A documentary about Go?
Crazy idea coming.
As popular as Go is in the East, and is becoming in the West and around the world, there seems to be no English documentary film about it. I have no experience in producing or directing, but I would be prepared to take on the challenge of making the first such film or series if I could find a way to fund it (and get a sabbatical from my company - our CEO might approve and even make a donation). I'd be happy enough, ... perhaps ... , if this blog just starts the boulder rolling down the hill and someone else does it.
If there's enough money out there for prizes that reach up to a million dollars, then there's enough money to fund a carefully budgeted but well-researched documentary. I have to find foundations or organizations that will donate funding for it. Of course, I would still need to put the whole idea together into an elevator sales pitch, get in touch with the right people, and assemble a small team to execute it well even on a tight budget.
Reality check? Well, nobody in my extended family ever thought that I would be able to put myself through college and grad school when I first immigrated to the US with one suitcase of clothes and a box of books. I'll do the reality check later.
Big thoughts. Scary. Thrilling.