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About this project

Every Board Has A Story is a multifaceted feature length documentary about the evolution of surf boards and the current efforts to produce environmentally friendly boards. The projects mission is to honor the past while creating an opportunity, an inspiration, and a call to action for environmentally conscious alternatives.

Thread 1: The film follows the 1st Annual Green Surf Board Challenge as board designers race to develop their innovative boards in time for the international trials held at one of the world’s choice surf locations. The project will document five notable participants’ setbacks and triumphs as they risk their reputations on their visions of the future of surfing.

Thread 2: The documentary explores the history and evolution of surfboard design from the original hand-made Hawaiian wooden boards to the manufacturing of modern synthetic boards. Segments include interviews with master board shapers asking them about their craft and ideas for the future.

Thread 3: Interview surf icons about the glory (and the contradictions) of their boards of choice, their assessments of green boards, and would going green take the joy out of surfing?

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Every Contribution Helps! ::  Mahalo for your support

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Project Timeline

Phase I: Kickstarter Funding. $12,950 for Pre-production.

1.    Write Treatment/Script
2.    Produce the 5 Minute Teaser
3.    Initiate Pre-Production - Develop Production Plan
4.    Initiate Green Surf Board Expression Sessions (The Competition)

Phase II: Secure Principal Production Funding and Sponsor

Phase III: Production. Begin Principle Photography Spring 2012 leading up to the contest. The Green Surf Board Contest is being schedule for the fall/winter swells of 2012.

Phase IV: Post Production. Final Edit - December 2012. Marketing Materials, Promotion, and Distribution.

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Where does the money go, you ask?

Phase I

  • Develop production plan and pitch materials in order to attach sponsors, professional surfers, and 5 ground-breaking shapers.
  • Write Treatment/Script - researched and written by David Whitney
  • Produce the 5 Minute Teaser- shot and edited by Andrew Rice
  • Kickstart the Green Surf Board Expression Sessions Challenge - coordinated by Ken “Woozer” Goring

Their mission is to develop the materials necessary to acquire complete funding for the documentary from sponsors, like QuickSilver, Billabong, Dakine, and other big surfing companies.  We will also be approaching green organizations and private investors.

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Kickstarter Newbies:

Here are the most common questions for those of you that are not familiar with how kickstarter works.

How does Kickstarter work? People pledge any amount and choose a reward. At the end of our 60 day Kickstarter Campaign, if the combined total of all pledges for our project meets or exceeds our $12,950 goal, then the credit cards of those who pledge are charged and we receive the funds for our project. If we do not meet our goal within 60 days your card is not charged, money is not withdrawn from your account and no rewards are provided. If we exceed our goal then the extra funds will be used for the project. Aside from a 5% Kickstarter fee and a 3-5% Amazon credit card processing fee, all funds raised will be used directly in the pre-production of the film.

If I make a pledge, when is my card charged?
If the project you’re backing is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline. If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged. That's why we call them pledges.

If funding does not succeed do backers pay anything?
Nothing. If funding fails, all pledges are canceled and that's that.
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How you can help

If you or someone you know is involved in the next generation of surfboard design, and is a candidate for the Green Surf Board Expression Sessions Challenge please contact Andrew at andrew@kenaiproductions.com.

Make a pledge on their Kickstarter Campaign with the "Back This Project" button up there on the right. THANK YOU!

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Keeping Track of the Project

We will be updating our blog with the progress we're making during our Kickstarter Campaign and beyond. You can follow us as we prepare for interviews, talk about how to approach different segments of the film, and get a glimpse of production and post-production as it is happening behind the scenes.

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