How far would you walk for freedom? If you’re passionate about freedom and liberty you should take the time to watch Libertopia by Christina Heller. Libertopia is a documentay about finding freedom in America and the “Free State Project “.
Specifically Libertopia is a time capsule of the Free State Project from 2008 – 2009. It follows three members of the Free State Project — ordinary citizens attempting to reclaim a voice against a government which they believe shares neither their priorities nor their interests. Often considered radicals in their hometowns, they have begun a mass migration to 21st Century New Hampshire.
The film presents a nation-trekking examination of a high-minded but ultimately practical group of people and their beliefs. Libertopia is a microscopic view of a growing, 13,000-person strong movement with three of its sojourners as the lens.
Project Background and Scope
The idea was to provide Christina Heller with a vehicle to promote the film using both a website and an app. As a note, the film had already been out a number of years and was being distributed on iTunes as well as Amazon as video on demand and there was also a DVD channel. So, what we were doing was very much an after thought but we wanted to accomplish a couple of things. First the website that Libertopia was on didn’t allow for easy content publication and secondly we wanted to test out the idea of using an app for the distribution of a film.
Finally Christina was also working on and trying to fund a new project called “The Spark”. So the idea was that we’d provide a website, app and a publishing platform in order to get greater visibility for Libertopia and get some funding momentum for “The Spark”
- WordPress Website: Libertopia uses a unique theme that we designed called the “Broadcast Theme”. You can see from the screenshot that it’s particularly adapted to the use of video on the home page as a way to feature a film trailer, or some piece of short content as a teaser, or an introduction.
- Mobile Website App
- Android App for Google Play
- Customer Training
Technically and functionally speaking everything works great, however getting filmmakers corralled to focus can is a challenge, but in terms of proving the concept we consider the project a success. Either way we highly recommend that you check out the film by pointing your iPhone or Android device to the Libertopia Website. The film is free and you’ll love it.