Inversion: Funding the Vision!

Dear Inversion Documentary Supporters,

This is my third major update this holiday season, and I am coming to you with a request. But first a few more quick details about the film’s progress:

  • I have begun to engage with not one but two assistant editors to bring the film’s chapters from super-rough to presentable much faster than I can alone. I’m happy to welcome Christine Benner Dixon and Kristopher Veenis to the team! Read their bios here: 
  • The film’s talented musician, Michael Dodin, has been refining the musical score, and we have already started dropping bits of this compelling score into the project. Check out Michael’s bio at 
  • I have connected with an extremely talented motion graphics and animation artist who I plan to hire for the film . . . but their skills aren’t cheap. If we can raise an additional $20K–$30K, this artist could bring our film’s stories to life in some powerful, fresh ways.

And now for my big request: 

I have been working on this project since 2016—filming and photographing hearings, rallies, testimonials, sit-down interviews, and industrial pollution for nearly 7 years, all while eagerly seeking solutions to our long-standing air quality challenges. I have been releasing footage all along the way so that the project’s benefits to our cause are not delayed until the film’s release. Significant portions of this work were done without funding, and I plan to finish this project one way or another regardless of the funding received. That said, this film and the stories it will share will have more power and reach if boosted by the robust financial backing of you all, my dear community. 

If you resonate with my passion for clean air and have been moved by the work I have already done, please consider a generous contribution to this project so that I can keep going at full strength. I promise to transform your support into a story of our community that will send ripples far and wide . . . and, I hope, open unexpected doors for transformational change.

Make a tax-deductible donation of $15, $50, $500, $5,000, or more. Donate here

Every contribution helps. Every dollar is appreciated. Onward towards clean air!

I hope this little burst of good news has you excited. I know that Pittsburgh has a long way to go, but we are making real progress, and that’s worth celebrating! When we work together and ask the tough questions, change is possible.

“THANK YOU!” from Inversion Documentary
(Poster art by Dionisio Ceballos)

Thank you for your support—for being there and cheering this project on every step of the way. Have a very Happy New Year!


Mark Dixon

Director, Inversion Documentary

Inversion: The Unfinished Business of Pittsburgh’s Air is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Inversion: The Unfinished Business of Pittsburgh’s Air must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donate Now.

Explore and share Inversion Documentary’s website: synopsis, resources, and director’s statement at 

See our last two end-of-year updates here:

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