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Some men become heroes but only men of quiet valor become true legends! Read more

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Some men become heroes but only men of quiet valor become true legends!

About this project

Sultan of Scrape: The Men of Quiet Valor is a Mixture of Documentary Film and Feature Film. It tells the Incredible true story of the men of the Cook County Highway Department in Grand Marais Minnesota and the Heroic Efforts they would undertake to save their community during a Storm of the Century.

Intertwined is the story of one man's Journey through life to be a hero to only in death rise to be a legend. A true tale of what we all strive to be but very few actually become.

Sultan of Scrape is set in the small town of Grand Marais Minnesota and details the life of death John Allen Goble. A blue collar man and father who would lead a crew of men on a journey into what is known as The July 4th 1999 Blowdown. John and his crew would journey up a remote highway into the wilderness to rescue countless others as the storm rages around them. The film Intertwines John's own struggles through life and how his story would change the lives of not just his family but the lives of all the men and women who knew him.

Sultan of Scrape is a modern day telling of a Hero rising in a time of need. A story of a life gone too early but the rise of a legendary figure when a community and needed it most.

Our Writer/Director Joel Adam Goble is originally from Grand Marais Minnesota where the film is set. For the past 6 years he has worked around the country on a number of entertainment platforms such as Feature Film, Television and live events.

The crew of Sultan of Scrape is from around the country and have worked on some of Hollywoods most successful films and television shows. We know will bring a exciting project to you guys and thats why we need your support. Make a pledge and become part of the team.

Risks and challenges

The ultimate risk is not being funded to complete the film. That is the biggest risk to any film looking to be made. We have minimized the risks involved in making the film by doing the following:

-Hiring a crew from around the Country with decades of experience in film and television.
-Hired production managers and accountants that will make sure funds are being spent on the production itself and nothing else.
-Location scouted and locked down all locations and individuals needed for interviews. Pre-planning out all shots for locations makes a smooth production schedule.

The main challenge we face is not being funded. We are set to go and know problems will occur as they do on every production but with what we have planned out all issues have been minimized.

Earlier this year we launched a Kickstarter page to raise money for Sultan of Scrape with a very high goal. We did not reach our goal as we set it high to see what our benchmark would be. We are now raising money through Kickstarter to shoot the Documentary for the film itself and believe our goal is attainable.

The risks are much lower on this launch due to it is a much lower goal for a different aspect of the film which is the documentary. With a higher goal more problems may arise that is why we have set it at $15,000. Join Us and help bring Sultan of Scrape to life.

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    With a pledge of $1 you will receive a thank you on our website and in our credits. The littlest of pledges goes a long way and makes you a vital part of our production and we do thank you.

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    With a $10 pledge you will receive email updates weekly of the production and also pictures and video from the set. A special thank you and a credit will be given on our website and at the end of the film.

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    With a $25 pledge you will receive email updates weekly with pictures and video from the set. You also receive a digital copy of the film before it is released. All past rewards are included.

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    With a $50 dollar pledge you will receive a Sultan of Scrape T-shirt with the Sultan Productions Logo on it. It will show you helped make the film a reality and joined us on this adventure. All past rewards are included.

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    With a $100 pledge you are showing you want to be with us on the long haul. With your support we are giving you not just a Custom T-Shirt but the chance to have a live video chat with cast and crew. All past rewards are included.

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    With a $250 dollar pledge you will receive not just a Custom T-shirt but a Custom Sultan of Scrape Ball Cap. You will also get to have a online video chat with our cast and crew to ask all the questions you want. All past rewards are Included.

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    With a $500 pledge you will be showing your dedication to Sultan of Scrape. You will receive all past rewards but also a custom Sultan of Scrape Jacket with a Producer credit right on the Jacket itself.

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    About $750 USD

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    With a $750 pledge you will receive all past rewards but also you will get a executive producer credit on the film. You will get the T-shirt, Ball Cap, Jacket, and also a DVD/Blu-Ray copy of the final film with a special thank you from the cast and crew.

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