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$15,136
pledged of $31,000pledged of $31,000 goal
52
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, February 24 2015 4:50 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hey Friends!

I am starting this Kickstarter to fund a documentary about my company, Buena Onda. Buena Onda is a lifestyle brand that uses social enterprise to bring love, community ties, and empowerment to the Wayuu People of Colombia.  Now I know what you're thinking... What does Buena Onda mean?  Buena Onda is an emotional saying that means "Good Vibe," it describes the essence of something being good and on a positive wavelength.  It also is the perfect name for the company because it explains what we are all about.  Not only do we want to bring a Buena Onda to the world, but we would love to have you join this Buena Onda!

The goal for this Kickstarter is to capture our business practices, the process of making our products, the struggles we face, and of course the culture and daily life of the Wayuu. In this day and age, we are obsessed with entrepreneurs and their ideas, yet many time we miss the details of how and where products are made, what materials are used, and why it is important to support companies with good ethics.

The point of this documentary is to show that a company can be successful without only being concerned with the bottom line.  You will see how I came to know the Wayuu, why I created Buena Onda, and what the hope is for the company. You will also meet my Wayuu friends and come to understand their culture and way of life. You will discover what they think of Buena Onda and how it will benefit their corner of the world. We will show you that social enterprises are essential to supporting different groups of people around the world.  

With the $31,000 we raise, we will be able to do the following:

1. Capture the journey of Buena Onda and the life and culture of the Wayuu.

2. Pay for the amazing rewards we are giving out, which will fuel the Wayuu economy.  

3. Pay for our crew to travel and work on the documentary. 

4. Pay for the distribution of rewards and content.

5. Grow the Buena Onda brand and it's mission, while supporting the Wayuu.

Below you will see samples of our handmade products.  Remember that everything is one of a kind and not replicated, so everyone who donates will receive a truly unique reward.  Thank you for your time and support!  Buena Onda!

Risks and challenges

There are many problems that we will face when filming this documentary. First and foremost, traveling to Colombia from the United States is never easy or simple, especially with a crew of people. However, I have traveled to over 45 countries and have managed crews in the past. I can quickly adjust and lead people into the unknown. The most important thing is to be flexible and roll with the punches.

Another major concern is the problems we may have with our equipment. However, we will be bringing extra cameras, batteries, and audio equipment. Every trip to Colombia I have filmed and captured amazing footage. In the past, I have run out of batteries and have had problems with my equipment. This time around I will be more prepared.

Weather and terrain is always an obstacle. However, we will be renting a 4x4 SUV so we can visit all the rancherias without any problems.

Finally, I know the logistics of shipping out the rewards will be an issue. I have put together a logistical plan to deal with large and small shipments.

I know many other problems may arise along the way, but I am confident that I am well equipped to face any new challenge.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A "Thank You" shout out on the Buena Onda Facbook Page! www.facebook.com/TheBuenaOnda

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    Receive an assortment of Buena Onda stickers.

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    Handwoven clutches that have a special Buena Onda logo that will show your support for the project.

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    Receive 5 Small Buena Onda Bracelets handwoven by the Wayuu People. Each bracelet will have a special trinket made especially for the Buena Onda film showing your support.

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    Buena Onda Logo T-Shirt specially made for the Buena Onda film. Now you can show all your friends you supported the Buena Onda film.

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    Headband / Cover up Wrap. These beautiful 100% cotton wraps are perfect to use as a beach cover up, headband, scarf, belt, or sarong. Each wrap will have a tag that shows your support for the Buena Onda film.

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    Receive 3 Large Buena Onda Bracelets handwoven by the Wayuu People. Each bracelet will have a special trinket made especially for the Buena Onda film showing your support.

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    Buena Onda Stocking Cap that has the special Buena Onda film logo. Now you have something to keep your head warm and to tell all your friends that you supported the film.

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    A handwoven Guitar Strap made by the Wayuu men. This guitar strap will tie on as there are no clips. 100% Cotton.

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    The Buena Onda Trucker Hat. These hats will have the Buena Onda film logo so you can support the film in the upcoming months! Their will also be a special label explaining the movie and process we went through to create it.

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    Multi-colored mini mochilas are handmade by the Wayuu People of Colombia. Each mini takes about 4 days to complete and has it's own unique design. These minis are also single stitched which is the traditional Wayuu way of making a mochila. Each mochila has a special Buena Onda film patch to show that you supported the film.

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    Buena Onda T-Shirt with Handwoven Pocket. These amazing shirts are the first of their kind from the Wayuu. The special one of kind pockets are handwoven using the traditional weaving process and then sewed onto a high quality t-shirt. In the neckline you will see the Buena Onda film logo explaining our story and the process it took to make these unique shirts. All shirts are being specially produced for the film, so don't miss out!

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    A handwoven Dog Collar with a matching Buena Onda bracelet.

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    100% cotton Wayuu Dress. These beautifully crotched dresses are not only unique in color and design, but they stretch to fit any body type. Each dress will have a special tag that shows that they were made especially for this film.

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    100% Cotton Long Black Dress. One size fits all. Each dress will have a special tag that shows they were made specially for the Buena Onda film.

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    100% Cotton Long White Dress. One size fits all. Each dress will have a special tag that shows they were made specially for the Buena Onda film.

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    Solid color mochila handmade by the Wayuu People of Colombia. These beautiful double-stitched mochilas can take up to 10 days to produce. The bottom of the mochila is solid colored, however the straps have beautiful designs. Each mochila has a special Buena Onda film patch to show that you supported the film.

    Approximate Dimensions:
    Height - 11 1/2 in.
    Diameter - 9 in.
    Strap - 42 in. (21 in. drop length)

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    Large Multi-Colored mochila handmade by the Wayuu People of Colombia. These beautiful double-stitched mochilas can take up to 15 days to produce. There are no looms involved in the process and each design tells a specific story. Each mochila will have a special patch that says it was made specially for the Buena Onda film.

    Approximate Dimensions:
    Height - 11 1/2 in.
    Diameter - 9 in.
    Strap - 42 in. (21 in. drop length)

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    A single threaded Wayuu Mochila with the Buena Onda film logo. These traditional weaved mochilas take about 30 days to produce. They are 100% Cotton and extremely durable.

    Approximate Dimensions:
    Height - 11 1/2 in.
    Diameter - 9 in.
    Strap - 42 in. (21 in. drop length)

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    Pledge $115 or more About $115

    Receive 4 beautiful mini mochilas.

    Approximate Dimensions:
    Diameter - 6 in.
    Height - 6 in.
    Strap - 16 in. (Strap Drop 21 in.)

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    A Single Threaded Buena Onda Backpack that takes over 45 days to weave. These amazing backpacks are 100% cotton and extremely durable. They will also have the Buena Onda film logo to tell people you supported the film.

    Approximate Dimensions:
    Height: 14 1/2 in.
    Width: 9 in.

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    Buena Onda Rep Package:
    1. T-Shirt
    2. Double Threaded Multi-Color Mochila
    3. 3 Bracelets
    4. Wayuu Multi-Color Dress

    All products will be labeled with the Buena Onda film logo to show that they were made specifically for this film.

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    A single threaded Wayuu Mochila personalized with your name on it. Now you can have a one of a kind mochila with your name on it!

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    Buena Onda Style Package:
    1. Single Thread Backpack
    2. Buena Onda Trucker Hat
    3. Buena Onda Handwoven Pocketed T-Shirt
    4. Buena Onda Stocking Cap

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    The Super Supporter will receive 10 Double Threaded Multi-Colored Wayuu Mochilas each with a unique and one of a kind pattern. Also, each bag will have a special Buena Onda film patch showing your friends that you supported the film.

    Approximate Dimensions:
    Height - 11 1/2 in.
    Diameter - 9 in.
    Strap - 42 in. (21 in. drop length)

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    Top of the Line - You will receive 10 single threaded mochilas each with a unique and one of a kind pattern. Each mochila will also have a special Buena Onda film patch to explain that these mochilas were specially made for this film. You will also be given a special shout out on our Facebook Fan Page!

    Approximate Dimensions:
    Height - 11 1/2 in.
    Diameter - 9 in.
    Strap - 42 in. (21 in. drop length)

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    Are you a singer / songwriter or do you have a band? Buena Onda would love you to submit your song to us to play in the background of our documentary. This is a perfect opportunity to share you music and also support our film.

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    Come and be a Buena Onda representative at a music festival this summer. Buena Onda showcases at many of the summer festivals including Bonnaroo and Hangout Festival just to name a few. You must pay for your own travel and lodging for the festival as well.

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    Become a Buena Onda Model of the Month! We will come to you and shoot you in our products. These photos will be used on our website, Instagram, and Facebook. You will also be given:
    1. 3 Buena Onda Bracelets
    2. 2 Buena Onda Wraps
    3. 1 Trucker Hat
    4. 1 Buena Onda Logo T-Shirt
    3. 1 Buena Onda Dress
    4. 1 Solid Color Mochila
    5. 1 Single Thread Patterned Mochila

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    Become an executive producer on the Buena Onda Film. We will give you credit for the film and also have a write up about you on our site.

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    Join the Buena Onda on our Wayuu adventure and become an executive producer on our film.

    A week long adventure in Colombia. All you need to pay for is your flight.

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Funding period

- (26 days)