Crowdfunding Campaign for Human Voice Documentary Voice Messages Launches
Philadelphia-based, Emmy-winning Filmmaker Martin Zied Launched Campaign on June 22
Philadelphia, PA - Six-time Emmy-winning filmmaker Martin Zied launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign on June 22 for his upcoming documentary film Voice Messages, about the unsung power and beauty of the human voice.
Voice Messages, Zied’s debut feature, will combine singing, speaking, science, sociology and history to examine the far-reaching impact of the human voice. Zied has already interviewed a diverse set of experts and performers. These include Grammy-winning recording artists Linda Ronstadt and Take 6; iconic voiceover artist Billy West (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Futurama); vocal special effects wizard Michael Winslow (The Police Academy franchise, Spaceballs); otolaryngologist Dr. Robert Sataloff; and Anne Karpf, the author of The Human Voice.
"I've been acutely aware of and fascinated by our voices since I was a child. I've come to see and hear that many of us are unaware of how important our voices can be in our personal relationships and work lives," said Zied. "Crowdfunding is the perfect fit for this film because of how it enables many 'voices' to participate."
Voice Messages will delve into the voice’s rich and diverse history, including the frightening and incredulous responses the invention of the telephone and the first recorded music and recorded speech inspired. The film will also examine the way voices continue to shape our contemporary lives, even sometimes in unprecedented ways, like GPS systems and telephone concierges.
The initial campaign goal of $45,000 will enable Zied to record additional interviews and complete the filming of this project, the first feature documentary of its kind.
In exchange for their support, contributors can choose from a variety of rewards, from signed DVDs and premiere party tickets to exclusive one-on-one experiences with Philadelphia radio and broadcasting elite, including WXPN’s Gene Shay and Phillies announcer Dan Baker. For those who want an even deeper connection to the documentary, one campaign perk allows backers to record their own voice for inclusion in the film.
The 44-day campaign launched on June 22nd and will end on August 4th.
For more information about the film, the campaign, and the campaign perks, visit FundVoiceMessages.com. Become a campaign backer or join the Voice Messages newsletter to receive updates about the campaign progress.
Indiegogo Campaign: FundVoiceMessages.com
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