A conscientious dialogue surrounding men's physical and mental well-being. An adventure into the stories of men in the world today.
A few months ago we decided to bootstrap the beginnings of this project on our own, and now we're seeking support from the kickstarter community. We are all honored to be a part of this discussion. Please share this by clicking the like button, we want to increase our surface area as much as possible. We consider this a massive contribution and are extremely grateful for every person that takes the time to reach out on our behalf.
The GREAT WORK BOYS CLUB follows five men across the country as they begin a conscientious dialogue surrounding men's physical and mental well-being. We would like to continue to examine perspectives on masculinity with men and women from all walks of life, affected by the spectrum of human experience, with a focus on promoting openness, honesty, and vulnerability as the foundation of a capable man's relationship with himself and others. We hope to provide an alternative venue for examination of the self for men who do not feel accessed by such ideals as 60-day six pack abs, "toughing it out," and consumption as a means of measuring one's self-worth.
The GREAT WORK BOYS CLUB aims to take a glimpse into the spectrum of stories that comprise coming of age and masculinity, as told by anyone and everyone affected by the state of affairs of man in the world today.
We are currently travelling across the UNITED STATES, hosting interviews, adventuring into the unknown, exploring the territory of our forefathers, and reaching out to as many young men as possible in hopes of supporting a platform for brotherhood and good will.
We want to continue this conversation, and we need your help.
We hope to:
- Get our five man team out of a Honda CRV and into something more sensible, like a box van.
- Fuel our trusty steed as we push onward, zig zagging up and down the US filming.
- Continue to feed our videographers.
- Continue to feed our developer while he trickles our content onto our facebook so that you can keep up with the GREAT WORK BOYS CLUB as it happens, from the field.
- Stay outfitted properly to stay safe while we camp in the North American local wilderness.
- Outfit the team with microphones to improve the quality of our capture audio, we're currently using onboard sound.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 4, 2012.
Jun 19, 2012 - Jul 4, 2012
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Thank you for taking part, your name will roll in the credits as an advocate for building better men.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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A high-definition, DRM free digital download of the documentary will be made available to you as soon as it's released, as well as a mention in our credits.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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Beyond the things mentioned above, we will send a rough-cut of the GREAT WORK BOYS CLUB to you as soon as it's compiled. It will stand as an extended version with an excess of behind the scenes content.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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Thank you for your sizable contribution to this conversation, we will ship you a boxed and packaged GREAT WORK BOYS CLUB DVD. It will be a multiple disc set with the polished documentary, and a second disc featuring our commentary on the entire film. You will have access to all of the digital content mentioned above, and your name will roll in the credits.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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Thank you for your sizable contribution to this conversation, we will ship you a boxed package of the GREAT WORK BOYS CLUB DVDs (a multiple disc set including the feature-length and director's commentary), inside we will also include: printed stills from our adventure taken by our photographer, one of the many maps we've used to navigate our North American adventures, and a hand written journal entry from one of our team members.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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We are honored by your dedication to examining the current state of masculinity, if you'd have us--we'd like to speak with you on Skype about your story, and your journey, and your perspectives on our project. Scout, our director, and Chance, our producer will call you live from the road. With your permission, we will submit this conversation as an interview which will be made public on our website. This is in addition to the rewards mentioned above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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We are honored by your dedication to examining the current state of masculinity, if you'd have us--we'd like to meet with you in person, at your convenience. We'd like to speak about your story, and your journey, and your perspectives on our project. With your permission, we would like to interview you for our documentary. Not only will our conversation appear in the feature length, but we will also make it public on our website. Beyond this and the rewards mentioned above, we will credit you as an associate producer in the credits of the GREAT WORK BOYS CLUB. [Travel outside of mainland United States is not included.]Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Thank you for believing that upholding a platform for holistic men's health is a cause worth fighting for. We're headed your way, beyond everything mentioned above--we'd like to take a day trip into your local wilderness to film your interview, and learn more about your neck of the woods. Beyond this we'd like to leave you with a totem from our journey, we will leave you with a decommissioned piece of the gear we've used every day, exploring the US at a high adventure pace.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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It's on! Please take a high adventure trip with the team. We will interface with you to push your limits in a way you may have never experienced before. Scout, our resident Eagle Scout, director, and survivalist will teach you core skills for staying safe and having fun in the unknown. On our weekend trip, we will discuss the nature of capability, and what it means to be enabled. We will use the film captured during this trip in our feature length and will release it on our website as well. We will help you get started on breaking in some gear of your own, and will leave you talk shop about every day carry and preparedness. Rock climbing, diving, sailing, skydiving, hot air ballooning, parasailing, or anything else we can conjure up together. Scout says all this translates to "good livin." We agree. Your credit will be upgraded to co-producer, as well as all the rewards mentioned above.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013