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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 5 2014 3:52 PM UTC +00:00

About

We want to create a film to inspire other young people to get out there and be motivated to create their own opportunities, rather than simply rely on a good education. Our film 'Skating L.A to NY' is a feature length documentary that we want to create. Following three teenage boys as they skate on longboards, 3000 miles from L.A to NY in under 60 days. We not only want to create a great film but, be the first British people to Longboard across America! 

Artwork By: Harry Wyld
Artwork By: Harry Wyld

Training

We have been training for a number of months to ensure we have both the skill and physical ability to complete the trip. We have completed a number of long distance skate trips, including a trip almost 70 miles into central London. We are planning to be travelling 60 miles per day (with rest days) once we have adapted to the climate. We are currently working on a long-boarding edit which we have been shooting alongside our training to showcase our skills which we will be releasing soon! 

The Budget

Below we have outlined a detailed breakdown of the budgeted cost's for the project, we will not be paying ourselves or anyone else working on the project and will be paying for our own food and insurance..

Our Message

As mentioned in the video we want to inspire young people to look beyond a standardised education and apply focus to individual projects to make them stand out and reach their goals. What does this mean exactly? Well, when we were at school we were never told that if you get really good at something then one day you could get a job doing it! It was always work hard, get good results, go to university and then get a job in something completely irrelevant to your degree. 

We aren't knocking education or stating that grades aren't important but, that young people should be encouraged to work on independent projects to supplement their education. So, if you want to be a filmmaker then you should be making films, if you want to be an entrepreneur/businessman then why not start a business now, if you want to become an author then why not write a book? Youth shouldn't be seen as a restraint, but rather as an advantage. We feel that some parents can overlook the importance of projects which actually make us stand out.

As mentioned in the video above we have been making films together for over two years as Perspective Pictures and have used Youtube as the primary platform for displaying/sharing our work. We have collectively gained over 4 million views online and have accumulated over 10,000 subscribers. We have worked together on a huge number of different projects from our award winning short film 'Flip' to a feature length post-apocalyptic web-series 'The Fallen' which took over 8 months to create.

We have always felt strongly about inspiring other young people to take on individual projects and this is one of the reasons that we have always accompanied our work with in depth behind the scenes, showing those who watch our content exactly how we made it and share the lessons we learnt.

Below is the director Rupert Rixon's showreel, featuring the majority of Perspective Pictures work:

In our opinion the best films are those that really take the audience on a journey, and lets be honest this film is going to be one hell of a journey. 

Check out our Facebook page for the film here: https://www.facebook.com/L.AtoNYCFilm

If you have any questions about the film or think you can help us out then just go ahead and drop us an email at: LAtoNYFilm@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

There are of course a number of risks associated with this project, we can't stop a car coming by a little too close, or the weather getting a bit too hot. But, we can prepare ourselves as best we can by wearing the appropriate safety gear at all times, keeping hydrated, and generally approach situations with a level of caution.

We have been training intensely the past 2-3 months and have completed a number of long distance journey's skating both in the countryside and recently Longboarded into central London, so also have city skating experience.

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