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Help us raise the funds to create a short film about women anglers in Southeast Alaska.
Help us raise the funds to create a short film about women anglers in Southeast Alaska.
118 backers pledged $6,492 to help bring this project to life.

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Why a Kickstarter

Our team of film producers and female anglers are currently applying to the Trout Unlimited F3T Fly Fishing Grant. This award amount is up to $15,000 that will go towards creating this film. To qualify for this grant we must first raise a percentage of the cost we are asking for, this is where the Kickstarter comes in! 

If awarded this grant, our film will be on tour during the 2017 Trout Unlimited film tour to about 100 cities in the United States.

The Film 

Reel Happiness will focus their film on female angers in Southeast Alaska. Over the course of seven months, our team will travel outside of Juneau to a variety of locations including Admiralty Island, Haines, Yakutat, and Sitka to explore some of their best fly fishing spots. In these communities we are excited to interview and fish with the local ladies and find out their personal journey in the fly fishing industry. 

Most of the funds raised in this project will go towards transportation between communities that we will film in. Because Southeast Alaska can be challenging to commute throughout our costs to get to these places become higher. 

Why the Film is Important 

The purpose of our film is to increase the representation of women in fly fishing. Reel Happiness will focus on how the Alaskan lifestyle has created a positive environment for women to excel in male dominated sports. We hope through our film that we can inspire women to join the growing sport!

Our Shirts 

We are excited as some of our donation options to offer shirts with our exclusive, 'Messy Hair, Stubborn Spirit' design on them. Keep in mind if you prefer a less snug fit, to size up from your usual shirt size. 

Messy Hair, Stubborn Spirit
Messy Hair, Stubborn Spirit

 We are offering our shirts in women's tanks, v-neck t-shirts, and sweat shirts. We also have mens t-shirts and children's t-shirts in sizes 2T through 6. If choosing the shirt option we will get in touch with you after the Kickstarter ends about your preferred shirt size. 

Tanks and Children's Shirts
Tanks and Children's Shirts
Messy Hair Stubborn Spirit Design
Messy Hair Stubborn Spirit Design

Other Products 

With every donation you will also receive a 'Messy Hair, Stubborn Spirit' sticker and a special thanks at the end of our film. We are also excited to offer the completed Reel Happiness film as part of a select few of our thanks for your donation!

Who We Are

Who We Are
Who We Are

Risks and challenges

Reel Happiness is prepared to continue to film whether we reach our funding goals through the Kickstarter or receive the grant from Trout Unlimited.
If funding goals are not met through one or both sources we will plan on selling our 'Messy Hair, Stubborn Spirit' shirts independently to those who are interested in supporting our video. When Reel Happiness is completed near the end of 2016 it will be independently submitted to 2017 film festival.
Even with a smaller budget, we are confident that with our resources and community support we will be able to bring you an enjoyable film that conveys the same message!

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    Receive a complimentary "Messy Hair, Stubborn Spirit' sticker in the mail and a personalized thank you. We will also thank you by name (if wanted) at the end of our film.

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    You will receive a completed film and sticker in the mail. We will also thank you by name (if wanted) at the end of our film.

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    Sticker, and a children's t-shirt sizes 2T-6.
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    Women's 'Messy Hair, Stubborn Spirit' tank top, sizes S-2XL. We will also thank you by name (if wanted) at the end of our film.

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    Women's 'Messy Hair, Stubborn Spirit' T-Shirt, sizes S-2XL. We will also thank you by name (if wanted) at the end of our film.

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    'Messy Hair, Stubborn Spirit' sticker and a Men's T-Shirt, sizes S-2XL. We will also thank you by name (if wanted) at the end of our film.

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    Women's "Messy Hair, Stubborn Spirit' Sweat Shirt, sizes S-2XL. We will also thank you by name (if wanted) at the end of our film.

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    You will receive, a sticker, your shirt of choice, and a 2 hour fly fishing Lesson with Kayla Roys. We will also thank you by name (if wanted) at the end of our film.

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    You will receive, a sticker, your shirt of choice, and a photo shoot with Sydney Akagi Photography (45min + 50 edited pictures). We will also thank you by name (if wanted) at the end of our film.

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    Sticker, Shirt of Choice, Completed Movie, 2 hour fly fishing lesson with Kayla Roys, and a photo shoot with Sydney Akagi Photography (45min + 50 edited pictures) We will also thank you by name (if wanted) at the end of our film.

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Funding period

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