Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Mockumentary film about rock climbers putting up a big new route in WV.  Sub-context: How great the Mid-Atlantic outdoors are!
Mockumentary film about rock climbers putting up a big new route in WV. Sub-context: How great the Mid-Atlantic outdoors are!
88 backers pledged $5,980 to help bring this project to life.

About

$5,980

88

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.

Filming a section of the traverse.
Filming a section of the traverse.

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.

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
Three friends embark on an epic Blue Ridge adventure!
Three friends embark on an epic Blue Ridge adventure!
Chad out on the Traverse.
Chad out on the Traverse.
We rented a plane to get aerial footage. Flying by Seneca Rocks here.
We rented a plane to get aerial footage. Flying by Seneca Rocks here.
Jeremy filming a scene with Chad and Jesse.
Jeremy filming a scene with Chad and Jesse.
Waking up after a night out on top of the Traverse.
Waking up after a night out on top of the Traverse.
Filming a scene with Chad hanging out over the Potomac.
Filming a scene with Chad hanging out over the Potomac.
Alpine Jesse's sweet belay rack.
Alpine Jesse's sweet belay rack.
Alpine Jesse contemplates thinking about thoughts on top of Old Rag Mtn.
Alpine Jesse contemplates thinking about thoughts on top of Old Rag Mtn.
Chad cheats a death or a sprained ankle as he parkors his way into shape for the Traverse.
Chad cheats a death or a sprained ankle as he parkors his way into shape for the Traverse.
Jeremy and Chad going over the lines before filming a scene.
Jeremy and Chad going over the lines before filming a scene.

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

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    One copy of the movie and a thank you note.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    48 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    One copy of the movie and a poster signed by Jeremy, Chad and Jesse.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    26 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Two copies of the movie, two posters signed by the actors and an invitation to a outdoor screening and BBQ hosted by the cast.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (45 days)