Friday, June 22, 2012

This Week's Inspiring Pop Culture Moment: I'm Fine, Thanks

Each week we take a look around our pop culture world and try to find one moment that stood out as the most inspiring. It might be a celebrity who is doing charitable things, a TV shows that inspires us to be better or a philosophy that we should all strive to live by. Here is this week's most inspiring pop culture moment.

How often have you uttered the words, "I'm fine, thanks," but didn't really mean it? Countless people go through their lives unwilling to admit they are unhappy and accepting complacency as the answer. Indie filmmakers Adam Baker (producer) and Grant Peele (director) set out with a five-person crew to find people who made the choice to change their lives.

I'm Fine, Thanks is a new feature-length doc. The film's Facebook page describes the project as "a collection of stories about life, the choices we all make and the paths we ultimately decide to follow." It looks at what drives people to make certain decisions and questions why that crucial moment happens when you make up your mind to change.

The film is currently in post-production and, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, is scheduled to premiere in July at the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. The film will become available online a few weeks later.

The filmmakers traveled across the country conducting over 60 interviews and want to share the stories they found and inspire others to take action and change their lives. On their Kickstarter page they wrote, "Our goal is to ignite a movement of people who are tired of settling for mediocrity. We want to eliminate 'getting by,' 'doing fine,' 'could be worse' and 'can't complain' from the vocabulary of our modern culture."

Watch for I'm Fine, Thanks coming online this summer. And visit the film's Facebook page for more information.

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