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About

THE STORY

It's 1896.

Photo Credit: Ernest F. Keir/Library and Archives Canada/PA-126208
Photo Credit: Ernest F. Keir/Library and Archives Canada/PA-126208

Gold discovered in Canada's Yukon Territory sparks the largest mass migration of Stampeders to one of the most hostile environments known to man. 

Inspired by true events and set in the scenic wilds of Canada's Yukon Territory, Klondike is a fictional story depicting the real-life struggles of brave men and women in the cold rawness of nature, and underscores the power of courage, and the gripping allure of all that glitters.

Photo Credit: Henry Joseph Woodside/Library and Archives Canada/PA-016220
Photo Credit: Henry Joseph Woodside/Library and Archives Canada/PA-016220

THE GOLD RUSH - A BRIEF HISTORY

In the summer of 1896, Skookum Jim Mason of the Tagish First Nation, alongside George Carmack and Kate Carmack, first found gold along the shores of Bonanza Creek. This discovery spawned one of history's largest mass migrations of prospectors - or Stampeders as they were come to be known - to one of the most dangerous and remote regions of the world. People from all walks of life, most with little to no knowledge of mining or survival in harsh environments, attempted the arduous trek from Skagway, Alaska, to Dawson City, Yukon.  

Over the span between 1896 and 1900, over 100,000 Stampeders ventured for the Klondike goldfields, of which an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 succeeded. Of these, historians estimate fewer than 4,000 found any gold, with only a few hundred making it big while the rest returned home empty-handed, or perished in their pursuit.

THE GOAL   

The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to raise funds for the production of an action-packed teaser trailer to promote the film's production, featuring the opening sequence of the film and other hair raising moments from the story line. The amount we've budgeted will cover a cinema-quality product, complete with original score that can be incorporated into the feature film should it get produced. That said, the more funds we can raise through this campaign, the better quality of product I hope to deliver. This means better locations, better costumes and set design, better post production, better everything. Any surplus funds we raise will be used for the marketing and promotion of the film.

My overarching goal is to pay tribute the Yukon's influence on shaping Canada's northern identity.

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More details about the project can be found on the Official Klondike Movie website: www.klondikethemovie.com

Risks and challenges

The challenges to be faced in the production of this trailer are not unlike those we face in the exploration and mining industry. Notwithstanding the unpredictability of working outdoors in nature, managing the budget is always pivotal to ensuring that every last nickel is spent wisely and in the most efficient manner possible. As a seasoned Project Manager, and backed by experienced film producers, I'm confident that the end product will properly reflect the effort and resources put into this project.

For full disclosure, the *working budget breakdown is as follows:

- 70% Production
- 17% Screening
- 12% Rewards

The Fine Print...

For anyone invited to visit the shoot, I anticipate shooting in a location near Toronto, Canada next summer (2016). This however, is subject to change, so don't book your flights until we give you the go ahead.

If you become an extra (SUPER STAR or SUPER NOVA Level sponsor), you must be a Canadian citizen or have a Canadian work visa, and not be a member of ACTRA.

You must be over 19 years of age or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (who will count as your guest) to attend the trailer premiere or visit the set. Extras must also be over 19.

Some rewards may require additional paperwork. If you are appearing in the trailer, you will have to sign a release.

The final cut of the trailer may have to be further edited in certain cases to adhere to the laws in the country in which it is being viewed, access to copyright, or for different types of media.

All shooting locations are subject to change for a variety of reasons, including the amount of funds we are able to raise and the particular locations giving us the right to shoot.

This fundraising campaign is all subject to applicable Kickstarter rules/regulations, movie guild rules and applicable law. If any of this conflicts, we will work with you in good faith to give you a substitute reward.

*The final working budget includes payments to Kickstarter (5%), plus payment processing fees (between 3 to 5%). Also, since CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) considers all funds raised through "crowd-funding" sites such as Kickstarter as taxable income, a portion of the net proceeds raised, equivalent to the income tax payable on the additional "income", will be set aside for taxation purposes.

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    HIGH FIVERS CLUB // Pledge five bucks and I'll drop everything I'm doing and tweet you a personal high-fives meme on the spot as thanks for your support! #highfiversclub

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    STAMPEDER Level // Welcome to the Klondike! You're helping to bring this piece of history to life, and I want to invite you to tag along from start to finish. Each night throughout this summer's shoot you will receive my video Production Diary. This will include a memo from me, with cameos from the cast and crew, detailing our progress throughout the shoot. And, when it's all wrapped up and edited in post production, I'll email you a PDF of the Klondike screenplay opening sequence the night of the trailer premiere.

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    CARMACK Level // You'll get all the perks of the Stampeder level support, plus as additional thanks, you'll be invited to an exclusive online screening of the trailer followed by Q&A with the cast and crew.

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    CHILKOOT Level // Get all the perks of the Carmack level support, plus a limited edition print movie trailer poster signed by the cast and crew with a personalized thanks to you (plus s/h).

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    SKOOKUM Level // - Get your hands on a signed limited edition copy of the screenplay intro sequence following the trailer premiere, plus all the perks of the Dawson Level support. You'll also get a personal thanks and acknowledgment via Twitter from yours truly.

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    MOTHERLODE LEVEL // Get all the Skookum Level perks, plus join us at the Official Trailer Screening red carpet event in Toronto, Ontario (date & location TBD). Includes admission for one (1).

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    BONANZA LEVEL // Strut your stuff when you and a guest join us at the Official Trailer Screening red carpet event in Toronto, Ontario (date & location TBD). After the show, you're invited to a meet & greet with the cast and crew at a VIP reception. On top of all this, get all the Skookum Level perks.

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    STAR Level // A star is born! Get all the Bonanza Level perks, then, when the final credits role, see your name emblazoned on the silver screen! After the screening, get a selfie taken with the entire cast and crew which we'll share on Twitter for the world to see.

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    SUPER STAR Level // Lights, camera, ACTION! Ever wanted to be an extra in a film trailer? Here's your chance! Show up on the day of shooting and we'll dress you up for a backdrop role in the trailer (see provisions). Then, you and a guest are invited to the Official Trailer Screening red carpet event in Toronto, Ontario (date & location TBD), where your name will be emblazoned on the silver screen in the final credits of the trailer. Note: You will have to provide your own travel and accommodations on location.

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    PRODUCER // As Producer, you and your guest will be cordially invited to the Official Trailer Screening red carpet event in Toronto, Ontario (date & location TBD), at which time you will be introduced to the audience. Before that, you'll enjoy dinner with the cast and crew, followed by a VIP reception after the screening. Your name will be immortalized as one of the Producers in the final credits of the trailer, after which you will be presented with a signed limited edition copy of the entire screenplay.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER // As the sole Executive Producer for the trailer, you will be cordially invited to join the cast and crew on set during filming to watch the magic unfold. You and your guest will also be invited to the Official Trailer Screening red carpet event in Toronto, Ontario (date & location TBD), at which time you will be introduced to the audience. Before that, you'll enjoy dinner with the cast and crew, followed by a VIP reception after the screening. Your name will be immortalized as the exclusive Executive Producer in the final credits of the trailer, plus, you will be presented with a signed limited edition copy of the entire screenplay, AND, the film slate used for the filming, signed by the Creator. Note: You will have to provide your own travel and accommodations on location.

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