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A visually stunning coffee table-style book celebrating the upland community through short stories and photography.
-Click on the link below to pre-order the book!
A visually stunning coffee table-style book celebrating the upland community through short stories and photography. -Click on the link below to pre-order the book!
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The dialogue that brings the films to life...
The dialogue that brings the films to life...

 

A Bird Hunting Anthology: Volume No. 1

We are excited to share with you the next chapter of the bird hunting epic series. Volume One of the bird hunting anthology. A book dedicated to the celebration of the upland community.

These are your stories...

We started as a digital platform, dedicated to telling the stories of the upland community. From pointing dogs and flushers, to Pheasants and Ruffed Grouse, Project Upland has sought to celebrate the modern era of wingshooting and preserve of our history and traditions. We have always been passionate about keeping this a grassroots creative outlet and to tell the real stories of our growing community. 

The Project Upland community has grown leaps and bounds over the past couple of years and together we want to continue to grow, capture new stories, and celebrate our adventures.   

This year, we added multiple new filmmakers, award-winning writers, gifted artists, and talented photographers to collectively grow and inspire a worldwide community of upland hunters. With this announcement, we are taking a huge step to grow our collective and create a new outlet for storytelling. We are thrilled to venture into printing timeless, creative content.

Stories that dig deeper than the films...
Stories that dig deeper than the films...

 What is in the book...

Our first book will be a compilation of short stories and visually-stunning photography.  We are producing a book that will be perfect for any hunting camp, shooting club, personal gift, private collection, or the coffee table in your living room. This beautifully crafted, 9 x 12" coffee table-style book is for all upland enthusiasts and will be available in both softcover "standard" edition and limited-edition hardcover. All ~100 pages will be printed on premium art stock paper.

Limited Edition Hardcover
Limited Edition Hardcover

 

Standard Edition Softcover
Standard Edition Softcover

Inside you will find expanded stories from our award-winning film series, as well as new journeys that are just as passionate and inspiring. This photography-rich book will narrate the visual story of our culture.  We've spent countless hours picking through hundreds of photos to find the perfect images for Volume One of our bird hunting anthology. 

*Images and layouts are mock-ups and do not represent the final layout and editorial. 

Films featuring some of the stories and contributors! 

 

The rewards...

We've created many different rewards at many different price points to back this project - we want you to be free to participate however you can. We've also included some big-ticket items that will allow us to get this book into your hands and tell more of your stories in the future. Two birds with one stone, if you will. We are excited about all of the possibilities.

Where the money goes...

Our $15k goal will cover the cost of the design and editorial components (26%), the cost of printing the book (53%), the cost of product rewards (10%), the postage and packaging (6%), and the Kickstarter fees (5%).

If we get more...

Our stretch goals include a budget for the creation of a companion DVD of the Project Upland films that will be shipped to all backers, a budget to pre-fund Volume Two of our bird hunting anthology (accompanied by a significant discount code for all who help us get there through this campaign), and a budget to pay future content creators for more of the photos, films, and stories that celebrate our community that are offered to all, free of charge, on projectupland.com.

We cannot thank the Project Upland community enough.  

It has been through your stories and passion that this platform has grown. We hope that this important step into print will open new doors for creative expression and storytelling in the near future.

These are your stories...

A.J. DeRosa - Creative Director

Contact Information

For more information about this book or any other Project Upland subject please reach out to us! 

Chet Hervey - Managing Partner, Business Affairs  - hervey.chet@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

Over the past year, Project Upland has taken the time to put the inner workings of the company in proper business order. (Never leave the business in the hands of the creative folk...) Part of that process was bringing on Chet Hervey our Managing Partner of Business Affairs in early 2017.

Chet has an extensive background in film production, foreign and domestic media sales, print publication (a published author as well), fundraising, and much more. Through this, as well as other business operations, we have built a stable foundation to continue the creative process AND expand into projects like these.

The content of this project has already been gathered and selected and is in the editorial phase of production. And, as you can tell from the images above, we are well into the design and layout process. Other than delays related to printer backups or shipping issues, this project will be delivered in a timely manner.

Our project is an open book (no pun intended) and we will communicate our progress in a transparent manner.

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    These are Your Stories

    Project Upland will travel anywhere in North America and tell your story through a film that will be included in our 2018-19 season. Travel is included in price. Filming will be completed by December 2018. Release is guaranteed but the date is TBD.

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