A year ago, the intrepid mother/daughter team, Gail Mooney and Erin Kelly, returned from a 99-day journey around the globe, shooting a film, Opening Our Eyes, about people who are making our world a better place.

At the time they thought that the journey would be the hard part and that the film would be finished by Christmas.  What they didn’t  anticipate was how much work lay ahead. They had more than 150 hours of footage and 5000 still image captures. 

After many long months in post-production, and with the help of executive producer, Angel Burns, they had their first “sneak preview” this summer, opening to rave reviews.

View the Opening Our Eyes video trailer.  

Their goal for this film is to create awareness and to inspire and motivate others as to what they can do to make a difference.  It’s not just a movie, it’s a movement.  But these passionate women know that for their movie to have an impact and reach a larger audience they need to invest in PR, marketing, and theatrical runs in LA and NY which would qualify it for the Oscar race. 

In short, they need to raise money to take the film to the next level, so they have launched a campaign on IndieGoGo.      

This film was not made for egos. It was made to cause a shift in attitude, from “what can I get from this” to “what can I give”.  If they are successful, their subjects and their causes benefit.  In fact, if this film takes off, we’ll all win and so will our planet. 

You can help by contributing and/or by passing alongthis link to friends, family and coworkers. The time is right for this movie. It’s not just an idea – it’s a film that’s ready to rock the world.

To learn more about the project, visit OpeningOurEyes.net. To contribute your support , visit IndieGoGo/Opening Our Eyes.


Ellen Barone is an American writer and wanderer. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".