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World FC LLCBy World FC LLC
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World FC LLCBy World FC LLC
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$4,233
pledged of $63,000pledged of $63,000 goal
46
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 25 2013 2:40 PM UTC +00:00

About

A film about fútbol and the world that lives it.

World FC as an organization has two objectives for the film. The first is to discover what makes the sport of soccer so special and such a large part of culture in Central and South America. We want to get to the root of the sport and discover it's impact on local communities of all shapes and sizes.

We'll be traveling through 15 countries as the World Cup is in progress. We want to see how not only the sport is celebrated in various cultures, but we'd like to see how the tournament is celebrated in these areas. With soccer being such an important aspect of day-to-day life, how does the world's most prestigious sports competition affect a community? This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the sport and understand it's value in such a special and interesting way.

We also want to show the socioeconomic importance of soccer. The sport gives children and adults an escape from hardship. People who may not know where their next meal is coming from can forget their troubles while their kicking the ball around and being a part of something global and great. We want to show you in this film that perspective.

The second objective is to make it to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in one piece. The physical journey itself is going to be spectacular and we want to share it with the world. It's also going to be difficult. We don't know what kind of troubles we'll encounter. We'll come face to face with harsh terrain and unknown social situations. The film will be as engaging as it is thrilling. 

From the dry deserts in Mexico, to the lush greenery in Ecuador, to the towering Andes in Argentina, we're going to experience a multitude of geographic locations. You can help us display the sport of soccer in a way that nobody has seen it before.

This film will not exist without your help!

Taking two SUVs through 15 countries and driving over 12,000 miles does not come cheap. We've got a film crew of 7, but we need your help to get us all to Brazil. Production costs include gasoline, food, lodging, and return airfare. That is why we need your help. We're squeezing this incredible journey into only five weeks and we've done our best to be as efficient as possible. The rest is up to you. Help us make this film. Help us show the world the beauty of the sport and the diversity of the human spirit as it revolves around soccer.

Additional Costs:

Travel documentation

International insurance

Vehicle shipping

Emergency contingency

Learn more about World FC LLC:

If you want to know more about us as organization, please visit our website at www.worldfc.org

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FAQs:

How will you cross the Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia?

We will be able to have our cars placed in a shipping container and shipped to Colombia.

Why drive to Brazil instead of fly?

There are so many different cultures and beautiful places that sit between Chicago and Rio de Janeiro. If soccer truly is the world's sport, we want to see the people of the world that play it. We want to see how soccer is vital to different demographics, not just big cities like Chicago and Rio. Driving will not only make our findings more diverse, but make our documentary more interesting and beautiful.

Why the World Cup?

We want to see the affect the tournament has on various communities. If soccer plays a large role in how a community or individuals function, the tournament will be a unique aspect and almost become a character in our story.

Where will you travel?

The majority of our destinations will rest along the Pan-American Highway, which is one of the longest highways in the world, stretching from Alaska to Chile and Argentina. Not only will this be the safest route to travel, but the interconnectivity among nations parallels our quest to prove the connectivity of the sport. The exact destinations are still to be determined, but we assure you the locales will be diverse, beautiful, and interesting all in their own way.

Risks and challenges

The most difficult part of the process will certainly be post-production. Finalizing (editing, distribution) is a hardship, but World FC is not just a film. World FC is an organization with a following. We've been blessed to receive a lot of support and we plan to continue forward after the film is complete and we're confident we can accomplish what we've set out to do. We know there are people out there like you who can help us change the world.

We've got a skilled and proven team of marketing, public relations and film professionals to help us overcome any obstacles that may occur, so we're very confident in our ability to be successful.

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    THANKS! Receive a sincere Thank You email from Ryan and Parker. You're helping us make this film possible! YOU ARE WORLD FC!!!

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    World FC T-Shirt + the above - For only $10 more receive an "I am World FC" t-shirt.

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    Digital Package + the above - Receive an advanced digital download of the documentary plus an exclusive World FC desktop background.

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    Be the first to receive a custom World FC soccer ball + the above - Receive your very own World FC branded soccer ball to enjoy the beautiful game.

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    Behind the scenes video of the film + the above - Get a special behind the scenes look at all of the crazy, goofy and down right weird things that are sure to happen on our trip that we won't be able to put in the film.

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    Coffee Table Photo Book + the above - Receive a stunning World FC photo book from the film, featuring stills of the cultures we visit, people we speak with, and breathtaking geographical locations along the way to the World Cup.

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    World FC Ultimate Fan Kit + the above - Get all the gear necessary to make you the ULTIMATE WORLD FC FAN, which includes an exclusive World FC jersey and your very own World FC stadium scarf! Plus you'll get all the above rewards and gear!

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    Associate Producer Credit + the above - Have your name in the opening credits and all official World FC documentary material including the website, posters, dvd's, etc. as an associate producer.

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    Associate Producer Credit + 2 Tickets to a screening of the film in Chicago with the filmmakers, Ryan and Parker + a signed World FC movie poster + the above. (Travel not included, lodging provided.)

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    Credit as an Executive Producer + 4 tickets to a screening of the film in Chicago with the filmmakers, Ryan and Parker + a signed World FC movie poster + the above. (Travel not included, lodging provided.)

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    Get flown directly to a city along our journey to meet up with the cast and crew of World FC and be featured in the documentary + the above - You will get one 3-night, all expenses paid trip to Panama City, Panama or San Jose, Costa Rica to meet the cast and crew of World FC and to be featured in the film as we explore soccer culture!

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Funding period

- (45 days)