Is it really un-dammed?
I am so appreciative of all your support for Where the Yellowstone Goes. It's really been amazing to see the pledges pouring in.
We have now passed the 50% mark in our fundraising goal, which means we have two weeks to raise the other half. If we don't, no one gets charged and our fundraising efforts = $0.00.
I am so anxious for all of you to hear the stories we encountered on the Yellowstone River. It is one of those life changing experiences. For all of us, we saw and felt what a wild river is like, but we also saw the threats to this river and its surroundings. We saw what we as humans are doing to our sacred waterways. It's not just the Yellowstone River. It's all rivers and it goes way beyond rivers, too. Our current human condition is very dependent on many natural resources.
Conventional wisdom says the Yellowstone River is un-dammed. But is it really? We had several "diversion dams" we had to cross during the float and I've included a photo here of one of those. These dams are used for irrigation and often reek havoc on native fish populations. We met a man who singlehandedly created a fish passage around one of these diversion dams after watching thousands of fish die in irrigated lands for decades. Roger Muggli's (2nd photo) story will blow you away and from it you'll learn that each of us has the ability to fix problems and cause change. It's powerful. There's no stopping the demand we'll put on our natural resources, but Roger's story will help illustrate ways we can strike an adequate balance.
This film isn't just about the environment or some random river up in Montana. It's about each of us and through the people we meet along the way, it uncovers things we might all find value in as we travel our own life's river.
Please encourage others to help our Kickstarter campaign. The money we raise will allow us to play in theaters all over the country. Like Roger, you can help create a passage that will allow many more people to learn from this film's stories.
Thanks so much for your help.
pledged of $30,000 goal
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Aug 26, 2011 - Oct 15, 2011 (50 days)
Pledge $15 or more
A huge Thank you! With a credit on the film's website and a digital download of 10 MPH (www.10mph.com), the film that started it all.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $25 or more
A pretty little packaged version of our blood, sweat, and tears: a DVD or Blu-ray of Where The Yellowstone Goes with a signed note from the director, Hunter Weeks, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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FISH! - Get a custom clip from our raw footage! You love fishing. The quiet, the thrill of the chase, the camaraderie of your fellow angler, the beauty of glistening scales as you release your catch back into the water. Take a look inside our fishing moments with a unique, 15-second clip created just for you, plus a message from director, Hunter Weeks. Also get the rewards from the $25 level.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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FOLKS! - Get a custom clip from our raw footage! The people we met along the Yellowstone were fascinating, generous, and passionate about their place in the world. Get a glimpse of the characters that helped create this film through a unique, 15-second clip created just for you, plus a message from director, Hunter Weeks. Also get the rewards from the $25 level.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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FREE-FLOWING! - Get a custom clip from our raw footage! Few waterways have escaped the on/off switch that goes with being dammed. The Yellowstone River however, continues to run the way Mother Nature intended. The river is a character in its own right and you can get a closer look from a unique, 15-second clip created just for you, plus a message from director, Hunter Weeks. Also get the rewards from the $25 level.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Fight the urge to steal our movie poster from your theater's wall by getting a copy of your very own. With star, Robert Hawkins' handwriting all over it. Well, at least his signature. You'll also receive all of the above.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Unavailable anywhere but here on the Where The Yellowstone Goes Kickstarter page. The crew doesn't even have this stuff! Gear up with a limited edition Where The Yellowstone Goes custom shirt and a special trout fly plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $300 or more
5 backers Limited (5 of 10 left)
Robert Hawkins isn't just the star of Where The Yellowstone Goes, he's a professional fly fishing guide, back-country extraordinaire, snow boarding enthusiast, and he can play 3 whole songs on the guitar! What's more is he's a terrific photographer. How about a signed photograph from the river, taken by Robert himself, plus all of the above? You know what to do.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $500 or more
9 backers Limited (1 of 10 left)
While Lewis and Clark were tasked with recording the names and locations of every tribe, plant, insect, animal, waterway, and rock they encountered along the Journey of Discovery, writer and producer Sarah Hall uncovers the juicy gossip. Want to know what really happens during the filming of Where The Yellowstone Goes? Get an autographed copy of Sarah's journal plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $2,300 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
Hunter will fly to your town (Continental US only please) where you'll chat over dinner. He'll also bring along a signed copy of not just this film's DVD, but also 10MPH and Ride the Divide. Also includes movie poster and a credit on the film's website.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
This is truly a relic you won't find anywhere else - the hand crafted Sweetgrass bamboo fly rod used during filming of Where the Yellowstone Goes. You'll get a note from director, Hunter Weeks, a phone call from Robert Hawkins to chat about fly fishing, along with a signed movie poster, a signed copy of the DVD or Blu-Ray.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
Be an Associate Producer for Where the Yellowstone Goes. We'll bring you out to the premiere of the film, where we'll celebrate at the release party. We'll provide your overnight stay along with everything from the $500 reward level plus an autographed copy of the film. And of course, your name on the big screen.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
As an Executive Producer for Where the Yellowstone Goes and contributer to the success of the film, we'll bring you out to the premiere where we'll celebrate at the release party. We'll provide your accommodations along with everything from the $500 reward level plus an autographed copy of the film. You'll also spend a day on the river with star, Robert Hawkins. And of course, your name on the big screen.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012