Chicago Team Launches Indiegogo to Change Food System

“Sustainable” Will Change the Way Americans Think About Food


Chicago, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/23/2014 -- A young married couple in Chicago is making a documentary film investigating America's impending food crisis and has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise awareness of the issues and finishing funds for the film.

SUSTAINABLE weaves together expert analysis of America's food system with the powerful narrative of one extraordinary farmer who is determined to create a sustainable future for his community. That farmer is Marty Travis of Spence Farm, who grows produce for some of Chicago's most notable chefs including Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill and Stephanie Izard of Girl and the Goat.

About Sustainable
The film is produced and directed by Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher, the husband and wife team at Hourglass Films. In 2012, their New York Emmy-nominated documentary, 'Different is the New Normal', aired nationally on PBS and was narrated by entertainer Michael J. Fox. In 2013, they were nominated again for a Chicago Emmy Award as producers of the television show 'Grannies on Safari: The Colors of Cuba'.

In addition to making a film about sustainability, the couple participates in CSA programs, buys meats directly from local farms and seeks out restaurants that care about their ingredients. "There has never been a better time to join the food movement," said Matt Wechsler. "The goal of the film is to rally Americans to fight for a national food policy." They believe factory farming threatens not only the fresh water supply and soil quality, but America's food security.

Angel investors helping fund the documentary campaign to the next level will be eligible for perks such as being interviewed for the film as a voice of consumers, bottles of Spence Farms Maple Syrup, tickets to private screenings, a chance to attend the final filming event, a film credit thank you and much more.

The team also understands not everyone may be able to give money to help the documentary, so they ask that those who cannot give monetarily help by spreading the word about SUSTAINABLE online through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr or record a video challenge for Vine, Facebook or Instagram to invite friends to give to or share this IndieGoGo fundraiser. Include #SustainableDocumentary in all posts.

For more information, visit SUSTAINABLE - a Documentary

1644 N. Honore Street, Suite 202
Chicago, IL 60622

Contact: Matt Wechsler
Title: Producer
Phone: 847-804-7707