In January, my good friend Adam Baker from Man vs Debt asked me if I was interested in helping him out with a new project he was working on.
In the online world, “project” could really mean anything – a new website, an info-product, a course, software, etc. – but this project was much different – and far different anything I’ve ever been a part of before.
It’s a full-length documentary called I’m Fine, Thanks - a project I not only agreed to participate in, but I fell so much in love with it that I decided to help partially fund the project too.
In short, the documentary is about the issue of complacency in everyday life.
When I asked Adam what the goal of the film was, he said, “We want I’m Fine, Thanks to give thousands of people inspiration to live their lives based on their own hopes and dreams – not someone elses vision or script for their life. We want to push people to take the first small action to reignite their passions.”
This resonated with me big-time, because personally I know that if I wasn’t laid off like I was back in 2008, I’d be living a life where I was happy with the way things were (remember, I never wanted to leave my job) – but I wouldn’t know what it would be like to be this happy.
Adam and his crew of 4 film makers took a 2 month, 10,000+ mile road trip across the country interviewing over 60 people who each share their unique stories and thoughts about this idea of complacency.
On March 15th, Adam and his crew – Grant Peelle (Director), John Cropper (Camera Op), Dustin Koester (Sound), and Bryan Olinger (Director of Photography) visited our home in San Diego and hung out with the Flynn family for the day.
They filmed daily life in our home and even joined my wife and I downtown for date night, since it was a Thursday.
Part of the day also included a very intimate interview, which brought out a ton of emotion as I told my story on camera.
Adam wrote a few blog posts during the trek and even included a snippet of his experience in San Diego with my family here, which was really kind of him.
Adam, his family and the entire crew are now living in Northern California to work on finishing the project in time for it’s world premiere at Chris Guillebeau’s World Domination Summit this July, and then hopefully at a number of premieres around the country after that.
I’m really proud to be a part of this, not only as someone who was interviewed but as someone who financially helped make this possible too.
Today, I’m Fine, Thanks starts it’s Kickstarter campaign, so I invite you to please watch the trailer below (which has some footage of my son and I!) and if the message resonates with you, then please consider backing the project. Even a pledge of $5.00 gets you a digital download of the full documentary (yes, the full thing!) once it’s finished.
And here’s a Facebook button to help share the campaign and spread the word.
Thank you again for taking the time to watch, and I’d love to hear what you think!
Lastly, big props to Adam for his vision. It’s been amazing watch the project progress since the start of the idea in January, all the way through execution and the upcmoing premiere in July! Talk about taking an idea and taking action with it!
Cheers, and look out for a new podcast episode coming and the end of the week!