In CarLess In L.A., Katie attempts the impossible: going car-free in a city where cars are everything. She sells her automobile for a digital HD video camera, then she ventures out into the concrete jungle with a bicycle and the bus route map.
Her goal? To have zero carbon emissions while maintaining her life as a woman on the scene. We follow her as she dates, tackles her long commute to work, and struggles to get to important meetings.
The rules were simple: to get anywhere, she couldn’t have any output of carbon into the atmosphere. No driving. No pickups. She could walk, run, bike, or take a bus, as long as she, personally, was not emitting carbon into the atmosphere via transportation.
While “trekking” the city on primarily bus and bike, Katie interviews a variety of people to help uncover the solution to the global warming and smog problem, encountering Hummer-lovers, bike-enthusiasts, politicians, and others along the way. What she discovers is that by getting out of the car, a whole world awaits, and that a city can either be built for cars… or for people..
WHERE THE MOVIE IS NOW….
Katie’s eighty days is finished and is all captured in digital HD. No carbon was emitted into the atmosphere during the production of this film – not by Katie, not by the cast, crew, or producers. Everyone involved rode the bus, carpooled, walked or biked, gear in hand, or in backpack!
We have over 80 hours of footage captured and logged WAITING TO BE EDITED.
So we decided to raise some funds for post-production on Kickstarter.com.
YAY!!! It worked. The Kickstarter campaign was a success…. we are now on the hunt for the right people to help with post-production…. Will keep you posted!
How you can help:
***1. CarLess in LA is still taking donations of any amount! Contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
2. Spread the word — Tweet, FB, Blog, Email, Chat, and generally just talk up CarLess in LA like crazy. If there’s one thing we learned about embarking on Kickstarter is that it feels great to utilize the Internet to go ahead and build an audience.
3. Get out of your car and on your bike. Carpool. Ride public transit. JOIN THE GREAT ADVENTURE! See for yourself what it’s like. Grab a friend or two and go!