UPDATE SINCE REACHING OUR GOAL:
Originally, we just wanted to set an amount for the bare minimum production costs, keeping it low to insure we reached our goal. Helping us go beyond our fund raising goal enables us to add more features to the DVD and increase the money spent on post production - making the video and audio even better than we originally planned. So, now if we can raise more we'll be able to afford to make a much higher quality DVD with more features.
Thanks for checking out our project! Its been a long time in the making, but we are pleased to announce that filming is complete! We are currently looking for you to get involved in making this project into a real, tangible film. We need your collabaration to get this film through the final phases of mastering and the production of the DVDs. Since we are finished shooting and most of the editing it will only be short time until the movie is ready to ship, if we reach our kickstarter goal!
Almost Alpine is a "mockumentary" about climbers. Growing up in the climbing community, which often takes itself pretty seriously, we saw a fun opportunity to tell the tale of putting up an actual big new route, while poking a little fun at climbers and ourselves. The real underlying story though is about how much great stuff there is to do in the outdoors around where we live and grew up: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. We felt like people often overlook the opportunities that are right here in our own backyards. You don't need to go out west or overseas to have an adventure, you just have to look a little harder at the area you live in and get creative!
This movie is a great laugh and a beautiful look at the scenic Appalachian mountain range. You don't have to be a rock climber to appreciate the humor (although it helps), anyone who has spent time in the outdoors or has a friend who climbs will greatly appreciate this local take on the climber's journey. We have had a lot of fun making it and want you to be a part of making it a reality!
IMPORTANT: If you have seen a preliminary screening of this film, the DVD we are releasing is not what you saw. We are putting together an extended cut that includes a lot of new scenes and bonus footage such as outtakes and blooper reels. This is an upgrade from the shorter version we previewed to audiences in the past.
Here is a montage of us having fun while training for the climb and scouting locations! This is NOT a trailer. It has nothing to do with the plot of the film, its just some fun we had while filming and scouting. Real trailer coming soon! We will update you all as soon as it is ready.
Risks and challenges
We don't have many risks that would prevent us from completing this project. Filming is already finished as is the majority of the editing. We just need to raise the funds to get the film mastered and produced into DVDs. We have screened a rough cut of our film at the annual Seneca Rocks Climbing Cookout, George Washington University and a major climbing gym in Northern Virginia. All screenings were met with rave reviews, so with just a few more people getting involved and we can get this film produced and out to the public!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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