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A cinematic film that will capture the spirit and soul of motorcycle racing in America. From grassroots through to the top classes.

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It's Something Inside is a feature length documentary that will explore the spirit and soul of motorcycle racing in the United States. From grassroots racing through to the highest ranks in the United States, AMA Superbike, AMA Flat Track, and AMA Supermoto.

Using a unique eye and a unique perspective we hope to show everyone the beautiful, elegant, and bright world of road racing. We are developing a film that will introduce a new audience to the exciting sport of road racing, as well as bring pride to the people that participate in the sport on a daily basis. From grassroots racing to the highest ranks in the United States, Shofner Films plans to explore and represent US motorcycle racing in a way it has not yet been seen. 

We know its difficult for indie films to break through the niche and into the mainstream, to be promoted outside motorcycling, but thats the goal. Obviously the holy grail is a theater deal or an ESPN or similar type documentary that gets aired on a network. To get there you have to show them what you've got. Prove your piece is worthy, more or less. My way of doing that will be pitching the film to every film festival that I can. Get some awards, and get seen by those that make those decisions. As a production company that's not Warner Bros, MGM, Paramount, or Fox, that's a challenge that takes far more money than what we are asking for or that can be reasonably raised here. Often times millions. I know we here at Shofner Films have the people and the talent to get this film noticed though, and that's the first step.

Aprilia RSV4 Dash
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The film will focus mainly on American road racing from the CMRA, WERA, and AMA organizations. Features on flat track racing and supermoto however will also be included. The exact schedule has not yet been laid out, but with seven remaining (after receiving funding) WERA National Challenge Series Races, ten CMRA races, four AMA weekends, and four weekends from the all new US National Endurance Series, we have more race weekends this year than we will know what to do with. Ideally wed like to get to the Daytona 200 next year when it returns to 1000cc machines. 

As someone who's been immersed in the world of motorcycle racing from a very young age this project holds a very special place in my heart. Putting my two passions together is something I've dreamed of creating since the day I discovered my love for film. I personally have a Honda CRF450R supermoto that I regularly enjoy riding on track days and the occasional race, as well as my R6 that has been my daily driver since I bought it new in '06. Fifty thousand miles later that piece of machinery is like a family member to me. At the risk of sounding a bit crazy, the experiences we've shared rival that of my own best friends, its a bike that I will never ever sell. So, when I tell you that I understand and share your passion, there's a good chance its an understatement. 

For those of you that research, you'll see that I've been shooting for what many would consider a very short time. However I assure you the time spent has been dense with experience. For one thing, this is not my first rodeo with Kickstarter. In July of 2012 I successfully kickstarted $42 thousand to shoot an educational documentary on Go-Kart racing in the United States. Let me tell you, that was a jump. Going from having never produced anything over five minutes to producing this sixty-six minute karting documentary was no short order. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1415102938/become-one-karting-documentary

Click to view Become One Trailer
Click to view Become One Trailer

In the end, we tackled it and 99% of what we have heard and seen has been very positive. A third party from Ukraine made the whole film public on YouTube to which it has enjoyed more than 72,000 views and nearly 100 comments, the majority of which are extremely enthusiastic. 

For those that want to see more, I would love nothing more than to happily point you in the direction of some of my work.

Shofner Films Reel (Like a portfolio)
Shofner Films Reel (Like a portfolio)
Click to view Josh Herrin Daytona Video
Click to view Josh Herrin Daytona Video
Click to View JD Beach & Troy Bayliss Flat Track
Click to View JD Beach & Troy Bayliss Flat Track
Click to view the Florida Supermoto Video
Click to view the Florida Supermoto Video

During the making of Become One, I learned many valuable lessons in all aspects of creating a proper documentary. For example, staying within the boundaries of the budget was one of the more difficult aspects to pull off. It's easy to make rookie mistakes such as forgetting about Kickstarter & credit card processing fees (10% Roughly) or underestimating how expensive it can be to fulfill rewards to backers. These mistakes can hurt you, and I cut it way too close on the last project. I have learned from my first errors and this time we are fully prepared. We have decided we will need about $360 thousand in order to make this film a reality. This means we must ask for $400 thousand to ensure we meet the $360 thousand goal after the 10% appropriation for fees. 

Equipment. This is another huge expense, some items will need to be purchased and others can be rented. However, as I have previously stated, I refuse to do this project unless it is done right. Quality of EVERYTHING is key and our plan is to make this one of the best and most beautiful motorcycle films to date. It's our job to consider which equipment is necessary from cameras and lenses to microphones and recorders, tripods, dollys, jibs, etc. It's a lot to bear when dealing with professional production, but I promise, it will be worth it. 

Staff. The next cost to consider is people, people, people. To execute this film perfectly it's important to include people that will do a great job, and that won't come cheap. Sound, colorist, shooters, post, graphics & design, etc. It's a lot of work, and having the right people in the right positions can make or break a film.

Music. Oh how I love and hate you. It sets the tone, the energy, the pacing. It helps make your film stunning. The good stuff, however, is very costly. Any excellent film piece can be brought to its knees with a lack of proper music.

Travel. We will be traversing the United States in order to get to these events. From fuel to airfare, I think this pretty much speaks for itself. It gets expensive. 

Motorcycles captivate us. Racing them inspires something of a whole new dimension. It invokes the feeling of flying. There's really nothing like it. At speed, the sensations are something out of the imagination. Connecting with a motorcycle in such an intimate way, words simply aren't enough... It's indescribable, it's a feeling... It's an insatiable need... It's... Something Inside...

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

With such an ambitious project there are no doubt risks and challenges that may befall the project. But none come to mind that would hinder us in any way that would put a halt to production if it does in fact see fruition.

We are confident that we can produce a high quality film within the estimated time frame provided. However, in order to ensure that high level of quality is met, there can sometimes be delays in the production process. You have our word that we will produce the best quality product we can as soon as possible, but in the case of delays we ask for you to be understanding. We will be sure to keep all our backers informed of any delays that may occur. Again, this isn't my first time on Kickstarter, I'm familiar with the process, and this journey will be long, but incredibly entertaining.

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