OK, if you know me, you’ve heard about the Kickstarter Campaign we are waging (only word that seemed to fit) to get a documentary about podcasting off the ground. The question is, why? Why do we need a documentary about podcasting, and if I’m already listening to podcasts, why would I need to see them in a movie?
These are all the questions Graham Elwood and I went through to decide whether or not we were going to even attempt this. So we took some test footage at the last LAPODFEST. And that’s when we discovered what the documentary will be, and why we had to do it.
On the surface, Podcasting is about technology, broadcasting, comedy, and entertainment. But it really isn’t. It’s really about the intensely personal connection between the podcaster and the fans. No other medium has this. So the documentary will explore this. Why? Why is it so important? Why does it mean so much to so many people?
For example, we have gotten emails about how we have gotten people through tough times. It doesn’t matter that we are talking about movies. People feel like they know us, and are part of our lives. And in a way, they are. We have gotten emails about how we helped them get through addiction, the Tsunami in Japan, and even the death of a loved one. How we’ve inspired them. We’re two guys talking into a laptop in a garage.
We are humbled by this connection, and we want to learn more about it. In a time where technology is making us more remote and farther apart, podcasting is one of the ways technology is actually bringing us together. I can’t wait to see what we find.
OK, so we’re in the final stretch of the campaign, too. Help if you can and be a part of it. Thanks!