SevGenMedia is a motion picture and documentary production company that also focuses on audience development for our stories. Everything we do is to entertain, educate and enlighten. Movies have the power to create emotional attachments, educate audiences to various issues, make a deep human connection and enlighten viewers to issues that they have previously ignored or not taken the time to understand. The movie currently in pre-production, Popcorn in the Water, explores what happens to a child that sees his mother and step-father lost to the waters of hurricane Katrina, how it affects him and how the love of his natural father and other adults help him to deal with his fears and get on the road to being happy again.
These types of catastrophes are seen on television and or the movies often but the question is what happens to the children who survive? A documentary entitled, The Making of Popcorn in the Water will accompany the movie and explore the filmmaking process. The owners of the few products integrated into the movie will have the opportunity to present their views and initiatives regarding climate change. We have been negotiating with companies with products that can be seamlessly integrated into the story and remembered by audiences. This way everything seen and experienced fits together.
A percentage of income from each movie will be used to support environmental camps and after school programs for children in urban areas (starting with our home state of New Jersey). Far too many urban children have never been exposed to gardening, exploring various types of greenery, habitats of different life forms, etc. They may hear or read about these things but that's often as far as it goes. They also rarely know about the careers available in the different fields related to the environment and/or climate change. Our camps will fill this knowledge and experience gap. We have already helped develop a curriculum for a company that wants to institute weekend and summer programs for children in Essex County New Jersey.
Not all of our movies will have such a strong climatic storyline but they will all help support the weekend and summer programs mentioned above. We are still working to complete financing for Popcorn in the Water but anticipate it will be completed by the end of the third quarter of this year (2023) and released on a streaming service during the second quarter of 2024. Therefore, our first environmental movie should go into circulation the first quarter of 2025. The plans and budgets for both the movie and the camps are already developed.