UK production company Roundtable Films is using crowd funding to raise the budget for its latest project, Yoga For Unity, a documentary about the transformative effects of yoga in Kenya.
The company, which did the post production for Havana Marking’s Sundance winning Afghan Star, is aiming to raise £250,000 to make the film through a combination of crowd funding and commissions. It has designed its own crowd funding website which asks followers for donations in return for regular video updates.
Documentary film-maker Nick Broomfield and Yoga guro Baron Baptiste are official patrons of the doc, which follows the Africa Yoga Project’s mission to spread peace around communities affected by the 2007 tribal conflicts in Kenya.
Producer Ash Jenkins said of the decision to crowd fund the project: “A million people do yoga in Britain. There are 30,000 classes a week, so it makes sense for us to target the yoga world and the film world.”