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Want to see more Idaho? The best way to capture these remote and rarely seen locations requires specialty gear... and your support.
163 backers pledged $40,410 to help bring this project to life.

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In 2012, Wide Eye Productions released a nature and landscape documentary titled "Idaho, the Movie." It featured many of the natural wonders of one of America's most scenic and least known states. The film showcased Idaho with breathtaking cinematography and the unique voice and perspectives of Idaho writer and the movie's narrator, Tim Woodward. 

Tim Woodward is an Emmy Award winning writer and columnist for Idaho's largest newspaper
Tim Woodward is an Emmy Award winning writer and columnist for Idaho's largest newspaper

When "Idaho, the Movie" broadcast across the Northwest, we were amazed by the overwhelming response. Viewers shipped copies of the film to every state in America and to more than 60 countries around the world. I think Idahoans were proud to share with friends and family this incredible place we call home. The film went on to win an Emmy Award for outstanding documentary.

Since then, we've received many requests from supporters who ask if we plan to do another film, a sequel, and feature more Idaho places that we missed in the first film. Idaho is just too big. We couldn’t cover it all.

So for the past few years, we’ve been keeping a list of places across Idaho we wanted to feature but that didn’t make it into the first film. Now we're preparing to launch the sequel - "Idaho the Movie 2."

Tim Woodward joins us again to share and showcase fresh air and fresh scenery from across the Gem State. We're visiting all new locations - places like the newly designated Boulder White Cloud Wilderness area; strange and wonderful places like the Shoofly Oolite formations in the Owyhee desert; rugged mountain passages like the Magruder Corridor; and other-worldly landscapes at Hell's Half Acre lava field; we'll dip our toes in geothermal hot springs across the state; and we'll meet Henrietta the long billed curlew and see the lush grassy nesting grounds for the largest shore birds in North America... and the list goes on.

The Boulder Whiteclouds
The Boulder Whiteclouds

In order to capture Idaho's remote and rugged natural beauty, we hope to shoot aerials using a full-sized helicopter with a gyro-mounted camera. This is where we need your help. Our Kickstarter campaign would fund all new aerial photography, enough to cover dozens of locations bathed in magic light. Our hope is to be able to shoot more than one day with the helicopter, which can range anywhere from $15 to $20 thousand dollars per day. We have set our Kickstarter goal at $40 thousand, so you can see -- we're cutting it close. That's why the more funds we can raise OVER our goal, the more funds we can put right back into the production to bring you another amazing film.

Why not just shoot with a drone? Well, the answer is in some cases we will, but in many cases, we can't. Shooting aerials with a drone requires first driving to the remote location with a vehicle. Drones can only range about a half-mile away from the operator on the ground. Idaho's back country is so remote and so difficult to access, that getting an operator into many of these areas is logistically difficult, at best. Also, regulations against drones prohibit their use in areas such as wilderness.

We’ve put together what we hope will be an enticing package of rewards.  There are options to simply pre-purchase a digital download or DVD... to packages that include posters and t-shirts... an anthology of Wide Eye Productions' nature films... to multi-packs of Idaho the Movie 2 DVDs (get all your holiday shopping done now!)... all the way up to joining us on a shoot and finding yourself in a scene of the finished film. 

Anthology of Wide Eye Productions' films
Anthology of Wide Eye Productions' films

We hope you’ll consider donating to this special project. Our goal is to provide another keepsake film you'll want to watch again and again. Thanks in advance for your support.

Risks and challenges

One of our biggest challenges is weather. We can have the perfect location, the right angle and be up and ready to capture magical morning light— that never comes because clouds shroud the horizon. Or rain, or sleet or high winds, you name it.

To mitigate this challenge, we watch the weather closely, not only for the sake of our footage but for the safety of our crew. We choose a weather window that offers the highest rate of success for shooting.

In our worst case scenario, we might not get aerials of as many locations as we would like, but we will still get something beautiful that adds to the overall footage for our viewers to enjoy.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    A digital download code of Idaho the Movie 2 prior to its December 2016 broadcast debut. You'll be the first to see it!

    NOTE: Download code valid for 1 year.

    What a deal!

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    Your DVD copy of Idaho the Movie 2 - delivered in early December in time for the holidays.

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    Your very own BluRay disc of Idaho the Movie 2 - delivered in early December, just in time to share with family and friends for the holidays.

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    A signed DVD or BluRay disc of Idaho the Movie 2. Acclaimed writer and the film's narrator, Tim Woodward, will sign your copy of the finished film.

    Delivered in early December in time for the holidays! Please specify format (DVD or BluRay disc).

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    A digital download of Idaho the Movie 2

    PLUS YOUR CHOICE of either a trucker hat OR a 100% cotton t-shirt, featuring the Idaho the Movie logo, front and center.
    (S,M,L,XL,XXL please indicate shirt size)

    NOTE: Download code valid for 1 year.

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    A signed DVD (or BluRay disc) of ITM2, plus your choice of ONE (1) of the following gifts:

    - a signed movie poster (20"x 30") of Idaho the Movie 2 - featuring a gorgeous landscape of Idaho
    - a trucker-style hat, the envy of all your friends
    - a 100% cotton t-shirt with ITM logo, front and center. (S,M,L,XL,XXL - please indicate size)

    Delivered in early December in time for the holidays! Please specify format (DVD or BluRay disc).

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    A signed DVD (or BluRay disc) of Idaho the Movie 2, plus your choice of TWO (2) of the following gifts:

    - a signed movie poster (20"x 30") of Idaho the Movie 2 - featuring a gorgeous landscape of Idaho
    - a trucker-style hat, one size fits all
    - a 100% cotton t-shirt with ITM logo, front and center. (S,M,L,XL,XXL - please indicate size)

    Delivered in early December in time for the holidays! Please specify format (DVD or BluRay disc).

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Complete anthology of Wide Eye Productions' films, including: Idaho, the Movie, Wildlife of the West, The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway and the newest release, Idaho the Movie 2. All signed by writer and narrator, Tim Woodward.
    (Only available in DVDs)

    Delivered in early December in time for the gift giving season!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    And if you already have our collection of films - Then this level offers you a set of 4 - ITM2 DVDs (or BluRay discs). All signed by writer and narrator, Tim Woodward.

    Delivered in early December so they make the perfect stocking stuffers for family and friends. (Please specify DVD or BluRay)

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A complete anthology of Wide Eye Productions' films, all signed by Tim Woodward and including: Idaho, the Movie,
    Wildlife of the West, The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway and the newest release, Idaho the Movie 2. (This set only available in DVDs)

    PLUS an ITM 100% cotton T-shirt, trucker hat and ceramic coffee mug. (S,M,L,XL,XXL - please indicate t-shirt size)

    AND an invite for two (2) to the Wrap Party.

    All items delivered in early December to make your holiday shopping complete.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Already have our complete set of films? Don't worry - you can now own a Set of 4 - Idaho the Movie 2 DVDs (or BluRay discs) signed by writer and narrator, Tim Woodward.

    PLUS an Idaho the Movie, 100% cotton t-shirt, trucker hat and ceramic coffee mug. (S,M,L,XL,XXL - please indicate t-shirt size)

    And an invite for two (2) to the Wrap Party.

    All items delivered in early December to make your holiday shopping a breeze.

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    A limited edition, ITM 2 coffee table book featuring written excerpts from the film and full color photographs from across the Gem state, autographed by writer/narrator Tim Woodward.

    Backers will also receive 10 DVDs (or BluRay discs) which make the perfect gifts at the holiday season.

    And an invite for two (2) to the Idaho the Movie Wrap Party.

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    Set of 2 tickets to the Idaho the Movie 2 Premier at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise plus 2 signed DVDs or BluRay discs. This is a special event sponsored by the Nature Conservancy and seats are limited.

    (Event Date in Mid-November - Tickets are transferable.)

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    For your pledge of $750.00, you'll receive
    - a signed copy of the limited edition, Idaho the Movie 2 coffee table book
    - an Invitation for two (2) to our Wrap Party
    - 10 signed DVDs (or BluRay discs) of ITM2
    - and special thanks in the film's credits
    - Two (2) Tickets to the Theatrical Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre (Mid-November 2016)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    We call this "THE KITCHEN SINK!” It’s all in here!
    - The ever-popular, trucker hat
    - The 100% cotton t-shirt featuring the ITM logo, (please indicate S,M,L,XL,XXL size)
    - The official movie poster (20”x30”) signed by Tim Woodward
    - A limited edition, Idaho the Movie 2 coffee table book, signed by writer/narrator, Tim Woodward.
    - The complete, signed anthology of Wide Eye Productions' films, including: Idaho, the Movie, Wildlife of the West, Rocky Mountain Fly Highway (DVD format only)
    - special thanks in the film's credits
    - A signed, Set of 10 DVDs (or BluRay discs) of Idaho the Movie 2
    - Two (2) Tickets to the Theatrical Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre (Mid-November 2016)

    And last but not least - an invite for two (2) to the Idaho the Movie 2 Wrap Party!

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    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    YOU MAKE THE CUT! Join the Wide Eye Productions crew on a shoot and find yourself included in a scene of Idaho the Movie 2!

    This pledge allows up to two people to go behind the scenes and join our crew on a shoot.

    While on location, our director will stage your appearance in a scene of the film. Your appearance is subject to the director's discretion and the backer must coordinate with our production schedule.

    There will be opportunities to join on a shoot in May, June or July of 2016.

    - Backer must provide their own transportation to/from the shoot location
    - Backer will also receive special thanks in the film's credits
    - two (2) copies of a limited edition, ITM2 coffee table book
    - an invite for two (2) to the Wrap Party
    - and 10 DVDs (or BluRay) discs of the film, signed by writer and narrator, Tim Woodward
    - Two (2) Tickets to the Theatrical Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre (Mid-November 2016)

    NOTE: Location Shoot completed by July 2016.
    Remaining rewards delivered in early December 2016.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    RIDGELINE FUNDER LEVEL:
    - On-Screen Funder Credit
    - 2 Coffee Table Books (signed)
    - Invite for four (4) to the Wrap Party
    - 10 ITM2 DVDs signed by Tim Woodward
    - Two (2) Tickets to the Theatrical Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre (Mid-November 2016)

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    SUMMIT FUNDER LEVEL:
    - On-Screen Funder Credit
    - 2 Coffee Table Books (signed)
    - Invite for four (4) to the Wrap Party
    - 10 ITM2 DVDs signed by Tim Woodward
    - Two (2) Tickets to the Theatrical Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre (Mid-November 2016)

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Funding period

- (45 days)