When will the film be released?
What happened to the Kickstarter campaign?
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Kickstarter campaign was 127% funded on August 24th, bringing the total to an astounding $15,325 raised! That money went directly to funding the first two weeks of production in Washington. The campaign is now finished, but our fundraising efforts are ongoing as we work to reach our total budget goal of $160,000.
How can I support the film?
It’s easy! Through our fiscal sponsorship with the International Documentary Association, you can donate one of two ways:
1.) On our IDA page, via Paypal, by clicking here.
2.) Send a check with “Run While You Can Film” in the memo to:
What is “fiscal sponsorship?”
Fiscal sponsorship is a formal arrangement in which a 501(c)(3) public charity, such as the IDA, agrees to sponsor a project that furthers our mission, for the purpose of fundraising through grants and donations. This alternative to starting your own nonprofit allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations for your documentary, with the oversight, support and endorsement of IDA. For more information click here.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes! Through our fiscal sponsorship with the International Documentary Association, we are a tax-exempt production, and your donation will be 100% tax-deductible.
Where does my money go?
Your contribution will ensure the completion of the on-location shoot on the Pacific Crest Trail, and will help us to edit and finish the film throughout the extensive post-production process.
Who is making the film?
The people principally involved with making this film are Ben Salvetti (Director of Photography), Alex Bushe (Editor), Cecily Mauran (Assistant Director), Jeff Patneaude (Sound Recordist), and Marion Mauran (Director and Producer).
What is the Pacific Crest Trail?
The Pacific Crest Trail is an American National Scenic trails and runs from the Canadian border with Washington to the Mexican border with California. The trail is 2,650 miles long and traverses 6 of 7 American ecozones – everything from desert to glacier – over some of the highest elevation changes in North America. To learn more about the trail, click here.
Who is Sam Fox?
Sam Fox is the subject of the documentary film. He is attempting to break the speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail by running it in 60 days. He has pledged to raise $250,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation from his run. In 2010 Sam founded his own non-profit organization, Run While You Can 501(c)3.
What is Run While You Can 501(c)3?
Run While You Can 501(c)3 is the name of Sam Fox’s nascent non-profit organization, whose mission is “to challenge the notion that a healthy tomorrow is promised to anyone, by creating awareness and financial support for events that emphasize the urgency of living fully today.” The organization and the film are separate entities, with mutual interests. Your donation to the film will NOT support the 501(c)3 directly, but a portion of any future proceeds of the film will be donated to the foundation.
Will the film support Parkinson’s research?
One goal of the film is to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease by weaving the issue into the story in an innovative way. When the film is complete, a portion of any proceeds will be donated to Parkinson’s research.