Documentary Filmmakers Trying to Reach $17,500 Goal for Full Length Occupy Movie by Mid January

From the moment the Occupy Wall Street movement began in September, documentary filmmakers were armed with cameras and now they’re hoping to make the footage they’ve collected into a full-length feature film.

Here’s the trailer for the “99% — The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film“:

Wired reports that producers Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites are seeking to raise $17,500 to move the film forward. These funds would be used to purchase hard drive storage and other materials needed to edit, sort the footage and create a promo reel, according to the film’s Kickstarter page. From there it would need more money to complete the film.

To build up some of these funds to make a “compelling, cohesive and honest film”, Wired reports that they will be showing an online screening Jan. 7 of some footage for  $3.99.

According to the film’s website, more than $8,000 has been raised with 15 days left to reach their goal. If the goal is not reached by Jan. 13, 2012, the project will not be funded.

In a Q&A on the film’s website about what the film, the producers answer the question “Is this propaganda?” The response is “No” and that the footage will be “representing many ideologies and opinions”.