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CALI RUSH is an Eco Sports Adventure Movie featuring some of California's most talented athletes and Wild Landscapes.

CALI RUSH

CALI RUSH is a celebration of California and some of it's most adventurous and talented athletes who are in search of a more harmonious relationship with nature through sports, lifestyle, recreation and environmental technology. Join this modern day tribe of adventurers as they explore some of California's most wild and beautiful places in search of epic conditions and the ultimate Rush. CALI RUSH features all human-powered sports that work in harmony with the flows of nature, don't rely on gasoline and create the least amount of impact. Come along on a multi sport adventure following the changing of the seasons through some of California's last wild places.  This is the CALI RUSH!

www.CALIRUSHMovie.com

Background

In 1848 gold was discovered in the American River.  The ensuing California Gold Rush was one of the most environmentally destructive campaigns in the history of mankind.  Permanently changing the ecological landscape of much of the state.  Setting a standard for the past 150 years where many industries had been based around exploiting natural resources.  Now California is on the forefront of the Green Revolution.  People, Companies, Industries, Educators and Businesses are seeking ways to live more harmoniously in their environment and sustain the last of our natural resources. Now is the California Green Rush or CALI RUSH for short!

CALI RUSH is a response to the urgent and growing need for a reduction in green house gasses and harmful carbon atmospheric pollutants.  It’s a way to help promote the new and developing Green Movement in California and promote athletes who are searching for a more harmonious path with our natural world. 

CALI RUSH Movie is an Actions Sports Adventure Film with underlying themes that include: Leave No Trace recreation, Minimize fuel consumption, Minimize single use plastics, Minimize environmental pollutants, Live harmoniously with wildlife and promote Conscious Consumerism and Recreation to the youth of America and beyond. This is not a depressing documentary or a preachy environmental movie.  It's a celebration of people who are pushing the limits in sports and who also care about the this amazing environment.  It's about progression and moving forward and having FUN while doing it. 

Production

CALI RUSH is a creative collaboration between many different filmmakers, photographers, athletes and artist to achieve a goal of creating the ultimate multi sports adventure movie. The movie was written and is directed by Mike E. Wier of BURL Productions. www.burlproductions.com

 Sports and Athletes

Snowboarding: Jeremy Jones, Eric Jackson, Lonnie Kauk, BJ Linne, Ross Patton, Jordan Neild and Mikey Wier

Snow Skating: Sean Davis, Seth Hall, Pat Quin, Pat Bonzer

Skateboarding: Branden Rein, Vic Lawranc 

Surfing: Peter Mel, Flea, Kyle Theirmann, Kyle Buthman, Darshon Gooch, Matt Meyers

Skiing: Josh Daiek

Climbing: Lonnie Kauk, Mike Rubini & Kelly Iacuzio and Jesse Bonin

Kayaking: Charlie Center, Rush Sterges and friends

Fly-Fishing: Mikey Wier, Dave Lass, Eric Jackson, Jon Copeland, Mike O'Dell, Jared Beer, Matt Heron and Kevin Jones. 

Riverboarding: Travis Parker, Dan Durken, Mikey Wier

Mt Biking: Paul Bass, Joe Markus, Tarren Closson, Mark Hamm, Mike Olson and Corey Dicks

Sailing:  Jacob Ells

Kite Surfing: Jamy Donaldson, Blake Harrington

Paddle Boarding: Lauren De Remer

Affiliates:

Standard Films – Mike Hatchett
www.standardfilms.com

Grow Up Productions Wojytec Torgas
www.growupproductions.com

Buthmann Media – Kyle Buthman
http://www.youtube.com/user/boothyca

Strapless Entertainment – Sean Davis
www.Skateboardonsnow.com

Leeward Cinema – Chris Edmonds
www.leewardcinema.com

Caliproduct – Charlie Center
www.caliproduct.com

Kyle Schwartz - Cinematographer  
www.leewardcinema.com

Anthony Cupaiuolo - Cinematography/ Studio
www.firsttracksprodcutions.com

Dan Moses - Cinematography/ Studio
www.mandoses.com

Canyon Florey- Photographer/ Graphic Design, Web Design
www.yonink.com

Art By:

Ryan Johnson- Artist
www.artbyryanjohnson.com

We've been in production on this movie for almost 3 years now.  It's almost entirely filmed and is now in the post production phase.  We need your help to finish this unique project and get this movie out to the people.  

The target dollar amount of our kickstarter goal is the minimum we need at this point to finish the film.  The money is going to finishing the final edit which, is already over half way done.  Then paying the rest of the additional footage and music licenses, graphic design for box, poster and shirts, motion graphics, color correction, final audio mix, master render and finally some DVD's, marketing and web updates.  

Additional funds raised will go to kicking off a Statewide tour for the movie.  The more we get, the better the venues will be and the better the bands we can bring in.  We plan on also having an art show accompany the movie at most venues and many of the shows will also feature live music or a DJ set.  Our goal is to bring together the outdoor community for celebrations of California's art, music, sports and natural environment, which makes it possible for us all to live the dream.  We will try to make these events zero wast events or as close as we can get.  

Join our community and let's help shape the future and increase environmental awareness through Sports, Music, Art, Lifestyle and Conscious Energy. 

Thank You!!

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