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A 2-year road trip from California to Patagonia. A story of personal and environmental discovery. 10 trees planted with every copy sold
A 2-year road trip from California to Patagonia. A story of personal and environmental discovery. 10 trees planted with every copy sold
A 2-year road trip from California to Patagonia. A story of personal and environmental discovery. 10 trees planted with every copy sold
464 backers pledged AU$ 30,618 to help bring this project to life.

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Pacifico is a feature length documentary that follows our 2-year road trip from Mexico to Patagonia hunting for empty waves, fly-fishing remote waters & trekking through The Andes.

 

Along with the ups and downs of searching for empty waves, the film shares some of the classic line-ups from the Pacific coast of Latin America.

It's not a fly in fly out surf film but rather a story that takes you on a long and relatable road trip, hoping to find dreamy waves.

It begins with a selection of our favourite spots from Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua & The Galapagos.

However the hunt steps up a gear in South America, we strike gold in Southern Chile and have another special find in the desert of Peru.

 

The fly-fishing gets underway in late summer in Southern Chile and for 3 months we get stunning autumn conditions. We then return to Patagonia the following spring to explore Argentina’s magical waterways.

We targeted a diversity of spots with a preference to those nestled in the wilderness, including rivers and lakes that take days to walk into.

The film focuses on the appeal of connecting with the pace and beauty of your surroundings through fly-fishing. From the densely forested banks of Chile’s South, to the glacial lakes of Peru’s Cordillera Blanca and finishing in the backwaters of Argentina’s Los Alerces National Park – a true piscatorial wonderland.

   

What starts as a fascination with Latin America and a desire to experience nature more intimately grows into a relatable conversation on alternative passages through life.

"Pacifico forms a discussion around the pros and cons of living in the moment"

and shows how slowing down and observing the world mindfully can aid in gaining perspective and help form an understanding of the things that are important in life. 

Told from the perspective of average punters who quit their jobs and simply wanted to go on an adventure.

Filmed on DSLR's and accompanied by a mix of originally recorded music by talented Melbourne artists as well as a selection of tracks that helped us through the many hours on the road. Trailer song by Alistair Haskett & Nicola Hard.

 

We believe that a closer appreciation of the natural world will help grow a desire to protect the remaining pockets of wilderness.

"We hope to inspire others to indulge the planets wild playgrounds and re-establish a connection with nature."

Also, we believe the questions we faced before this trip are present in the minds of many others, many of whom never act on their true desires or find them selves plugging away in a life that could be more fulfilling. We hope to make people discuss the idea of stepping away from something they don’t particular enjoy in search of something better.

 

We want to use this project to make a difference. With the help of viewers like you we hope to plant 100,000 trees in partnership with The Eden Projects! 

With every copy sold we will be planting 10 trees in Madagascar, working with local communities to fight the problem of extensive deforestation.

  

We’ve completed 2 years of filming and much of the editing, up to now this film has been self funded, however we now need your help with the final stages of post-production.

Your pledges will be used to achieve:

You wont be waiting long, the film is 70% complete and due for release March 2017. Any pledge is enormously appreciated!

 

Pacífico Film

Digital download of Pacifico comes with pledges of $15 or more. A signed DVD comes with pledges of $35 or more. 

 

Your name in the credits

For all pledges of $5 of more you get your name amongst all the other great people backing Pacifico.

 

5 x Screensaver party pack

To bring a little happiness to your desktop! Comes with all pledges of $10 or more. 

 

Pacífico Limited Edition Tote Bag

Did you know that "Pacífico" means peaceful in Spanish? Get this with all pledges of $75 or more. 

 

Digital Movie Soundtrack

We are super excited with how this is coming together. The original film soundtrack is yours with all pledges of $50 or more. 

 

Plant 10 or even 30 trees!

Trees are planted in partnership with The Eden Projects in Madagascar. Pledges of $15-$84 get 10 trees planted, pledges of $85 or above get 30 trees planted. 

 

Limited Edition signed prints

For all pledges of $150 or more you can choose from one of the prints below. Each photo was taken on location whilst filming Pacifico. Each print is signed by the photographer, printed on Kodak photo paper and delivered to your door securely packaged in a print mailing tube. 

After making your pledge contact us via email to christian@mygobe.com and let us know the name of the print and size you want and we will get it ready and shipped with your other prizes. 

Size / pledge guide:

 

Print 1: "Freedom" 

  • Photographer: Christian Gibson
  • Location: Peru

 

Print 2: "Stuck in time"

  • Photographer: Christian Gibson 
  • Location: Secret spot, Peru

 

Print 3: "Lost in time" 

  • Photographer: Chris Gooley
  • Location: Northern Chile

 

Print 4: "Chilly Chile" 

  • Photographer: Christian Gibson
  • Location: Southern Chile

 

Print 5: "South West Bolivia" 

  • Photographer: Christian Gibson
  • Location: Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia

  

Print 6: "Still Looking"

  • Photographer: Chris Gooley 
  • Location: Atacama Desert, Chile

  

Print 7: "Deserted"

  • Photographer: Chris Gooley
  • Location: Secret spot, Peru

  

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4) Submit your payment information and that’s it! You should receive a confirmation email moments after you submit your payment information. Kickstarter accepts debit or credit cards associated with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. 

All payments are in Australian Dollars. Note: Your card will only be charged after this date, and only if we are successful and reach our goal.

Need help? We're here for you. If you have questions at any time, during or after the campaign has closed email us: christian@mygobe.com  

Risks and challenges

The largest foreseeable risk is not completing the film by the forecasted date of March 2017 as there are multiple tasks / people to coordinate in the post production process. Through the raising of the necessary funds via Kickstarter we plan to overcome this risk by hiring professional / competent people who can work to a deadlines and to the standard of work we require.

The other major risk is for the footage / work that has been completed to date to be lost. We minimize this risk by having 4 backups in separate locations. This includes the film Adobe Premiere file, all other related film files / music and all raw film footage.

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    Pledge AU$ 1 or more About US$ 0.73

    Thank you!

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    Credited

    A big thank you (your name) in the credits of Pacifico

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    Credited + digital goodies

    Includes:
    • Thank you in final credits (your name)
    • Trailer songs (digital download)
    • 5 x Hi-res screensaver's using images from Pacifico
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    Pacifico Film + Plant 10 trees

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    • Digital download of Pacifico film
    • 10 trees planted in Madagascar
    • Thank you in final credits (your name)
    • Trailer songs (digital download)
    • 5 x Hi-res screensaver's using images from Pacifico
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    Pacifico Film + Plant 20 trees

    Includes:
    • Digital download of Pacifico film
    • Thank you in final credits (your name)
    • 20 trees planted in Madagascar
    • Trailer songs (digital download)
    • 5 x Hi-res screensaver's using images from Pacifico
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    DVD + more

    Includes:
    • DVD of Pacifico film, signed by film makers
    • Thank you in final credits (your name)
    • 10 trees planted in Madagascar
    • Trailer songs (digital download)
    • 5 x Hi-res screensaver's using images from Pacifico
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    DVD + Soundrack

    Includes:
    • DVD of Pacifico film, signed by film makers
    • Pacifico music soundtrack (8+ songs)
    • Thank you in final credits (your name)
    • 10 trees planted in Madagascar
    • Trailer songs (digital download)
    • 5 x Hi-res screensaver's using images from Pacifico
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    DVD + Tote Bag + more

    Includes:
    • DVD of Pacifico film, signed by film makers
    • Pacifico tote bag
    • Pacifico music soundtrack (8+ songs)
    • Thank you in final credits (your name)
    • 10 trees planted in Madagascar
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    DVD + 30 trees + more

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    • DVD of Pacifico film, signed by film makers
    • Digital download of Pacifico film
    • Pacifico tote bag
    • Pacifico music soundtrack (8+ songs)
    • Thank you in final credits (your name)
    • 30 trees planted in Madagascar
    • 5 x Hi-res screensaver's using images from Pacifico
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    DVD + Opening screening + more

    Includes:
    • DVD of Pacifico film, signed by film makers
    • Digital download of Pacifico film
    • Pacifico music soundtrack (8+ songs)
    • 1 x ticket to opening screening in Melbourne (Australia)
    • Pacifico tote bag
    • Thank you in final credits (your name)
    • 30 trees planted in Madagascar
    • 5 x Hi-res screensaver's using images from Pacifico
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    Everything + Signed print (30x20cm)

    Includes:
    • DVD of Pacifico film, signed by film makers
    • Digital download of Pacifico film
    • Pacifico music soundtrack (8+ songs)
    • Signed print of your choice - 30x20cm
    • 1 x ticket to opening screening in Melbourne (Australia)
    • Pacifico tote bag
    • Thank you in final credits (your name)
    • 30 trees planted in Madagascar
    • 5 x Hi-res screensaver's using images from Pacifico
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    Everything + Signed print (60x40cm)

    Includes:
    • DVD of Pacifico film, signed by film makers
    • Digital download of Pacifico film
    • Pacifico music soundtrack (8+ songs)
    • Signed print of your choice - 60x40cm
    • 1 x ticket to opening screening in Melbourne (Australia)
    • Pacifico tote bag
    • Thank you in final credits (your name)
    • 30 trees planted in Madagascar
    • 5 x Hi-res screensaver's using images from Pacifico
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    Everything + Signed print (120x80cm)

    Includes:
    • DVD of Pacifico film, signed by film makers
    • Digital download of Pacifico film
    • Pacifico music soundtrack (8+ songs)
    • Signed print of your choice - 120x80cm
    • 2 x tickets to opening screening in Melbourne (Australia)
    • Pacifico tote bag
    • Thank you in final credits (your name)
    • 30 trees planted in Madagascar
    • 5 x Hi-res screensaver's using images from Pacifico
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    Executive Producer

    For this amazing contribution to Pacifico you will be recognized as an executive producer in the film credits, plus receive all the other goodies we have on offer

    Includes:
    • Executive Producers recognition in film credits
    • DVD of Pacifico film, signed by film makers
    • Digital download of Pacifico film
    • Pacifico music soundtrack (8+ songs)
    • Signed print of your choice - 120x80cm
    • 2 x tickets to opening screening in Melbourne (Australia)
    • Pacifico tote bag
    • 30 trees planted in Madagascar
    • 5 x Hi-res screensaver's using images from Pacifico
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