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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.
- Several of the world's best kite boarders including Aaron Hadlow, Ruben Lenten, Billy Parker, Andre Phillip and others have expressed their support for the project.
- The amazing guys at REAL Watersports are totally behind us
- Jason Slezak and his sponsor Liquid Force have expressed support for the film. In fact, check out the sick Slezak reward which includes a complete Liquid Force set up. Only 1 is available!
- Davey Blair is offering an amazing reward of a day of riding / lessons with with him in Chucktown.
SO WHAT'S THE DEAL?
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.
If you are still with me.....below is all the juicy detail. Remember, Kickstarter is ALL OR NOTHING funding, so if we don't reach our goal then we get nothing. PLEASE SUPPORT US AND SPREAD THE WORD.
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Adam Boozer, Director
.....the story begins
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.
So why tell this story now?
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.
- CINEFLEX GYRO STABILIZED AERIAL AND BOAT CINEMATOGRAPHY
- 2000 FRAMES PER SECOND SLOW MOTION CINEMATOGRAPHY
- RED EPIC 5K ACQUISITION FOR MAIN CAMERA CREWS
- CANON 5D MARK III UNDERWATER AND SPLASH MOUNT CINEMATOGRAPHY
- 5D MARK III GRIND BOXES ATTACHED TO SLIDERS
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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Pledge $5 or more
You will receive a virtual fist bump and a fancy hand shake for being down for the cause.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
You will receive a sweet “With A Kite” sticker and a HD digital download of the film with exclusive behind the scenes footage and additional material that doesn’t make the final edit.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
In addition to the above, you will receive a limited edition DVD of the film, signed by several of the pros in the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $45 or more
10 backers All gone!
----ONLY 10 AVAILABLE
BEST KITEBOARDING SWAG REWARD
You will receive a signed copy of DVD, WITH A KITE trucker hat, BEST Swag bag including; hat, stickers, t-shirt (of your choice/size), waterproof kite case (for anything you need to keep dry when shredding).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
In additional to all of the above, you will receive a limited edition BluRay Disc of the film signed by several pros in the film and a With A Kite Trucker Hat.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $55 or more
6 backers Limited (14 left of 20)
---Only 20 available!!!---- Special tshotsh hat reward---You will receive a limited edition BluRay Disc of the film signed by several pros in the film and a tshotsh French Kiteboarding Apparel Hat. You select the style. This reward is not included with any rewards below.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
SPECIAL iKiteSurf.com REWARD!!!
In addition to a limited edition BluRay Disc of the film signed by several pros in the film and a With A Kite Trucker Hat...YOU WILL RECEIVE $20 off an iKiteSurf.com membershipEstimated delivery:
Pledge $145 or more
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
---Only 10 available ----SPECIAL tshotsh French Kiteboarding Apparel Reward
You will receive 1 pair of tshotsh board shorts. You pick the style and the size.You will also receive a signed DVD or Blu Ray of the film. This reward is not bundled with the rewards below.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
In additional to all of the items above, you will receive special thanks in the end credits in the film as well as personalized autographs on your DVD and BluRay.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer All gone!
SAM MEDYSKY Pro Package –---A day riding with Sammy (in either Hatteras, SF Bay, Hood River or Sauble Beach, all 2012 BEST gear provided, sneak peak at new kites/boards in development, a signed DVD and a BEST swag bag including; hat, stickers, t-shirt (of your choice/size), waterproof kite case (for anything you need to keep dry when shredding).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $275 or more
2 backers Limited (4 left of 6)
***NEW OZONE REWARD ONLY 6 AVAILABLE** In addition to a personalized autographed DVD or BluRay and a special thank you in the credits, you will receive an OZONE IGINITION 2.5m 3-Line Kiteboard Trainer!!! Check them out at http://www.flyozone.com/kitesurf/en/products/kites/ignition-3-line/info/ THANKS OZONEEstimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
Yes, of course you get all of the above, but you my friend get VIP tickets to the premiere of the film in Charleston, SC. Oh it will be a party. It will be a weekend you will never forget. (Backer is responsible for their own travel and accommodations)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $600 or more
You will receive all of the above items PLUS 50 custom packaged DVDs with your shop logo. What better way to show your support in the shop than to proudly display the film with YOUR logo on it?Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
--The “Chucktown” Davey Blair Package---
You will definitely receive all of the items above, including VIP tickets to the premiere, but you will get a full day of lessons / riding in Chucktown with one of the world’s best riders, Davey Blair. Davey will take you to his favorite spots all over Chucktown, provide gear to ride in if you need it and support via his pimp Yamaha Wave Runner.
Schedule must be approved by Davey Blair. Supporter is responsible for travel to accommodations in Charleston, SC.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
--The Liquid Force Slezak Package--
You will definitely receive all of the above items (not including the Chucktown package)...but you will also get a full day of lessons / riding in Cape Hatteras, NC with one of the world’s best riders, Jason Slezak. Sleezy will take you to his favorite spots all over Hatteras. Liquid Force is throwing in a 2012 Influence LFX Board, 2012 12 Meter Envy Kite and a 2012 CPR Control System
Schedule must be approved by Jason Slezak. Supporter is responsible for travel to accommodations in Cape Hatteras.Estimated delivery:
You will receive executive producer credit in the film, of course your pick from the above rewards and our eternal love and respect.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)