Kickstarter Tuesdays: Ferroflow / Dog Named Gucci Final Distribution


Geek Alabama Kickstarter Projects

This week on Kickstarter Tuesdays, let’s talk about two more projects from Alabama that you need to support!

Ferroflow

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Every now and then you need a little distraction from staring at your monitor for hours on end, and Ferroflow is your answer! Just touch it to turn it on and enjoy the display as it moves ferrofluid around in cool and unique ways, automatically. The spikes and fluid motions will provide just the break you’re looking for, and good luck keeping your coworkers away.  This display is smaller than Ferroflow but still showcases the cool properties of ferrofluid and is very fun to play with. It comes with 2 magnets and free US shipping.

They first discovered ferrofluid several years ago and immediately knew that they had to find a way to showcase it in a desktop display. It’s a unique black magnetic liquid created by NASA that reacts in very cool ways when exposed to magnetic fields.  They started designing prototypes to showcase this amazing substance in the best way possible and spent over a year perfecting the design and patent pending technology to make it happen.  Ferroflow is the first fully automatic ferrofluid display, and to turn it on or off you simply touch any part on the top half.  When it’s on you can turn the knob to adjust the speed of the movements from slow to fast, and even when it’s off you can still turn the knob to move the ferrofluid manually. It’s truly a work of art that has to be seen in person to appreciate it.

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As of September 8th, this Kickstarter project has raised around $18,000 of the $15,000 goal they need to be funded. And as you know in Kickstarter, a project is not funded until the fundraising goal is reached! This project only has 15 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $35, you will get one mini Ferrofluid display. For a pledge of $220, you will get one Ferroflow display.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ferroflow/ferroflow-automatic-ferrofluid-sculpture

A Dog Named Gucci Final Distribution

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A DOG NAMED GUCCI is a feature-length documentary that looks at animal abuse laws in the United States, told through the compelling story of one determined man and one lovable dog who made it their mission to change the laws in their state.  The film is complete and they have just signed a few amazing distribution deals which will be bringing A Dog Named Gucci to every distribution portal both in the United States and abroad. In April 2016 you will be able to purchase the deluxe DVD, or watch the film on your favorite streaming platforms, and more.

Also in April 2016 you will be hearing about Gucci everywhere…because of both the film and the very special musical anthem which closes the film. A song recorded by some very famous animal-loving rock stars. The song has already been picked up for some major distribution, and we promise it will rock your world.  Because the DVD will not be mastered until January, there is still time to get your name in the end credits, to become an Associate or Executive Producer, or to have a memorial for your pet in the end credits. Show the world how much you care!

The funds raised during this Kickstarter campaign will go towards the final post-production items necessary to hand the film over to the distributors. Things like color correction, insurance, and a new 2-minute trailer.  A DOG NAMED GUCCI is a feature-length documentary which looks at animal abuse and abuse laws in the United States by telling the story of a 10-week old puppy named Gucci who was hung by his neck, punched repeatedly, doused with lighter fluid, and set afire. That should have been his last contact with humans. His final moments of life.

But Doug James, standing on his porch nearby, heard the puppy’s cries and ran to help. He scared away the cowardly thugs who had perpetrated this heinous crime, and at the request of Gucci’s 15-year-old runaway owner, took the dog in for the night.  Thus began a 16-year odyssey of devotion and perseverance.

When Gucci was rescued by Doug, it seemed impossible that the badly burned pup would make it through the night. But Gucci, a Chow-Husky mix, would live for sixteen years as Doug’s companion. As Gucci recovered, Doug did everything in his power to see that the dog’s three assailants were punished. However, the laws in Alabama were not on Gucci’s side. At worst the guilty would receive slaps on the wrists. That was not enough in the eyes of Doug James.

Together with local legislators, and with Gucci always faithfully by his side, Doug would see the “Gucci Bill” passed, changing the laws in Alabama and making domestic animal abuse a felony. He would witness Gucci go from being a survivor . . . to a rock star.  Gucci’s story captivated the state of Alabama in the mid-90s. And now, when every other day a new tale of outrageous animal abuse pops up on the news or on Facebook, they present a story that will captivate animal lovers everywhere and show that one person can make a difference. Especially when they have a tail-chasing pup by their side.

A DOG NAMED GUCCI brings the amazing story of Gucci and Doug James to life.  They interviewed Doug, Shauna (Gucci’s original owner), and everyone else involved with the case: from the doctors and veterinarians who helped Gucci recover, to the legislators who helped Doug and Gucci change the virtually non-existent abuse laws in Alabama.  By also including the abuse cases of Nitro, Susie, and Louie Vuitton, A DOG NAMED GUCCI examines the bigger picture of domestic animal abuse in America (think of it as a “Waiting For Superman” about animal abuse), the laws in every state, and what you can do to help change them.

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As of September 8th, this Kickstarter project has raised around $2,000 of the $7,500 goal they need to be funded. And as you know in Kickstarter, a project is not funded until the fundraising goal is reached! This project only has 30 days left to raise the $7,500 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $25, you will get a digital download of the score for the film.  For a pledge of $50, you will get a signed DVD of A Dog Named Gucci.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gormanbechard/a-dog-named-gucci-the-final-road-to-distribution

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