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"I would love to see a feature length film about a man, a dream, and an s10 in Baja" - Dezert Dimes
"Fixed Heart Films is trying to help get Javier Avila to the Baja 500 and making a kick-ass documentary about it!" - Glassworks Unlimited
“Chasing Baja” is an inspiring feature documentary and bad-ass thrill ride about Javier Avila, who built his own off-road race truck from scratch on his own dime. We catch up with him as he aims to fulfill his dream of completing the Baja 500! Oh, and did we mention he's accomplishing all of this... from a wheelchair?
What it's all about...
Now, this isn't some sappy, clichéd story about overcoming adversity. Jav doesn't know the meaning of adversity. We're not even sure he realizes he's supposed to be "handicapped". This is more about stripping away excuses for not doing what you love and realizing that maybe it's not about overcoming obstacles, but simply ignoring them altogether.
We appreciate you taking the time to check us out!
We have been working on this documentary for over a year, and we feel like we are barely scratching the surface of who Jav is. We have so much more to learn, and the story will not be complete unless we witness him attempt his life dream, completing the Baja 500. For him, this is the holy grail of off-road racing, and Jav has yet to make it across that finish line. You have an opportunity to make that happen, and allow us to film it!
We need your help!
The funding of this campaign is essential to enable us to finance the filming of the Baja 500 and the remainder of the documentary. We are only a three-person crew, and we need additional camera operators, editors, and the essential equipment necessary to capture the single most important racing moment of Jav's life.
Now, $12,500 is just the absolute minimum we would need to complete the film. Anything above that would help us go even further in making this movie EPIC. Sorry, I won't use that word again... but seriously, if we go above and beyond our goal, we will have the flexibility to move into audio mixing, color-correction, animations, music, title graphics, etc. Overall, the production value would increase tremendously. Not to mention, Kyle keeps talking about how awesome a drone-copter would be to be able to get a birds eye view at a fraction of the budget of a helicopter, so lets make that happen, yeah?
Every single dollar helps, and we genuinely appreciate you believing in us.
Risks and challenges
All cards on the table? We do not know how this will end. We don't know that Javier will be able to complete the race... our equipment might be confiscated at the border... who knows? All we know is we are about a third of the way through completion at the moment, and the footage we already have would make an amazing story.
The most realistic challenge we might encounter is that additional funding or time will be needed to complete the film. There is still a good amount of filming that needs to be done. It's possible that could take longer than we expect, but we've never missed a deadline and we've been on-schedule for this production so far.
We honestly don't foresee any reason this film won't be completed, so rest assured, even if it's not the story we thought it was going to be, you will see one hell of a true story captured on film.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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