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Academy Award-winning producer Barrie M. Osborne (“Lord of the Rings,” “The Matrix”) has turned to Kickstarter to fund “Talk is Cheap,” an environmental-themed family drama from writer-director-producer Jim Jarrett. 

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The filmmakers, including Osborne, Jarrett and producer Jon Labrie, have come up with a gimmicky idea to raise the $1.5 million they have set as their Kickstarter goal. For only $1.00, anyone who backs the film will be credited on screen and on the film’s website as an Associate Producer. In other words, if the film is successfully funded, there will be at least 1.5 million Kickstarter contributors’ names in the on-screen credit crawl.

According to the filmmakers, the film tells the “unforgettable and powerful story about a father and daughter and how one teenager’s viral vow of silence ignites a revolution that gives true voice to a generation demanding change.”

“It’s a rare and great privilege when you come across a project that you really like that has something very meaningful to say, while also being very entertaining. ‘Talk is Cheap’ is one of those projects,” said Osborne, in an announcement, adding “each generation comes out with a film that is groundbreaking, iconic, and says something very specific about what is going on with that generation. This film really illustrates the power of one voice to make a difference in the world. Through social media, with the right message at the right time, you actually can change the world one person at a time. That is the heart that drives our movie and it is the heart and soul of our Kickstarter campaign.”

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