Bill Nye Documentary Nears $650,000 Goal During the Final Days on Kickstarter; Popular Scientist Does Stretch Goal “Mean Tweets” Video

With less than a week until the Kickstarter comes to an end, Bill Nye Documentary is so close to raise its initial $650,000 goal! The project surfaced last month and has slowly (but surely) continued to gain funding momentum and popularity.

New York City producers David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, the campaign’s organizers, revealed:

Bill Nye“Bill Nye is on a quest to change the world, and we want you to be part of it! Once the host of a popular kid’s show, Bill is about to take off his “Science Guy” lab coat and battle the naysayers to create a more scientifically literate and engaged universe. We’re going to make a film about it. A film for science. A film for the cosmos. The full access, exclusive film about Bill Nye.


“We’re documentary filmmakers, but we’re also hardcore Bill Nye fans who spent our middle school years learning about the ecosystem and the color spectrum from his trusty VHS tapes. Bill’s passion and enthusiasm stayed with us, and when we got older, we started making films about science and technology. When we learned that Bill Nye was doing something new, working outside of the classroom to champion science and space exploration and the fight against climate change, we knew we had to make this documentary.


Bill Nye 1“So we did our homework and learned everything we could about Bill. We gathered a great team, including Academy Award-winning producer Seth Gordon, and we created a plan for a documentary that will offer an all access backstage pass to Bill’s epic quest to change the world. Then, we shared our vision with Bill, who not only said yes but opened up his life to us. We’re still a little giddy. It’s awesome!


“With Bill on board, we’re ready to start following Bill as he tours the globe, advocates for space policy in Washington DC, launches a satellite, hangs out with Neil deGrasse Tyson, debates climate change deniers, and attempts to fill the big shoes of his former mentor and friend Carl Sagan — all at a time when science is under attack.”

In the midst of gathering the fund, Bill decided as a “stretch goal” he would read off the mean tweets that people have posted on Twitter all about him. He shared:

Bill Nye 3“Because we’ve passed 75% of our goal and we’re closing in on 10,000 backers, we have a special surprise only available to backers: Mean Tweets Outtakes. Hilarious and cruel, these are tweets and memes that didn’t make it into the original viral video. This *backers exclusive* video is available only to you. And since you are an official supporter of Nye Documentary Labs, you can USE THIS to encourage people who liked Bill Nye reading mean tweets to pledge (even just $1) so they can watch the new video.”

Check out the video here. The campaign is set to close this Thursday.

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