Upcoming documentary Vegan 2020 is set to chart the rise - and challenges - of the vegan movement over recent months.
The film is the lastest in Plant Based News' annual series which started five years ago with the first installment Vegan 2015, which aimed to showcase the increasing health, environmental, and ethical awareness around the globe.
Since then, the annual documentary has grown bigger, attracting millions of views each year. Vegan 2018 and 2019 peaked, premiering in cities around the world, including London, Los Angeles, and Beijing.
Each year, the film has grown bigger and bigger, attracting millions of views (with 4.65 million views across the years on YouTube alone, and many more across Facebook and Instagram), and outstanding feedback (see the comments on each of the films).
The movies are shared by thousands who want their friends and family to find out more about the growing vegan movement.
These feature-length documentaries take major amounts of time and resources to produce. PBN founder - and director of the Vegan series Klaus Mitchell, said: "Due to the huge amount of work involved in putting these documentaries together, we really thought that Vegan 2019 would be the last.
"But when lockdown happened, we were able to find some extra time to put together a script for the events in the last nine months, making this year's documentary a real possibility.
"What is exciting is that due to COVID-19, we feel that this year’s documentary would be unique - and considerably more exciting than previous years. Vegan 2020 aims to weave together the biggest events of the year in a powerful way that places the spotlight on topics not covered significantly in the past, such as pandemic risk and antibiotic resistance."
The sell-out premieres usually make a significant contribution to the production costs of the films, which between editing, staff hours, graphic design, and online marketing costs will hit around £15,000 this year.
Due to COVID-19, PBN will be unable to host the premieres. So for this reason, it is crowdfunding to cover the costs of Vegan 2020, offering investors a range of benefits, from PBN hoodies, to executive producer credits, and personalized thank-you videos from the entire PBN team.
If you are interested in investing in the film, you can find more information here - and please feel free to share this link with friends and family who would be interested