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Finally, a documentary about scientists who get misrepresented by the media.
Those TV documentaries you see, and the science experts they feature? Did you know that producers often edit them out of context, and twist their words, to make it seem like they promoted some pop sensationalism instead of the real facts?
Science Friction is going to expose these faux documentaries by name, and will give the scientists a chance to clear the record. The film is intended for theatrical release. The production is being crowdfunded right here on this page.
The many scientists and other experts we're interviewing include:
Richard Dawkins • Michael Mann • Steven Novella • James Randi • Mathew Wedel • Alice Kehoe • Jonathan Davis • Kevin Folta • Riko Muranaka • Richard Wiseman • Seth Shostak • Garry Nolan • Ken Feder • Brian Brushwood
And many others with jaw-dropping stories of misrepresentation.
Skeptoid Media is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit, so all crowdfunding donations are fully tax deductible for U.S. taxpayers.
Call for scientists
We have many interviews already scheduled and are actively looking for more stories. If you are a scientist who was duped, warped, taken out of context, or otherwise screwed by the production, contact our producer James H. Marsden.
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What happens if you don't reach the fundraising goal?
The film is already in production, so it will be completed with whatever funds are available. Every penny donated will end up on the screen. The closer we get to our goal, the more scientists' stories we will be able to feature at their locations worldwide.
What other projects have you successfully completed?
Skeptoid Media has been producing documentary films, web video series, and podcasts since 2006. Our award-winning film Principles of Curiosity was successfully crowdfunded and completed in 2017 and you can watch it right here to get an idea of our production values.
Who the heck are you people?
Skeptoid Media is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with public financial records. Full financial transparency is always provided. See our listing on GuideStar. Meet our Board of Directors and staff.
Any other questions?
You will be credited as an Executive Producer in the film's credits and on IMDb. $5,000 - Associate Producer credit onscreen
You will be credited as an Associate Producer in the film's credits and on IMDb. $1,000 - Special Thanks credit onscreen
We reserve this section of the credits for parties who REALLY make a difference in our ability to produce the film — we would love to add you here! $500 - Skype chat with one of our scientists of your choice
We will advise you of which science experts in the film are available for a Skype chat during our production. Dependent upon your ability to meet their schedule. 15 minutes max. $100 - What we ask
The basic amount we are asking everyone to contribute. We want you to do it because you believe it's important, not because you want a reward. $50 - Digital download of the finished film
Once the film is finished we will email you a secure link to download your own personal copy of the movie to keep, in a common digital video format. Any donation - Your name at the end of the credits
Probably in some microscopic font along with a thousand other people, but at least we don't "misrepresent" that!
Email with any questions about these rewards.