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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Humanity’s Best Friend – The American Service Dog


This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Filmmaker Billy Blake has launched this Kickstarter to help him make Humanity’s Best Friend – a new feature length documentary about the world of service dogs. The film will follow amazing dogs that are trained – arduously and with precision – to perform a wide variety of tasks, which they perform with loyalty and devotion.  The film will also follow recipients (many living with physical and other disabilities) for whom the dogs assist at a level that is life-altering and can be life-saving.  The film will present a heartfelt and emotional journey, through the union between dog and person, showing the significant changes that occur, as these new companions are introduced into their lives.

Humanity’s Best Friend™ will explore and explain the processes involved that make service dogs possible. You’ll be introduced to puppy-raisers, trainers, and other VIP’s, notably the important organizations that oversee, coordinate, and administer these processes.  We came to Kickstarter because we wanted this film to have an INDEPENDENT focus, be TRUTHFUL to its subject matter, and speak to a like-minded COMMUNITY.

INDEPENDENCE – Because this film covers people and functions both in the forefront and also behind the scenes, it is necessary to tell this story independently – without serving any outside master. TRUTH – This is a passion project, borne of personal experience and vision. We want to stay true to that vision. COMMUNITY – We seek a community that not only loves dogs, but loves how dogs interact with people. You will love the process of learning and feeling when watching this film. What better place than Kickstarter, where like-minded communities are created and fostered every day.

As of November 19th, this project has raised $10,000 of their $61,500 goal. This project has 11 days left to raise the $61,500 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $10, you will get a screensaver and ring tone.  For a pledge of $15, you will get a digital download of the film.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1229627753/humanitys-best-friendtm-the-american-service-dog?

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