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Last year around this time, we attended FinCon for the first time, as you’ll remember from this post .
That turned out to be a truly memorable experience, since we got to meet and hang out with many of our fellow FI bloggers, who we only knew online, in the flesh. People like my personal hero J.Money, Carl from 1500days, J.D Roth, etc.
And the most memorable (and humbling) experience was being filmed for a movie by Emmy-award winning directors Travis Shakespeare and Scott Rieckens .
If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s nerve-wracking giving a speech in front of a crowd, let me tell you, getting filmed for the big screen is way scarier. Especially if said movie is expected to be the definitive film for FIRE.
And now after two years of hard work, Travis and Scott and FIRE documentary team are proud to present the official “Playing with FIRE” documentary trailer!
Personally, I never expected the movie to look THIS good. Both Travis and Scott are experienced pros in Hollywood, but a small part of me thought it would turn into a series of talking-head interviews. I am so glad to be proven wrong on this one. I honestly get chills watching it because it perfectly captures how scary it is to do something against the herd, something I’ve written about before.
Plus I don’t look completely stupid on film! And that’s a small miracle in and of itself. Also, check out this AWESOME movie swag (thanks, Brad, for sharing this from FinCon)!
After you’ve watched the above trailer, I have a small favour to ask.
The documentary is currently in a “rough cut” state and in order to get it over the finish line and spread the FIRE message to the masses, Scott and Travis have started a KickStarter campaign to raise $40K.
I’m a proud backer of this project and signed up as soon as I finished watching the trailer. I’m also excited that at the time of this writing, they’re already 40% of the way towards the goal in just 3 days! That’s awesome, and proof that there’s a real hunger for this project out there, but they still need a push to reach their goal.
If you believe the FIRE community has helped improve your life in any way, please support this film on kickstarter and share the campaign to spread the FIRE. Plus, you can get some really awesome perks—like early access to the movie, exclusive weekly updates, the “Playing with FIRE” e-book or audiobook, cool movie swag, and even a Skype chat with JLCollins, Paula Pant, or the chance to be on the ChooseFI podcast!):
What do you think? Do you like the trailer? Can you help us by supporting this project?
Playing With FIRE is now over 100% funded!!! Thanks so much for all of your support in helping us spread the FIRE! Burn, baby burn!
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