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Venture Philanthropy

The Search for Truth

Original Pursuit is a private initiative incorporated for Public Benefit, leveraging video to illuminate the search for truth.  We are looking for people of unfettered imagination whose quest for a better society is unseen by funders and mainstream media. Many are hidden away in the legion of post-doctoral students and emerging scientists whose interdisciplinary research is sheltered by universities.  Their pioneering research in physical, biological, behavioral, computer and social sciences promises material benefits to the welfare of the nation. Others may be research employees at government agencies, scientists employed by corporations, military officers, or inventors at home whose experiments offer a process of living that is more equitable, efficient, and sustainable. We all know someone whose relentless pursuit of novel ideas is waiting to be discovered. This initiative will answer their call for help. 


Our Plan

Next we will employ venture philanthropy offering to produce compelling short documentaries with young ChangeMakers , I.e. original thinkers whose noble pursuit deserves to be shared. Finally, we plan to marry the skills of artists and filmmakers, both veterans and young creative documentarians, to capture the search for truth in both 1-5-minute formats for youth appeal and short documentaries for all audiences in 8-to-15-minute formats.  These productions will introduce the constructive promise of ChangeMakers to investors, family foundations, industry, and the media.  Success will be measured by the integrity of ventures launched, the capital sponsors they attract, and their impacts on the quality of life and community.  Sustaining funds in the venture will be maintained by constructive partnerships with mainstream media in all its forms.


Our Goals

Our Goal is to inspire and initiate ‘constructive change’ in a fast-changing world. Second to discover and illuminate noble original pursuits. Finally, to connect the most promising new ventures to national media and prospective sponsors.  

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