With a few hours before the closing of its Kickstarter initiative, Bill Nye’s new film has reached over $800,000 thanks to 16,000 backers. Due to its popularity, the project has been dubbed the crowdfunding giant’s most funded documentary.
New York City producers David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, the campaign’s organizers, revealed:
“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.
“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.”
Project, which struggled at first, reached its initial goal last week. Sharing his thoughts about the most funded Kickstarter documentary news, Bill Nye uploaded a video of himself reacting to the announcement.
The documentary is set to debut in June 2017.
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