April 1st, 2013
We now have OUR FIRST ROUGH CUT of the whole film! We combed through 180 hours of footage and found many incredible moments. With the rough cut in hand, we’re pursuing several promising relationships with distributors, broadcasters and financiers to get the film finished. Sign up for our email list below to be the first to hear about details on the film’s release.
March 15th, 2013
Director Ryan Murdock and subject Louis Ortiz recently appeared on the Jeff Probst show to discuss the film project. The show’s topic is people whose lives were made into movies. In addition to Louis, the episode includes sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Greene, whose was played by Helen Hunt in the critically-acclaimed film “The Sessions.” Also on the show, Leigh Anne Tuohy who was played by Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side.”
November 3rd, 2012
We’re on the, er, campaign trail in New Hampshire at the moment. Follow on Twitter for up to the minute info on Louis’ on the campaign trail. Did you see Louis’ official endorsement of Barack Obama for President?
September 12th, 2012
Wouldn’t it be great to see Obama and Romney actually get in the ring? It might make the political circus known as the 2012 election at least feel a little more visceral. Well, next best thing might be to put Louis in the ring with a Mitt Romney impersonator. We filmed it all for the movie – including the Nair – but here’s a recap from Luke Hayman, a partner at the design firm Pentagram. Photographs by Alison Jackson.
May 15th, 2012
Louis’ story was featured in a recent episode of This American Life.
Audacity director Ryan Murdock narrates. (Starts at 3:19. Total run time: 38 minutes)
April 3rd, 2012
It has been quite a month since we surpassed our fundraising target and raised an astonishing $27,013 in less than 4 weeks! A special thanks to all the supporters who helped us get this far.
We’re also thrilled to announce that Audacity has been selected as one of 25 projects worldwide to be included in the HotDocs Forum! HotDocs is North America’s largest documentary market, which takes place in early May in Toronto. What that means for the film is that we’re one step closer to securing the rest of our funding to keep us going throughout 2012. You can read a little more about the forum and see some of the other great projects that will be presenting on Indiewire.
March 23rd, 2012
Thank you to the 751 people who donated over $27,000 on Kickstarter to support the documentary!
March 9th, 2012
It’s been a wild ride. In just 3 1/2 weeks, our Kickstarter campaign for this documentary is 90% funded – we’ve got 5 days to go and about $2,500 left to raise. If you haven’t supported the project but you want to see more, join 641 other supporters and please consider donating. Even a couple bucks will help. And don’t forget that for $25 you get a free download of the film when it’s released.
February 23rd, 2012
Today we reached the halfway point of our $25,000 Kickstarter goal! Special thanks to everyone who has supported the project so far. We’ve been filming with Louis this whole week, too. On Wednesday, he put the suit on for the first time in months.
February 21st, 2012
We’ve reached $10,000 in donations to support the making of this film in just 6 days! But we’re not there yet. The way Kickstarter works, you don’t get any money until you reach your goal – $25K.
In other great news, the Huffington Post just did a full story on the whole project.