Scared To Debt

The US Government set up a system of greed that is sending students, parents and colleges over the cliff.   Too many are too afraid to speak out.  SCARED TO DEBT is a documentary nearing completion about the predatory lending system designed to systematically indenture millions of Americans.   “The federal government hasn’t just walked away from the fight on behalf of borrowers,” says Seth Frotman, “It is actually arming the other side.”  You may recall, Mr. Frotman resigned as the student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and goes on to say, “There is no calvary on the horizon.”


Tom Borgers

In 2009, TOM BORGERS, was tasked by a U.S. Congressional commission to investigate the causes of the mortgage financial crisis and found repeated examples of fraud.  Today, Borgers is an executive producer of Scared To Debt asking you to help.

After interviewing a dozen key scholars across the U.S. from a New York Times whistle blower, to Sallie Mae insider to Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi, Tom’s task is to form the calvary needed to finish editing the materials and complete this story in time to submit to film festival this October.  Please watch our short overview and make a charitable donation below.

$cared To Debt: America’s Student Loan Scam from Mike Camoin on Vimeo.

The story’s main subject, Alan Collinge of Student Loan Justice and filmmaker Mike Camoin have work-shopped this film project in the Northeast Filmmakers Lab hosted annually by the Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange, Inc (CCCE’s), a federal 501(c)3 not-for-profit.

CCCE is proud to serve as this project’s fiscal sponsor offering donors and foundations a charitable status and federal tax-deductible write-off.   Only 5% of every donation is retained as an administrative fee by the non-profit, and approx. 3% goes toward Paypal fee.*  Varying levels of donations can result in additional benefits (see below) which are the sole-responsibility of the filmmakers.


Or mail a check / payment to:

Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange, Inc.
39 Clifton Way
Slingerlands, NY  12159 

Note in MEMO:  “Scared2Debt doc”  
Note ensures your donation goes directly to the filmmakers.

$ 25 Tax deductible letter from CCCE
$ 50 Access to digital streaming of the  program when completed.
$ 100 Personal thank you from Alan Collinge of Student Loan Justice
$  250 Special shout out on our film’s Facebook page
$  500 Name listed in closing credits under “special thanks”
$ 1,000 2 tickets to regional screening nearest you
$ 2,500 2 tickets to festival premiere (must provide your own transportation / lodging)
$ 5,000 Listed in Opening Credits as Associate Producer
$10,000 Listed as Producer in Opening Credits
$25,000+ Executive Producer in Opening Credits

Any amount is welcomed and you will be listed on our film’s official website.  All donors over $25 will receive an electronic record of your contribution.

  • To avoid the 3% Paypal / credit card fee, mail a check payable to:  CCCE, 39 Clifton Way, Slingerlands, NY 12159  write: Scared2Debt in memo.  If you, or your foundation, have any special needs, or would like to contact us directly, please don’t hesitate.  Thank you!

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