Ascending deep into the mountains aboard a helicopter loaded with 500lbs of explosives, Kevin Fogolin is tasked with mitigating a potentially destructive avalanche that threatens a big-business hydro-electric project. After lighting the fuse and deploying a 50lb bomb, the unthinkable happens... As the helicopter slams into the mountain, Fogolin knows he is going to die.
Having spent most of his life trying to break the shackles of small town expectations, Fogolin finally pairs his career with his passion for snow - until everything is snatched away in an instant. Through a series of events stranger than fiction, he survives, and in the aftermath ultimately achieves the life he and his best friend dreamt of as kids.
Set in the dramatic mountains of British Columbia, Canada, SNOWMAN is a film about risk, friendship, dreams, family, fear and redemption.
Why we need your support.
We are currently in the final stages of post production and all funds raised through this kickstarted campaign will go toward:
- sound design and mixing
- color grading
- artwork and marketing materials
- buying supporting footage
- insurance & things you never think about when you start making a movie
We are determined to finish this film no matter what, but your support will enable us to realize our ultimate vision for this project and ensure the highest production value. We won't be content until SNOWMAN is a visceral and emotive theatre experience. Thanks for helping us make this film awesome!
Cast and Crew
Featuring: Kevin Fogolin, Mike Douglas, Shane McConkey, Jonny Moseley and Chris Stethem
Director: Mike Douglas
Producers: Mike Douglas, Anthony Bonello, Blair Richmond and Jeff Thomas
Executive Producer: Bruno Bertrand
Featuring music by Portugal. The Man
Salomon has been an amazing partner since day one of this project and they have kindly offered some of the standout skis from next season's range. Pledge your support and receive 2014/15 Salomon skis before they are available to the public. All skis are signed by the Snowman himself, Kevin Fogolin, and pro-skier and director Mike Douglas.
*Ski length and model is not changeable. Please be sure the reward you select corresponds with the correct ski.
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About Switchback Entertainment
Switchback Entertainment specializes in high quality, emotional storytelling. Based in the mountains of Whistler, BC, we have forged a name for ourselves through 8 seasons of the highly popular web series, Salomon Freeski TV, our internationally award winning short films, The Freedom Chair and Tempting Fear, as well as numerous outside the box marketing commercial campaigns. SNOWMAN is our first feature length project.
Risks and challenges
SNOWMAN has been a roller coaster ride as any creative endevor usually is. To date we have surmounted all the challenges and obstacles along the way. We've been shooting for the past 3 years, mirroring Kevin Fogolin as he tries to stay on top of the avalanche hazard in BC's Coast Mountains. The edit suite has become our second home as we try to stitch together a story that is both compelling and reflective. And of course, trying to do everything on a shoe-string budget.
Moving forward, the biggest challenges we face largely revolve around meeting our own expectations and goals for the film. Our target is to submit, and be accepted to major mainstream film festivals this Fall. We truly believe we have a great human story that will appeal to more than just people who live in the mountains. Leveraging the film into a position where it can be seen by the masses will ultimately be the final hurdle in this mad adventure we have undertaken.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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