Under An Arctic Sky is a film project documenting a journey to the most remote corners of Iceland in the middle of winter in search of perfect surf.
In this 40 minute film, six surfers set sail along the frozen shores of Iceland as the worst storm in twenty-five years is about to arrive. The storm blows through, shuts down the country, and turns the search for waves into a life-threatening prospect.
Despite constant darkness and stormy seas, the group continues the hunt for perfect waves and attempts to make history by surfing under the northern lights.
After reaching our initial goal of $150K, we created these stretch goal bonuses as a 'thank you' for your continued support. Every time a stretch goal is "reached" backers will get extra stuff for no additional cost (scroll down to see a complete list of backer rewards and information about the film tour).
Plainly put, Kickstarter is the fastest, most-effective way we could think of to get this film into your hands. But your pledge is more than just a pre-order of the film. By supporting this Kickstarter, you'll get the film first and help us to finish post-production as well accomplish a worldwide film tour.
Our goal is to visit and share this project with as many cities as we can. We've already spent a lot of out-of-pocket money making the film. But the $150K goal is important, because it will cover the costs associated with distributing this film to a global audience. We want to come to your cities in person, share the film and photographs with you and answer any questions you might have about the filmmaking process. Our goal is that you will leave inspired to get out and seek these experiences for yourself.
Stay tuned for the dates and showtimes of our global film tour. Under an Arctic Sky is also an official selection into the Tribeca Film Festival (2017). Tickets for Tribeca go on sale March 28th at 11 am EST. For TFF premier showtimes and other information, click the following link:
We don't want you to feel like you're giving us money and not getting value in return. We're keeping the reward levels simple and few. We hope you value the rewards like you would any other purchase. Also, all backers above $15 get to come to a designated premier of their choice.
Risks and challenges
Cold weather, hypothermia, floating ice chunks, flat light, delayed flights, broken boards, broken bones, death, bad surf, viking attacks, and drone malfunctions.
But seriously, THIS FILM WILL BE COMPLETED NO MATTER WHAT!
Our major challenge will be getting out on the road and bringing this film to as many cities as possible. We're fully capable of executing this tour, but it won't mean much without your collaboration. Let us know in the comments which cities you want us to consider stopping in. And if you feel like there's no chance we'll come to your small, podunk town reach out to us and we will do our best to make it happen!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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