A film depicting the world's love for football/soccer as one ball gets passed around by people from all over the world!
The Ball Kicked Around The World
The final product will be a documentary that focuses on the game of football/soccer and its emotional connection to people from all over the world. The game is loved world-wide and is very unique as it symbolizes a sense of coming-togetherness at a global level.
Each culture and individual around the world plays and loves the game differently, and we want to document this. The film will capture people from all over the world playing the game and we will listen to what they have to say as they express their thoughts and feelings on its significance.
Not Just a Game...
Although the sport is what we will focus the project around, the underlying message of this project goes far beyond that. We want this project to help eliminate racism and embrace each other. There's no denying that our mannerisms and qualities differentiate us, but we share so much in common as well.
If this project can boost the viewers' appreciation on the diversity in our world, all while telling a great story about the love between the game and the people in our world, we will have succeeded with your guys' awesome support.
These episodes are behind-the-scenes videos to accompany our journey. We want to make sure our backers feel involved during our travels, every step of the way.
The episodes will not compromise the final product and will be added on as a fun side project to keep you guys involved as we meet people, go to new places, and undoubtedly run into some bizarre situations. We feel there will be a bunch of events worth filming during our travels unrelated to the main course of the project, and we do not want them to go to waste. We'll upload these depending on Internet availability, but expect 1-2 episodes biweekly.
We want these episodes to not only entertain our backers, but also give a sense for what each country is like. We will seek out fun and unique aspects of every place we visit, and perhaps these videos can serve as sort of a travel guide for those looking to travel in a nomadic fashion!
The current list of countries we plan on swinging by:
- New Zealand
- North Korea
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- Ivory Coast
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- Czech Republic
- Costa Rica
- United States
The countries we visit may be subject to change at anytime due to natural disasters, unexpected circumstances, or other current events.
We wanted to do this project now because the timing cannot be better. We just graduated, are able bodied, own virtually nothing, can withstand extremely low standards of living, and the World Cup is in 2014.
Custom GoPRO reward:
Artist Zio Ziegler will hand paint a GoPRO HERO2 HD for you! There are only four available and each camera is one of a kind! Reserve one before they're taken.
"Join the Party" Package:
During our travels together, we will pay for your meals. If we end up spending the night in a hostel, we will cover that too (be ready to camp). Gifts, clothes, drinks, and paid-entertainment is not included. Please note that we will be traveling as cheap and as light as possible, so do not expect anything more luxurious than a hostel. We do however, have friends in over 20 of the listed countries, and situations may differ when they are kind enough to allow us to stay at their homes.
Also, for productivity reasons, we won't be accepting new party members until after the Oceanic part of our voyage (New Zealoand, Australia, Tonga) and possibly a few countries into Asia. Scheduling during the early parts of the travel will not be as flexible and we need time to get a hang of a few things.
Since we will be traveling from east to west, with North America being the second to last continent we visit, we will be making a stop through the U.S. If you have a hometown and a community that could use some showing off we want to come swing by. We've been to about a dozen states in the U.S. and we've got quite a diverse country and we wanna show some of that off while we're back.
Depending on the following we garnish for our episodes, and by this time we will be done with over half of our trip, it's very possible that this would be great for businesses seeking coverage or towns in need of visitors.
"The Ball Kicked Around The World" Package:
You will be the owner of our grand relic! The special credit is a surprise and we will get in contact with you about that at a later date.
Where will the funds go?
- Music rights/production
- Travel expenses
- Kickstarter and Amazon fees
- Rewards and manufacture delivery
- Licensing and distribution
- Data storage
- Equipment rentals and repairs
IN THE EVENT we go above and beyond our price goal, we will look into getting a fancy website, an iOS/Android app, and reward upgrades for everyone.
NOTE: We are NOT affiliated with FIFA or any products shown/worn in this video.
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 September 1, 2012.
Jul 25, 2012 - Sep 1, 2012 (38 days)
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Wallpaper and screen savers of our crest and The Ball Kicked Around The World title pic!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Your name and/or an appropriate nickname in the "special thanks" section in the final film credits.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A thank you video sent to your e-mail. The video will feature Cody doing something funny on his bike wearing a stupid costume along with other surprises. Includes above rewards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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DRM-free HD digital download of the final film. Includes above rewards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
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A patch of our logo! Put this on your own jersey, clothes, backpack, etc. to show you are part of the team! Includes above rewards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Early Bird Combo - Get two patches of our crest and send us a digital picture of yourself that will appear in the final documentary! (Photo must be appropriate for the film) Forever connect yourself with people from around the world by starring in the film. Includes above rewards (International pledges add $5).Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
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Footballers' Combo - Get three patches of our crest and send us a digital picture of you and we will include it in our final cut of the documentary! (Photo must be appropriate for the film) Forever connect yourself with people from around the world by starring in the film. Includes above non-limit rewards. (International pledges add $5)Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
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Backers' exclusive "The Ball Kicked Around the World" official t-shirt on BLACK! With it, get two of our crest patches. Includes above non-limit rewards. (International pledges add $10)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Backers' exclusive "The Ball Kicked Around The World" official T-Shirt on WHITE. With it, get two of our crest patches. Includes above non-limit rewards. (International pledges add $10)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Supporters' Combo - A postcard from us, handwritten to you during our travels with a genuine thank you and a random story from our travels. Includes above non-limit rewards. (International pledges add $10).Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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The Blue World Jersey - 1 high quality polyester athletic jersey with your custom number on the front. Choose from numbers 00-09 or 0-99. Includes above rewards, with one patch on the jersey (Name in credits comes under the special title "The Blue Squad," International pledges add $10).Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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The White Knockout Jersey - Be in an exclusive group of 32 to receive these long sleeve polyester jerseys. Choose from numbers 00-09 or 0-99. Includes above rewards, with one patch on the jersey (Name in credits comes under the exclusive title "Knockout Crew", International pledges add $10).Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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The Elite Black Jersey - Be in an ultra-exclusive group of 16 with this clean black polyester jersey. Choose from numbers 00-09 or 0-99. Includes above non-limit rewards, with one patch on the jersey (Name in credits comes under the exclusive "International Elites" title, International pledges add $10).Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Skype us on the road! Exchange information and set up sessions to video chat online. Talk to us and ask us anything. Suggest places to go, get us in contact with beautiful ladies you know in the area, or dare us to do something (Remember, Cody never backs down from a challenge), etc. We will chat from the country of your choosing and you can choose to cameo in that episode via computer monitor! Includes above non-limit rewards (International pledges add $10).Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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Custom GoPro - One of a kind GoPro HERO2 HD customized by artist Zio Ziegler (link in rewards detail section, or you can google his name). He has hand painted everything from Porches to murals. Go film your own crazy adventures with this one of a kind camera! (International pledges add $20) Includes above non-limit awards, with your name in credits embedded in Zio's design.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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"Sponsor A Country" Package. Pick a country from our list and you will become the producer for the episode filmed in that particular country. Your choice of the country's soccer jersey and/or another gift will be sent to you on the road. Includes above non-limit rewards with your name in final film credits coming with corresponding country's flag (International Pledges add $10).Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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"Associate Footballers" Package. Become an associate producer for every episode and the final film. We will give you a phone call before our travels. During post-production phase, you will get access to working footage for critiquing. After our travels we will set a date for dinner and a night out in San Francisco for you and a guest (travel and accommodations)! Includes all above non-limit rewards (International pledges add $10).Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
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"Join the Party" Package. We will plan a meeting during our travels where you will journey with us for a week. You will be featured in our episode as well as a brief cameo in our final documentary! Flight and travel cost to meet us is NOT included, BUT with us is included (check the rewards detail section on the left for details). After filming has been wrapped, you and a guest will be invited for dinner and a night out in San Francisco (travel and accommodation not included). Includes above non-limit rewards (International pledges add $10).Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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"Homecoming" Package. During our travels back through the U.S., before heading south, we will stop at a city/town of your choosing for an episode and documentary filming. Recommend to us what unique aspects you want us to showcase for that episode, establishments you would like us to visit, and get us in touch with local soccer fans if you have any in mind that want to participate in our documentary! After filming has been wrapped, we would like to invite you and a guest to San Francisco for a dinner and a night out in the city (travel and accommodations not included).Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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"Title Sponsor" Package. Executive Producer credit in the final film - this is honorary but extremely important to our project. Your logo and/or name will be featured in our episodes and in the final documentary. Product placement can be arranged. post-production footage will be available upon request for critiquing. After all filming has been wrapped you and a guest are invited to San Francisco for dinner and a night out in the city (travel and accommodations not included). Your legendary contributions will never be forgotten by people from all over the world! Includes above non-limit rewards (International pledges add $10).Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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"The Ball Kicked Around The World" Package. You are a hero and will become the owner of the ball that got kicked by people from all over the world! We will protect and look after this ball during our journey and get it in your hands after we get to Brazil. Come out to San Francisco for dinner and a night out after we return (travel and accommodations not included). We will have a special spot in the end credits of the documentary for you as well! Includes above on-limit rewards (International pledges add $10).Estimated delivery: Sep 2014