It’s time for an update on where we’re at, what we’ve done so far vs. what’s left to do, to call it a film!
First of all, you can watch our latest and greatest video piece by clicking here.
Whilst it is not a trailer, nor even the way in which the final product will be cut, it is a fairly good representation of the general tone, look, and feel for our independent feature, so we wholeheartedly recommend that you watch it and hope you enjoy what you see.
So, we’ve been busy on all ends, starting with getting the music themes right–if you haven’t heard samples of work in progress, take a moment to click here.
If it’s not the footage being stitched together to create a unique feel and a compelling story, it’s our animation style being fleshed out, so that we can come up with something that is both entertaining and which gets the message across. Our small team is completely committed to finding the best way to communicate the most important information about this way of life.
Each and every time I sit down to edit, my first questions are invariably, always the same: ‘How can this film help people whilst staying interesting? How can this be used as a tool to reach the mainstream?’
Because, believe it or not, many people out in the world never read about health and nutrition.
Luckily, those same people who hardly ever surf the web hungry for information, that, mind you, would surely improve their health or better their lives, do watch films to entertain themselves after a hard day’s work.
Enter: We Love Paleo; with its cornucopia of well-constructed animations, statistics, quotes, imagery, tips, and charts. Whilst the film certainly isn’t about drowning people in a deep sea of boring data, it is about conveying information on how to start implementing the paleo lifestyle right there and then.
This, guys, is what we believe in, and why we’re doing this: to inspire and empower the guy or girl next door to start doing something about that diabetes, constant fatigue, or muffin top.
Perhaps one may find the idea of raising awareness about a (still very ‘niche’) lifestyle via a crowd-funded independent documentary, daft or naive. However, we choose to think that word-of-mouth, our grass root marketing efforts, and our fans’ support (such as yourself reading this right now), will bring the film to the forefront. Besides, films like Food Inc, Supersize Me, and Food Matters have all been able to create a positive impact out in the world and make a mark on our collective minds. More than ever, the world is ready for a film about paleo and what IT has done for countless individuals around the globe.
Plus, we honestly believe there’s something in We Love Paleo for everyone: whether it’s a revelation, useful information, entertainment, inspiration, food for thought (pun intended), empowerment, or all of the above!
Stay tuned for our Holiday Giveaway Madness, starting in less than 24 hours, as well as information about our future test screening to be held in London and elsewhere.
Until next time, be healthy and enjoy life.
Hi guys, Caroleen here.
Well we promised you a photo of our winner surrounded by his coffee bags and we’ve delivered: here he is in his rad pad and with his prime goodies!
During a phone conversation I had with him, Cameron said: ‘It so awesome to win this Bulletproof coffee prize, cause I really love the stuff!’ Well Cameron, enjoy your cup of Joe for the next year or so 😉 And make sure to tell everyone about We Love Paleo!
For the rest of you guys, thanks for entering our giveaway and please stay tuned as we have more exciting sweepstakes coming and this time… there shall be more than one winner!
Have a lovely day!
Hi guys, Caroleen here.
If you found us a little quiet in the last few weeks, rest assure there’s a good reason for this: we’re hard at work editing We Love Paleo!
We wanted to take a moment however to fill you in on our editing progress and on what we have in store for you in the next few weeks.
First, despite being a micro team of 2 (and often 1.5) people, we are managing to cover good editing ground and are excited about what we’re seeing ‘come to life’ so far. Our composer, Ian Arber and us are currently putting a lot of thought in creating our ‘sound’ identity, for in our minds visuals and soundtrack are meant to be in symbiosis (and to be honest, I don’t know of a filmmaker who would tell you something different).
To say that this whole making-an-international-doc adventure is a piece of Paleo cake would be a big fat lie: the madness of taking on such a big project with such limited resources can only be explained by a genuine desire to bring massive awareness to this phenomenal lifestyle—and ultimately see our fellow human beings leading better more fulfilled lives. That the whole endeavor is fueled by our love for the film medium, our passion for storytelling and the excitement to be the first documentary on Paleo clearly labeled as such, also helps tremendously.
Over the last several weeks, we have seen our audience grow exponentially and emails from our followers have been multiplying. People are showing more and more interest and pre ordering our film packages and it is truly a privilege to be blessed with so much support. The fact that you guys are there, reading our posts and interacting and showing us the love everyday… It keeps us motivated and ‘pushing’ for that ultimate moment when we finally get to show you We Love Paleo on a big, medium or tiny screen!
Here’s what we have in store for you in the next couple of weeks…
Stay tuned for more video snippets!
We haven’t shown you anything since our 4-Minute Sneak Peak Introducing Naomi back in May (this year) and think it’s time we showed you some more! We’ll have at least two more cool excerpts to show you shortly, one of which features Cain Credicott of Paleo Magazine (seen in the screenshot above) and a handful of development updates as we delve further into the world of timelines, frames, waveforms, effects and color correction!
Along the way, we’ll also have some cool surprises that you guys are going to love plus more contests and fun stuff!
So, thanks again for your loyalty and if you haven’t done so yet…
Support independent filmmaking and grab We Love Paleo ahead of time, just go to: buy.welovepaleo.com
Until next time… be well everyone ans have a fantastic week-end!
Caroleen, Indie filmmaker
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Caroleen here. This wonderful adventure that we call independent filmmaking continues as our team hits the road again to complete the last bit of filming in Berlin!
So… what are we doing in Berlin you might ask? Weren’t we supposed to be done with filming already?
Well technically, no.
Producing a documentary usually entails several bouts of filming spread over a few months (even years sometimes). Whilst the majority of our content was shot earlier in April, we still needed to come back here to film three of our subjects: Johaness Kwella (from Spree Crossfit spreecrossfit.de + Joe PaleoTV youtube.com/JoePaleoTV) at eatPerformance Café (eatPerformance.de), Rodrigo and Boris Leite (from Sauvage Berlin sauvageberlin.com). Hence us being in the magnificent metropolis again.
We’re hoping to film our subjects in their day-to-day work lives and also capture some cinematic shots of Berlin along the way.
So please stay tunes as we continue to develop this labor of love and post news about We Love Paleo’s post-production progress.
A good way to do so is by subscribing to our newsletter!
Have a wonderful sunny week-end,
Ok, so those of you who personally know me, know that I try to stay out of the spotlight… at all costs. Nevertheless, when the guys from That Paleo Show in Australia approached us for an interview we emphatically said YES!
So an interview I did… at 3 am in the morning (our local time). I’ll admit I was a bit groggy at first and had to ‘warm up’ so to speak but…
It was all worth it, cause I had fun and felt honored to be discussing about We Love Paleo with such dedicated people. These guys are truly committed to sharing what they know about health and well being with everyone they come in contact with ‘in a big way’, which is no doubt admirable.
To listen to the interview go to: http://thewellnesscouch.com/tps/tps-73-we-love-paleo-documentary-interview-with-indie-filmmaker-caroleen-moise-reimann
Have a great Monday,
Encouraged by our great crowd funding success… Our filmmaking team just launched its online shop!
So today is a really special and exciting day for us.
Today’s the day we start taking pre orders for anyone wanting to buy We Love Paleo ahead of its early 2015 release date. You can now go to buy.welovepaleo.com and choose from a couple available options. And to thank you, our audience, for supporting independent filmmaking, we even threw in our TRUE FAN Pack at an introductory price.
If you haven’t seen excerpt from We Love Paleo yet go to: http://igg.me/at/welovepaleo/x/1793889. You’ll also be able to watch us talk about why making We Love Paleo is so dear to our hearts and ‘meet us’ via video. Based on the footage and the great content our participants graciously volunteered (and I know we’re a bit biased here but still), we truly think this film is going to be a quality documentary on the Paleo lifestyle.
‘That’s cool’ I hear you say, ‘But what if the film never comes out?’ Impossible.
This train has been going full speed ahead for a while guys, and besides, credit cards and PayPal accounts won’t be charged until our film is released… So you can buy in confidence.
Okay… that’s pretty much it for now…
Do you have ideas on how we can improve our offer and make things better? If so, please do let us by contacting us here or sending an email to ‘hello at welovepaleo dot com’ !
Have a great week-end,
Caroleen, Tjard & the WLP team
This week’s perk, a 1-wk Menu Plan from Eat Drink Paleo, was delivered to all our backers who pledged $50 or more during our crowd funding campaign for We Love Paleo.
If you’re wondering what they received, inside their 1-week Menu Plan, supporters will find more than 20 mouthwatering recipes from Eat Drink Paleo’s Irena Macri (eatdrinkpaleo.com.au).
The guide comes with great guidelines on the Paleo dietary approach and excellent tips for busy peeps always on the go! The recipes are simple and frankly delicious (I personally know because our whole team chowed down on Irena’s cauliflower and beetroot ‘couscous’ recipe topped with lamb shanks! (and if you don’t believe me check it out here: http://bit.ly/Un50jS
Missed your chance to receive this customized ”Backer-Only” reward?
Well, you’re in luck because a more in-depth Eat Drink Paleo Menu Plan, will soon be available to all right here on welovepaleo.com
Have a wonderful week-end Paleo folks,
Caroleen and the WLP team