2009’s The Cove was an award-winning eco-doc that played like an action-thriller. It examined the whaling culture in Japan and exposed the brutal dolphin slaughters in Taiji. Director Louie Psihoyos has headed to Kickstarter to help fund part of his next documentary, The Heist.
The Heist is another eco-doc that examines the nature of mass extinction. The film is half complete but requires additional money for “the most audacious mission in the history of the environmental movement.” Without revealing too much, Psihoyos likens the film to a cross between Ocean’s Eleven and The Avengers, but real. (Thank you, Sub-Mariner!) Funding incentives include Oceanic Preservation Society pins and stickers, signed copies of The Cove and the book Hunting Dinosaurs, and dinner with the filmmakers.
I’m intrigued. This better not be an Army of the Twelve Monkeys thing, though. For more information about the project, visit the Kickstarter page for The Heist.[Via The Film Stage]