Three Danbury, Connecticut (USA) area actors will appear in a Kickstarter crowd funding video promoting a new, disruptive green-energy technology.


Independent Energy, LLC; lead by Brookfield, Connecticut resident, Fred Ball, has filmed the first part of the company’s upcoming Kickstarter crowd funding video on the stage of Western Connecticut State University ( featuring three local actors: Brookfield’s Marissa Detlor, Danbury’s Mike Armstrong, and Brookfield’s Andrew Manning.

Independent Energy (IE) is developing a new, disruptive green-energy technology that they say will change everything about how the world creates, distributes and consumes energy while it serves as a complete, viable and practical substitute for fossil fuel and nuclear power generation. Independent Energy says their technology will also enable a new type of non fossil-fuel, all-electric hybrid electric vehicle to significantly outperform any competitor of any fuel source.

The first part of their crowd-funding video is set in the spirit of the “Mac vs PC” TV commercials but instead of the cool guy (Mac) versus the nerd guy (PC), IE’s characters are “Fossil Fuel” played by Mike Armstrong and “Nuclear Power” played by Andrew Manning versus IE’s technology “P6G” played by Marissa Detlor. The characters debate the benefits of the world’s use of fossil fuel and nuclear power but in the end fossil fuel and nuclear power lose the debate and walk off the stage in shame… fossil fuel is scolded for leaving behind, what else: his dirty carbon footprints.

Kickstarter is a funding source for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of public contributions. Kickstarter project creators set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing — projects must reach their funding goals to receive any money.

IE plans to use the Kickstarter funds to build a proof-of-concept device of their revolutionary new technology. The proof-of-concept device will not be a fully functioning generator but will enable data analysis of their new, key aspect. IE claims their technology is able to utilize the multiplying effects of centripetal acceleration to help operate the device while allowing a corresponding reduction of external input. In other words… their device will use significantly less energy to generate the same amount of electricity as compared to traditional type generators and instead of a using fossil fuel, their generator operates off energy collected and stored from solar and wind. If their technology works, it will create a new hybrid system that increases the efficiency of rooftop solar and small wind turbines to a level that will enable every building to operate 100% of the time, independent, without any connection to or reliance on the fossil-fuel power grid. This will allow homeowners the option to consume as much electricity as they want, while they completely eliminate any utility bill. IE estimates the first residential production unit will generate 30kW continuous, more than the typical home requires. Larger units can be constructed for commercial and industrial applications. As the originating energy source of the system is free sunlight and wind they consider the system to operate cost free.

To ensure a fair, impartial and credible analysis, IE is working with The University of Connecticut Center for Clean Energy Engineering ( to operate, collect data and analyze the results of operating the proof of concept device.

Brookfield’s Marissa Detlor (“P6G”) is a singer-songwriter who won Danbury’s “The Voice” and “Bethel’s Got Talent”, was featured in Samantha Cole’s Showcase at NYC’s The Bitter End, and sang for Brookfield’s “‘Tis the Season”, the Danbury Westerners, and New Milford Village Center for the Arts “Night Under the Stars.” She recently starred in the Rachini Productions film “The Long Run,” and in BHS Longmeadow Players musicals was the voice of the plant in Little Shop of Horrors, Mother Abbess in the Sound of Music, and Agatha Abernathy in ”Guys and Dolls”. She works as a vocalist with Band of New York.

Danbury’s Mike Armstrong (“Fossil Fuel”) is a recent addition to the Danbury theater scene, having played, among several ensemble roles, Big Jule in Guys and Dolls and the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, both Musicals at Richter productions. He is also the Voice of the Western Connecticut Militia, a minor league football team, and the former PA Announcer for the Danbury Whalers, a minor league hockey team. Other previous appearances include solo singing for local churches and the Star Spangled Banner at various sports events. Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for Musicals at Richter.

Brookfield’s Andrew Manning (“Nuclear Power”) is an actor who has performed with Longmeadow Hill Curtain Players (Brookfield) and Musicals at Richter (Danbury), and performs Improve Comedy in a variety of locations.

Independent Energy, LLC, was formed in 2009 as a South Carolina company with the sole purpose of furthering the technology of capitalizing on the mechanical advantage extracted from centrifugal force. IE possesses the experience, knowledge and determination to use this technology to create new sources of useable electric energy. Independent Energy and its principals are dedicated to using these discoveries to promote a clean and efficient alternative to today’s antiquated energy producing designs and equipment. @IEnergyLLC