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Six surfers set sail along the frozen shores of Iceland as the worst storm in twenty-five years is about to arrive.
Six surfers set sail along the frozen shores of Iceland as the worst storm in twenty-five years is about to arrive.
4,870 backers pledged $280,558 to help bring this project to life.

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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:

https://tribecafilm.com/filmguide?film_duration=Short&page=6

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!

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    Thank You!

    Thank you for your support! Every little bit helps.

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    Under An Arctic Sky Film

    Early digital download of the film

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    Book + Film

    60 page photography book filled with images and stories from Under an An Arctic Sky + a digital download of the film

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    Limited edition "Under an Arctic Sky" white pocket T

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    T Shirt + Film

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    T Shirt + Book + Film

    Limited edition "Under an Arctic Sky" white pocket T + 60 page photography book filled with images and stories from Under an An Arctic Sky + a digital download of the film

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    Screenprinted Movie Poster + Book + Film

    22x28 Limited Edition "Under an Arctic Sky” movie poster + book + digital download of film

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    Small Print Collection + Book + Film

    10 small photo prints from the trip + 60 page photography book filled with images and stories from Under an An Arctic Sky + a digital download of the film

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    Photographic Print from Film

    Archival Photo Print (16" x 24") from the trip + book + digital download

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    Name in Credits of Film + Film

    Get your name included in the movie credits as supporter + digital download of the film

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    Private Screening w/ Cast at C.B. Studio

    Come join us at our studio in Pismo Beach for a private outdoor screening + dinner with members of the cast, slideshow and a Q & A with Chris. You will also receive Poster / T- shirt / Print / Book / Film (Film Bundle). Travel costs are not included. Date subject to change. Further details to be discussed at the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign.

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    Custom-shaped Black Rose Longboard

    A limited edition signature Under an Arctic Sky longboard shaped by Black Rose Mfg + Poster/ Book/ T-Shirt/ Print/ Film (Film Bundle)

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    6-Day Iceland Photo workshop

    Travel with Chris to Iceland for an exclusive in-depth photo workshop over 6 days. Visit some of the locations where the the film was shot, learn about photographing the northern lights and surfing in the Arctic. We will cover 7 extensive learning modules and end your trip with a portfolio review. All food/ accommodation and travel upon arrival in Iceland are included. Flights to and from Iceland are not included. Dates & Further details to be discussed at the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign + Poster/ Book/ T-Shirt/ Print/ Film (Film Bundle)

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