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A winter flyfishing trip to Canada serves as catalyst for two old friends who have grown apart.
A winter flyfishing trip to Canada serves as catalyst for two old friends who have grown apart.
413 backers pledged $27,137 to help bring this project to life.

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Quick note:  If you haven't already, please view the OFFICIAL TRAILER on our website at www.lowandclear.com and stay up to date on the latest news by liking us on our FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Finback-Films/154471567914221

Dear Friends,

As many of you know Low & Clear has been a labor of love that’s been a long time in coming to fruition.  It has always been a very personal project, and one we’ve had a hard time letting go of creatively.

The good news is, the film is done and we want to share it, however, there are significant costs associated with releasing a film of this caliber, and we are flat broke. Up to this point we have self funded the shooting, editing, music composition, sound mix and professional color correction that has allowed us to produce the HDCAM that has been screening at film festivals.

Moving forward, we have set our goal for exactly what we need to release and self-distribute the film on DVD and Itunes.

We want to be as transparent as possible, here's what we need the money for:

MUSIC LICENSING: $11,500. [This is far and away our biggest fundraising challenge.  The film is filled with original score by Doug Major, but there are a handful of songs that we cannot live without.  These licensing fees are what we have to pay to the recording artists to use their songs.]

DVD AUTHORING: $1,150 

DOLBY 5.1 SURROUND MIX:  $1000 [Sounds great, but also a requisite for acceptance to iTunes streaming.]

DVD GRAPHIC DESIGN: $250

iTUNES HD FILE PREP AND SUBMISSION FEE: $1,600

Total: 15,500

If you're unfamiliar with Kickstarter--HERE'S HOW IT WORKS. If you choose to pledge an amount--a hold is put on your card with Amazon for that amount. If our target goal is reached by the end of the 30 day campaign, your card will be charged and your reward will be shipped. If we don't hit our goal, nobody's card will be charged, and the project will not be funded. Basically it's all or nothing!

We’ve brought the film a long way - we premiered at SXSW, where we won an Audience Award and the film continues to screen at prestigious film festivals around the world including Hot Docs, Camden International, True/False, Dallas International,  and Telluride MountainFilm, and upcoming film festivals we'll be announcing soon.

People from all walks of life have been connecting with Low & Clear, and some nice reviews can be found here, here and here.

Our biggest goal is to get DVD’s out asap to the fans that have been patiently waiting. If our kickstarter campaign is successful, Low and Clear will be widely available--but reserving a copy now will put the first print run in your hands. Needless to say, the support is more than appreciated. We’ve poured our heart and souls into making this film, funded it by selling cars and maxing out credit cards, and with your help we hope to share this film with as many folks as possible.

Thanks for your time,

Tyler Hughen
Kahlil Hudson
Alex Jabonski

www.lowandclear.com

Here's what the posters look like: 

The T-shirt in two colors.

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J.T. Van Zandt's signed photograph:

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    POSTER. A personal thank-you on our Facebook page and an 18x24 official movie poster.

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    DVD + DVD. You get 2 first run DVDs shipped to the same address. As well as a personal thank-you on our Facebook page.

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    DVD+POSTER+T-SHIRT PLUS CREDITS.

    DVD, Poster, T-shirt and your name in the "special thanks" segment of Low & Clear's ending credits. Forever.

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    TWO DVDs+POSTER+T-SHIRT PLUS CREDITS. You get 2 DVDs, a poster, and a T-shirt all shipped to the same address. Plus your name in the "special thanks" segment of Low & Clear's ending credits. Forever.

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    DVD+T-SHIRT+POSTER+PHOTO. DVD, T-shirt, Poster and a limited edition signed photograph by J.T. Van Zandt and your name in the "special thanks" segment of Low & Clear's ending credits. Forever.

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    FISH WITH XENIE. All of the above, plus a guided day's of fishing for 2 in Southwest Colorado with Xenie Hall (travel not included, and subject to Xenie's availability and assessment of river and fishing conditions.) and your name in the "special thanks" segment of Low & Clear's ending credits. Forever.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. All of the above--DVD, Poster, T-shirt, Fishing with Xenie, PLUS an executive producer credit in the the closing credits of Low & Clear.

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    All of the above PLUS a Sea-Dart--the custom made wooden kayak by J.T. Van Zandt featured in the film. You'll also receive a YETI Roadie 20 Cooler which fits perfectly in the front of the SEA DART.

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