This project's funding goal was not reached on May 10, 2012.
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 10, 2012.
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If you haven't already, please check out the production teaser above.
In the short time since this project has become a reality, we have already had such positive momentum and support.
We need you in order to make this happen.
In order to get this production off the ground and create a legit documentary on the sport of kiteboarding, we need the core kite community to come together and support this film. To date there haven been numerous, sick, action and lifestyle oriented pieces on the web that showcase brands and riders across the world. But as you heard Sam Branson say in the teaser above " We need an epic, Billabong Odyssey style doc that puts kiteboarding on the map."
We need a film that properly documents the sport in a manner that showcases how advanced it has become, how hard the core crew of riders have worked to get it there and where this crew thinks the sport needs to go next to be accepted by the mainstream.
In order to attack this story in the most focused and effective manner, we are centering our production around the 2012 Triple - S Invitational in Cape Hatteras, NC. We will spend approximately 3 weeks there shooting the entire event and gathering in depth interviews and state of the art visuals of the world's best riders doing what they do best.
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Adam Boozer, Director
In 2011 I traveled with much anticipation to Cape Hatteras, NC to see the best kiteboarders in the world do what they do. I had visions of teams of photographers with long telephoto lenses fighting for space on the beach; crowds of bikini clad fans cheering on their heroes; huge sponsored tents, RV’s and branded event parties. What I found was a core group of dedicated board riders absolutely killing it whether the crowd was there or not. They are indeed the best in the world, the world just doesn’t know it yet.
Because I feel in my gut that this particular moment in time for this sport will be looked back on as the tipping point. This core group of riders will be looked at as the Z-Boys of Kiteboarding. The ones who showed the world what true, limitless boarding can be like with a kite. As a filmmaker to have this amazing and rare opportunity to capture such an unique and compelling story, as it is happening, is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I fully intend to pour every ounce of energy I have.
Each year, the most hardcore kiteboarders from around the world make their pilgrimage to Hatteras, N.C. for the Triple-S Invitational. Only a select few are invited to this private competition, with just two wild-card slots open for amateurs. There are no large cash prizes or huge crowds. The riders come for the sport and comraderie. To compete with and be judged by their peers. To push board sports to the next level.
Here, off this spit of land in the cradle of human flight, kiteboarding earns the respect it deserves. With consistent winds and surf on one side, and butter-flat water on the other, this small beach town is arguably the best in the world for surf, slicks and sliders. For the riders, it is the place to shape this young sport. To define it for future generations.
“With a Kite” follows this core brotherhood of the world’s best riders as they land sick tricks and push the evolution of board sports toward their purest form. Skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding. It’s all about the board. For these riders, kiting is boarding in its truest expression.
Taking advantage of the world’s best kiteboarders converging on the Triple-S Invitational for just one week, our main focus will be to document the action and events in the most authentic and visually stunning manner possible. We will be using a distributed approach to capture as many different angles and story components as possible both visually and audibly. We want the riders and the event to tell us the story. We will not push an agenda or feed anyone lines from a script. The goal is to tell a legit story that makes the audience relate to the characters and say “OMG that was sick!“
In order to completely immerse the audience into the world of the sport and to properly convey the feeling that a rider has when on a board, we will be utilizing as many cutting edge filmmaking techniques as our budget will allow.
Adam and Tim are seasoned veterans of the advertising and film / video business. Both with over 20 years of experience each, they have worked for numerous corporate clients from Coca-Cola, Audi and IBM to multiple broadcast networks including ESPN, Discovery and Cartoon Network. Both serving as creative directors at major digital advertising agencies, their work has received numerous awards including the Cannes Cyber Lion, Webby Award For Best Use Of Video, Communication Arts Interactive Annual, ProMax BDA Awards, Adobe Max Awards and many others.
As collaborators for over 15 years, Tim and Adam now are partners in the Charleston, SC and Atlanta, GA based storytelling studio Jewell & Ginnie. In the past 2 years their firm has created documentary style work for Verizon Wireless, Naish International, AT&T, FedEX and Conde Nast Traveller’s #1 US Destination, Charleston SC. as well as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things companies 12 South. Their first independent documentary “Running By Sight” included interviews with artist Shepard Fairy and was an official selection at the DocMiami International Film Festival. Their short “Welcome to Chucktown” created for Naish Kiteboarding is an official selection at the Charleston International Film Festival and has received over 32,000 views worldwide.
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