SANTA MONICA, CA, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Documentary filmmaker Greg Reitman urges us in his newest film project ROOTED in PEACE to take notice and ask ourselves: How do I want to live? Along his film production journey, the film team will be coordinating tree drives with the charity One Tree At A Time to plant one million 'trees of life' and aligning with Frendo's fee-free platform for giving in an effort to end the vicious cycle of war and violence and promote world peace. This comes at a perfect time being that September 21st is International Day of Peace.
Frendo is the first-ever fee-free donation platform for donors, fundraisers and charities that eliminates all fees to charities so every penny donated ends up in the pocket of the charity and not in the pockets of credit card companies and online merchants.
ROOTED in PEACE is currently in post-production for what will be a 100-minute high-definition film released in 2012 that challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. "Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world," says Greg Reitman, award-winning filmmaker of the 2008 Sundance Audience feature documentary FUEL. "By supporting One Tree At A Time and our mission of planting one million 'trees of life,' we can say, 'I plant the tree. I am rooted in peace.' and by aligning with Frendo and their incredible fee-free platform for giving, we are moving a million steps closer to the transformational process of world healing," Reitman says.
Relying on memoir but also interviews with such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, music legends Donovan and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Noble Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, world renowned green architect William McDonough, neuroscientist Dan Siegel and many others, the film reveals the consequences of us ignoring the global warming crisis, war and violence and urges us all to search for inner peace.
"Greg's genuine passion for his work and for a unified world is remarkable, and Frendo is the perfect vehicle for him to tell the world how we can come together, stop the cycle of violence, and proactively seek ways to find personal and eco-social balance and ultimately world peace," says Andy Quinn, Co-Founder and CEO of Frendo.
The team behind Frendo built a stable technology that is safe and secure and gives people the chance to donate as much or as little as they want to their favorite charities fee-free and on a regular basis. In 2009, an estimated $30 billion dollars was donated online, yet due to various fees which range from 1.75% to 8% over $1 billion in donations didn't reach charities. Frendo is revolutionizing people's giving habits by creating free marketing and promotional campaigns for charities predominantly through social media rails. Frendo turns charities' donors into fundraisers through instant connectivity to Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, etc. and helps charities reach fundraising goals with an endless cycle of giving through Frendo.
Frendo provides an online social platform that enables people to send donations fee-free and securely to their favorite charities. This platform is designed for people who are connected by their common desire to take action and provide funding for worthy charities. Frendo acquired Broker Processing Services, Inc. in 2010, a company with seven years of experience in safe funds transfer. With offices in Fairfield, CT and Calgary, AB, Frendo looks to be a leading source of online connections for charities and their donors.