Fight For Space: Space Program & NASA Documentary

@FightForSpace by @EventideVisuals is a feature length documentary film that explores the current state and future of the U.S. space program.

TeamJaded loves space. We love Neil DeGrasse Tyson. We love space shows on TV. We love astronauts. And in honor of our friend Whit Scott‘s aunt, Sally Ride, we present this documentary for Doc-Day Wednesday. Sally Ride was the first woman, as well as the youngest person to enter space. She was a role mode, a national hero, and continues to inspire even after her death. She passed away on July 23rd, 2012 after a 17 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Our thoughts go out to Whit and his family.

Sally was an avid supporter of science education and space exploration. We assume she would be down with this doc.

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If you want to support Fight For Space, you have until August 19th, 2012. They still have a long way to go, and any amount helps. Watch the trailer above. Seriously, it’s a great trailer.

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From the film:

Since the Apollo era of the 1960s, NASA’s budget has been shrinking and our ambitions in space have been decreasing. We are producing a documentary that will examine the reasons why our space program is not all it can be. We are also going to show that space IS worth the time, money, and energy that it needs, not for only exploration and scientific reasons but for economic, planetary security, and cultural reasons as well. We will also be covering the great scientific achievements that NASA is making right now, and we will be examining the new commercial space enterprise by companies like SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, Bigelow, and more. Many problems have occurred in just the past 10 years that have lead to the consistent underfunding of NASA, the cancellation of multiple space systems, and the decline of America’s role in space.

We are not producing your average space documentary where we show restored footage from the moon landings and CGI galaxy renderings. We are covering the real political and economic issues of the recent past, today, and tomorrow. We are covering both sides of the argument and we promise to produce a fair and objective film.

TeamJaded’s SXSW 2012. Get Experienced.

This is the instagram edition of our SXSW 2012 experience. We’ve been having a great time enjoying movies, parties, panels, meetups… you name it. Here are some moments captured on Abby’s iphone. You can follow her on instagram @abbymoriah if you feel so inclined.

sxsw 2012 registration badge pickup line

The line wrapped around the entire convention center TWICE. I’m pretty sure the convention center is two blocks by two blocks. It took us three hours.

Cabin in the Woods by Joss Whedon SXSW 2012 Q&A

Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard’s Cabin in the Woods = AWESOME. Go see it when you can. This was their Q&A session after the screening.

SXSW 2012 Women's Panel

Abby went to an all women’s panel about how women present themselves in social media. Included some fabulous women: @bbosker @susanorlean @tiffanyshlain @lisaling

Bloody Mary at The Yellow Jacket Social Club

Could be the best Bloody Mary you will ever drink. Amy Mullins from the Yellow Jacket Social Club mixes up a fabulous morning cocktail.

Rolled Film Screening at SXSW 2012

Our friend Whit Scott showed his film Rolled to an audience at the Austin Caravan site. Great fun and tons of laughs.

Austin Tacos Instagram

Them Austinites ain’t lying. These are dang delicious.

Waiting in line to see Dollhouse SXSW 2012 Film

Waiting in line to see Dollhouse, a narrative feature at SXSW 2012. Crazy times.

Editing Rolled the Film.

The last month or so we’ve been working on our friend Whit Scott’s film, ROLLED. It’s been an incredibly fun and entertaining adventure editing this project. We just handed Whit the first rough cut of the film, and he’s starting to enter it into film festivals. We’re excited to see what happens! We’ll keep you updated on Rolled, but if you want first-hand info go LIKE the Facebook Page and/or sign up for the email blast.

Without giving too much away, here are some screen grabs from the editing…

TP group Whit was in.

The guys from the TP group the year Whit was in it. From left to right: Whit Scott, Kevin Manwarren, Mike Orton-Toliver, Matt Jones

Whit Scott and Matt Jones

Whit Scott and Matt Jones. Yes, that is Badger from Breaking Bad. He and Whit have been friends for a while. Also, notice Matt's mug is pretty apropo for the season.

Whit. He is the guy behind the camera. Literally. Well, in this shot he is. Rolled is his film.

This is Whit Scott. He is the guy behind the camera. Literally. Well, in this shot he is. Rolled is his film.

Looking at archival photos.

Here Whit is looking at some archival photos with... someone.

Just some TP.

Just some TP.

Rolled featured in the Claremont Courier.

Rolled was featured in the Claremont Courier.

Editing Timeline

This is just two of the scenes in the editing timeline.

A TP'd tree.

A TP'd tree. That is all.

Rolled Film Kickstarter Outtake Reel

Our friend Whit Scott’s film project Rolled, has passed the halfway mark on kickstarter and is well on it’s way to raising the $30k necessary to move the project forward. It’s not too late to donate! (In fact please do… we want to work on this thing.)

And just to show his appreciation for all the support so far, Whit has uploaded an outtake reel from the kickstarter video for your viewing pleasure.

Rolled: Fund this film on Kickstarter


Rolled is our good friend Whit Scott’s film in production about,

In 1979 a kid from LA got together with three of his friends because he wanted to artistically toilet paper a house. They planned it out knowing exactly what they would do, how long it would take, and how it would look in the end. One of the kids filmed it.

They continued this mischief throughout their high school years. When one graduated, they replaced him with a new member to carry on a specific job in the group. These jobs included the “historian” who photographed or filmed every house they hit.

In the late 90s, I joined this group as the historian. I recently convinced my three compatriots to recount their experiences. They said yes, we collected some great stories, and we were also able to meet the group’s founding member.

What remains is to go to Los Angeles to meet and film the kids currently in the group, and see how it’s doing since we left in 2000. The footage that was shot over the last 32 years also needs to be unarchived and digitized.

JADED is involved with the planning and production of Rolled. We headed down to LA with Whit and his wife Claire a couple of times this spring to film prelimanary interviews. You can see those in the Kickstarter trailer above. We’ve also helped some with the budgeting, and production recommendations, and we plan to be a lot more involved as the project moves forward.

We are really excited about this project! Whit is a great friend, and Rolled is all he has been talking about for the past year. Now he’s trying to raise $30k in the next thirty days…

To complete the film, donations are needed for camera, sound and lighting operators; city permits, insurance, motion graphics and post production.

Hook him up with some cash and he’ll roll any house in the U.S. for you (for $10k). The other donation incentives range from a DVD, to a name drop in the film, to Executive Producer credits. The Kickstarter has only been up for about twenty-four hours and he’s already raised more than $4,500. We’d say that’s a pretty good start.

Rolling with the updates

UPDATES: We did a shoot for the Sierra Club last Thursday to commemorate their blocking of the 150th coal plant. We were happy to help with such a worthy cause, we’ll post the video when it’s up.

After we dropped the footage off at Fed Ex on Friday, we headed down to LA with our friends Whit and Claire to help Whit with his first feature film “Rolled“. It’s a documentary style narrative about a crew of high school kids who toilet paper houses in Claremont. We think it’s going to be awesome.

Saturday was one of the first days of production and mostly consisted of Whit (above) doing a prelimanary interview with his friend Kevin (below) who is one of the main characters (and who also happened to be playing a show that day).

We recorded Kevin’s show as a favor to him. Abby was on the A1, Jeremey on the 7D.

This is Whit monitoring audio, and happens to be one of my favorite shots from the day.

We are also busy at work on our own documentary project, which is shaping up to be about people preparing for life after oil. Research is running deep at the moment. We’re looking for interesting characters who are currently working on solutions for living after the oil crash. Those people could be survivalists, urban farmers, bike activists, etc. At this point we’re looking for charismatic, passionate, and knowledgeable people who are DOING SOMETHING that is visually interesting (preferably in the Bay Area/ greater NorCal for now). Let us know if that’s you or if you know anybody.

Redford Center Art of Activism: Cory Booker “Why We Need Crazy People”

“The Redford Center’s November 2010 Art of Activism program featured Newark, New Jersey Mayor, and star of the Emmy-nominated TV show Brick City, Cory Booker. One of four shorts from his interview with Executive Director Lee Bycel, Cory discusses how manifesting love is critical to change.”

Please visit the Redford Center for more information and video from this event.

Redford Art of Activism: Cory Booker “Patriotism and Prayers”

“The Redford Center’s November 2010 Art of Activism program featured Newark, New Jersey Mayor, and star of the Emmy-nominated TV show Brick City, Cory Booker. One of four shorts from his interview with Executive Director Lee Bycel, Cory discusses how manifesting love is critical to change.”

Please visit the Redford Center for more information and video from this event.

Redford Art of Activism: Cory Booker “Manifesting Love”

“The Redford Center’s November 2010 Art of Activism program featured Newark, New Jersey Mayor, and star of the Emmy-nominated TV show Brick City, Cory Booker. One of four shorts from his interview with Executive Director Lee Bycel, Cory discusses how manifesting love is critical to change.”

Please visit the Redford Center for more information and video from this event.

Redford Art of Activism: Cory Booker “Elections and Change”

“The Redford Center’s November 2010 Art of Activism program featured Newark, New Jersey Mayor, and star of the Emmy-nominated TV show Brick City, Cory Booker. One of four shorts from his interview with Executive Director Lee Bycel, Cory discusses how manifesting love is critical to change.”
Please visit the Redford Center for more information and video from this event.