Hydraulic fracturing took a huge public-relations hit with the release of the documentary Gasland, but now a pair of politically incorrect filmmakers is preparing to show the other side of the fracking debate.

The husband-wife filmmaking team of Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer announced Monday that they have raised $162,000 from more than 2,300 supporters for their documentary FrackNation, which “highlights the misinformation and biased opinions about fracking that are being represented in the media,” according to a press release.

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Ann McElhinney, co-creator of the not yet released documentary “Frack Nation,” will be at the Holiday Inn in Minot at 7 p.m. April 10 to discuss the film, which looks at issues regarding the process of hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking. The North Dakota Policy Council is hosting the meeting.

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…it’s fascinating to watch the crowdsourcing battle royale between “FrackNation,” a film by Big Hollywood contributors Phelim McAleer and Ann McElninney which argues against the Obama administration’s stance on hydraulic fracking, and “Troy Davis Lives,” a documentary about the execution of a Georgia man convicted of killing a police officer.

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The fracking fight is coming soon to a theater near you.

More than a dozen Pennsylvania communities that are home to natural gas drilling will get the big-screen treatment this summer in “FrackNation,” a new movie attempting to serve as a counterargument to the 2010 “Gasland” feature that still fuels the anti-drilling fracktivist movement.

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Fracking is probably one of the most misunderstood words in the English language.

Thanks to the Oscarnominated documentary “Gasland,” many people believe fracking — a process of getting natural gas out of rock — pollutes water and creates wastelands wherever it is used.

But like so many documentaries nowadays, Gasland is high on anecdote and emotion but low on science and fact.

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A new film seeking to debunk the controversial anti-fracking film “Gasland” is offering supporters who invest as little as $1 the opportunity to be named as an executive producer in the film’s credits.

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Phelim McAleer once believed the environmental movement was faultless.

"Like many journalists, I believed they were on the side of the good. I used to report on them fairly uncritically," the Irish-born filmmaker said.

Today, McAleer challenges environmentalists, confronting them with the same hard questions asked of big business. And when it comes to the shale gas extraction industry, he is countering environmental concerns in the film “Gasland” with his own documentary, “FrackNation.”

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As of today, Ann & Phelim Media has raised $123,090, via 1,731 new subscriber-producers, with 38 days to go, via Kickstarter. We need to keep the momentum up, and the pressure on, because 1) if they don’t get fully funded in the next 38 days, all the money gets returned to the citizen-funders, and 2) it always takes a bit more money to promote a film than anyone thinks, and the finished work has to be pushed out there as aggressively as possible, during this delicate time in our nation’s energy history—particularly if we’re going to truly dig out (or drill out) of this economic quagmire.

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UPDATE: Also grabbed by Instapundit. Thanks, Glenn!

When film-maker Phelim McAleer needed $150,000 to fund his new documentary, FrackNation, he didn’t bother calling a bank, or meeting be-suited studio executives. Instead, he opened an account with Kickstarter, a modish “crowd-funding” website that helps interested members of the public club together in order to finance film, music, art, or other creative projects.

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It was with great delight, therefore, that I watched a video showing “FrackNation” producer Ann McElhinney interviewed before her speech to CPAC.

She and Phelim Media, LLC are countering the lies told in Josh Fox’s scary movie “Gasland.” These are the same producers who countered Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” with their own documentary.

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Documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer, whose resume includes “Mine Your Own Business” and “Not Evil Just Wrong,” said the inspiration for his newest film, “FrackNation,” came from a meeting he had with “Gasland” director Josh Fox.

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