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THE Poll ended on NOV 30

THE Results

We conducted THE Poll in November. The most popular choice is listed first. It was often very close between the first and second choices. Our steps moving forward can be found at the bottom. Thanks! (updated 12/8/23)

Should we Make Primitive Planet a Non-profit?

No. Keep it FOR profit even though it hasn't made one...

Yes. Spend the next 6 months focusing on just that.

Yes, but try to keep filming while setting up the non-profit...

What Tagline do we use Going Forward?

Get Outside and Go Exploring
Create Something New

Independent. Viewer-funded. WILD!

In 2024, we should Focus Exclusively on...

New WILDerland Episodes w/ the next generation.
Trust Your WILD Side Documentaries.
Short/Feature Films all topics.
Short-form Content (1-5 mins) about...

Taking a break to learn new cameras...


FUNdraising or Subscriptions?

Keep doing one or two big FUNdraisers a year.

Don't raise money. Just be normal...

Switch to just small monthly contributions...

No fundraisers, just charge to view...

You are a Filmmaker. Pick ONE thing to do in 2024.

Film an underwater adventure...
Make a short film about the meaning of life...
Shoot a documentary in Thailand...
Take a break. It's been 14 years without a vacation.
 

Where Should we put Films and Episodes?

Put everything on YouTube even though...

I have no idea. This is way too complicated.

Stick with Vimeo even though they charge...

Put them on Instagram and Facebook.

Find a streaming platform that charges viewers...

I Mostly Want to See...

Kids sharing their experiences outdoors.

Whatever you create.

Interviews with outdoor/environmental kids...

Bushcraft and survival skills.

Films about the environment and our future.

Perks I want in Exchange for Donating to Help...

Film credit and thank-you postcards are good...

As many digital Perks as possible...

Lots of physical Perks like DVDs...

Should we Offer More Producing Opportunities?

Yes, let Producers donate (a-la-carte) to individual...
I have no idea. This is all too complicated.
No, just stick with big FUNdraisers...

Most Important Thing for a Film Raising Awareness?

Thoughtful comments and social media interaction...
The number of new followers it generates...
Tons of views but very little discussion.


What should we make a priority in 2024?

Introducing new WILD kids from around the world.
Learning new cameras and AI tools...
Using more SFX, trick photography, and trends...

Adding VR360 videos to the mix.
Raising money for a social media and marketing....
 

What Product does Primitive Planet launch in 2024?

Primitive land & sea adventure shorts for kids.

Don't worry about that. Just try to make money with films...
Primitive bracelets or pendants made from...
App or a GPT that helps families go adventuring.

THE Conclusion
Thanks for taking time to answer THE Poll! We had planned to launch our annual fundraiser in December (with elements of THE Poll included), but a central component fell through at the last minute. Rather than rush to reconfigure something that took months to prepare, we have opted to shut down with a tentatively planned reopening on May 03, 2024 — Our exact 14th anniversary. However, that is tentative. Might be sooner. Might be later. This was the best option to save money and carefully fine-tune our priorities.

This hiatus will give us time to fully consider options moving forward, to further study the daily-changing landscape of AI filmmaking technology and presentation platforms, to make our social media channels more consistent (and eliminate elements or platforms that don't work), to consider options that ease the extreme costs of running a company that requires significant travel, for Alec to graduate in the Spring with his degree in Wildlife Biology, and to study and potentially implement aspects of THE Poll. Finally, this will be an opportunity to take on other projects that have spent years on hold. Expect to see lots of changes over the coming months. Thanks!

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