another capacity outside of the video realm for a while…and was always hampering with notions that perhaps someday we could work together.  Now we have and it was great.

I met Mark when I heard he was looking for help with turning a whole lot of great information and footage into a full fledged documentary.

We met for coffee and…well…now it is fully funded.  It’s been a great process for me to watch unfold and I learned a lot.  Mainly what I learned is that it takes a team.  Also I learned that though there are many times when you are up against a deadline…the fact is that nothing really happens quickly.  There will be so many revisions and so many late nights and “last minute changes” and “it’s good…but how about we change this…?”

I am hoping to be able to attend some of the film festivals where this movie will ideally (fingers crossed) be showing.  If it comes to a town near you, check it out.  Especially if you know of any vets from the WWII era…it’s really a riveting look into their lives.

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Mucho Radioactive Veteran updates!

The latest and greatest updates on Radioactive Veteran!

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If you are first time visitor to The Video Slab here is the latest…I am in the lucky position of being an Assistant Producer for a really powerful documentary film called Radioactive Veteran.  It’s been such a privilege to have this film come into my life.  That may sound corny…but this kind of story is exactly why I spent all those nights teaching myself video editing and filming in the first place.

We just received word (we=the whole team working on this) that this movie has been accepted as a work-in-progress screening at the Film Festival of Columbus!  Yes!

BTW…here is the FB PAGE for that festival.

Anyway, we are also in the midst of a fundraising campaign to aid us in helping the full length version reach it’s full potential in terms of production value.  We are using a service called Seed & Spark.  Out of the $10K originally sought we are already halfway funded!

Currently we are 54% funded.  It’s going really really well.

But if you haven’t followed us on Seed & Spark or would like to contribute, please consider doing so.  We could really benefit from people sharing the link and following our efforts with as many people as they feel comfy doing so with.  As of today we have 26 days remaining!

Here it is…Seed&Spark!

Also here are two other fun places to get info about this project.

A radio interview…at WHUPRadio.

And a news article…Jacksonville’s JDNews

Movie Trailer: Radioactive Veteran

Oh my goodness it has been a busy time.  And because of that I must write briefly here about this fantastic trailer that you are likely to watch…and hopefully share with someone else..who will then share it with- you get the picture.

I met Mark Wampler a while back when he was putting out the feelers for a video editor to help him tell this very compelling story about vets who were exposed to nuclear weapons testing in the 1950’s.

Discussions took place, introductions were made, and a team  came together over time and now this beauty of a trailer is newly minted and ready for the presses.  FYI, I did not end up being the editor for this piece.  I just sort of was a cheerleader on this project trying to help when I could with a bit here and there.  It’s the kind of story though that got me excited in the first place about what film and video can do to make the world a more informed and better place.

The full movie will be forthcoming.  But in the meantime, if you know any WWII vet or anyone dedicated to veteran’s rights, this is going to be a must see show.

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