The Limitless Generation

Out of the Box and into the Cloud

(A Documentary About Millennials)

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About

This is a feature length documentary that distills the essence of the Millennial generation’s search for value and success.

The story is told through conversations with members of the Millennial generation who embody its core values, interviews with experts who have studied Millennials, and the cross-country journey of the filmmakers themselves as they delve into the story of their own generation.

How does our generation define success? What does it take to get there?



David Applebee

Director

David Applebee is a Millennial who has worked in film for six years. He is the conceptual muscle of the team and this documentary is essentially his vision. He is intuitive.


Lindsey Saletta

Producer

Lindsey Saletta is a Millennial who has worked in marketing and event production for four years. She is the key planner and network- building engine of the team. She is fearless.

Cinematographer

Colin Trenbeath is a millennial who has worked in film for eight years. His "always go" mentality inspires ceaseless creativity in all those who work with him. He is heroic.


Manifesto

Authenticity

We must be authentic in our process, in our outreach and in our execution. This project will fail if we attempt to simply “fill a niche” - it must be a narrative and a message that comes out of the very essence of who we are as people.

Transparency

We must be transparent in our fundraising, in our marketing and in our promotion of the film. We must be our full selves, during the portion of the doc when we are on camera and there should be no question about this project that we cannot freely answer.

Community

The goal of this project is ultimately to create a community that will function to promote the futures of Millennials. Progress is achieved through mutually beneficial collaborations rather than exploitation or slight of hand.

Creavity

We must think outside of the box, bringing elements into the project that may seem too daring or too off beat to try. We must let our minds be open to new possibilities and create a product that could have only been created by us.

Sustainability

The goal of this project must be the good of all, the encouragement and empowerment of a generation, and the support of entrepreneurs and thinkers who will create jobs and sustainable practices that will preserve and propel the United States into the future.


Video


Research

Who are Millennials?

Though there is debate about the age cut-off for the Millennials,
for the purpose of this documentary we are adhering to
the age range as defined by generational
theorists Strauss and Howe:
those born between
1982 and 2004.

Why do Millennials Matter?

There are 80 million Millennials in America.
By 2020, Millennials will constitute nearly half of the American workforce.

“They are today's young people, a new generation with sky-high expectations and a need for constant praise and fulfillment.”

- Dr. Jean Twenge, Generation Me

“Today’s Millennials don’t like to own anything — besides businesses, that is.”

- Gary Swart, CEO oDesk

“We need to hire a 22-22-22,” one new-media manager was overheard saying recently, meaning a 22-year-old willing to work 22-hour days for $22,000 a year. Perhaps the middle figure is an exaggeration, but its bookends certainly aren’t.”

- Teddy Wayne, NY Times


Blog

#TheNewTribe

We post regular updates to keep you in the loop on our latest progress. Check back for the inside perspective as we lock in contributors, raise funds, travel the country and meet fascinating Millennials who are molding the future with their own fresh approach.

January 12th, 2014

Thoughts on Accomplishment :: In Honor of the Golden Globes

Watching the Golden Globes sans drinking games (it’s Dry January in this household) is not an entirely pleasant experience. Even the large quantities of ice cream and chocolate consumed in the place of alcohol can’t quite squash the feelings of “why haven’t I done anything award-worthy lately?”

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January 9th, 2014

Ben Saletta :: Engineer, Adventurer, Diplomat

My kid brother is pretty awesome. I probably shouldn’t call him a kid, seeing as he’s almost 22 and four years into his mechanical engineering degree at Cal Poly Pomona, but to me there’s a tiny piece of him that is still that chipmunk cheeked, red headed baby that I used to pretend to read stories to before I knew the alphabet.

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By contributing to The Limitless Generation, you are joining a family of passionate creatives on a journey to tell a story that will inspire a generation.

We are all very personally grateful for your support.

To donate to this project directly,
please use this PayPal link.

Contributers who are interested in other forms of participation, including investment, can use the information below to connect with us directly.


Contact

Join Us!

This is a team project in the widest sense of the word - we are building a cross-country network of supporters who have given and continue to give us the resources we need to tell this story.

To become a part of our journey through a financial donation, please visit the DONATE page.

If you know someone who would be a perfect subject for the documentary, or if you want to contribute in another way, please email us.

David Applebee: Director
David@limitlessgeneration.com

Lindsey Saletta: Producer
Lindsey@limitlessgeneration.com