Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 12, 2012.

Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

40 years ago, a film came out that created an image of man so terrifying, it forever left a mark on a small town in North Georgia.

Listen to us on American Public Media's The Marketplace!

Check out our official website!

Listen to us on KCRW's The Business! Our segment starts at 22:55

Here's the behind-the-scenes video of our visit to KCRW

Check out our teaser trailer!

Like our facebook page!

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

WE HAVE JUST OVER AN HOUR TO GO!

And one more video for you, please consider donating to get us to our goal and to help Billy:

5 prints of the Chattooga River by Rabun County resident and Photographer Peter McIntosh.

Check out a short video of his work; we first discovered Peter when he presented at the Timpson Creek Gallery during the Chattooga River Festival at an event called 'Deliverance, Redemption, Salvation.'

Please view the selected photographs below.

Bull Pen Autumn 3
Bull Pen Autumn 3
Chattooga Morning - The West Fork of the Chattooga River
Chattooga Morning - The West Fork of the Chattooga River
Chattooga Narrows
Chattooga Narrows
Dick's Creek Ledge - The Chattooga
Dick's Creek Ledge - The Chattooga
Chattooga River Reflection
Chattooga River Reflection

Also...

Limited edition glass bowls inspired by the Chattooga River, created by Director, Kevin Walker's Mom Bobbi Walker. See her make them and please help us by donating to get one!

Glass fused Chattooga River Bowls - limited edition of 10
Glass fused Chattooga River Bowls - limited edition of 10

Bobbi Walker, who has worked with glass for the last seven years. She uses 2 pieces of glass, fusing them together to create a layered image. Each one is numbered, signed and inscribed with the title of our film.

There are more great incentives recently added!

We really need your help in order to capture the area, the people of Rabun County and the river (Kevin, the director, hopes to fly an aericam carrying a high def camera over the Chattooga river!) 

Your donations will also enable us to get a rough edit completed before our follow up trip to GA this fall, as well as conduct interviews with the rest of the Deliverance cast here in Los Angeles. Thank you so much for checking out our campaign! We really appreciate anyway you can help spread the word.

- Cory Welles (Producer)

Kevin Walker, Jon Silva (our DP) and me
Kevin Walker, Jon Silva (our DP) and me

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT:

             As a medium, film has a staggering amount of power; it has the ability to shape our dreams, mold our perceptions and instill fear in everyday people like few other forms of entertainment.  The best films, and in particular the best horror films, amplify our natural emotions and are able to leave a lasting impact on our perceptions and emotions.  Deliverance is a horror film in the truest sense.

             What’s so powerful about the film is how grounded it seems.  It’s not about ghosts or the devil or a man in a leather mask chasing after you with a chainsaw.  It’s about the worst elements  of human society.  This film could happen to you.

           By creating such a vivid portrait of the worst case scenario to ever hit a group of men rafting through the backwoods, they also created a stereotype that would enter pop culture forever.  The film has been laughed at, feared, referenced, parodied and by showing the basest elements of humanity, created a lasting impact on how many audience members perceive country living.

Andy Hinton from Southeastern Expeditions takes us down the Chattooga. (Notice the camera on Kevin's head; the rest of our gear was in that gray box at the front of the raft!)
Andy Hinton from Southeastern Expeditions takes us down the Chattooga. (Notice the camera on Kevin's head; the rest of our gear was in that gray box at the front of the raft!)

        When we heard there was going to be a festival in Rabun County, where the film was originally shot, we immediately thought what a great documentary it would make.  In the vein of Picture This, which reunites the cast and crew of The Last Picture Show with the city of Archer, Texas, it could follow the film’s effect on residents of Rabun County and their perceptions on how the film has affected their area.  Little did we know how much the film had changed Rabun County.

             Not only has the film had both a positive and negative effect on the perceptions of the citizens of Rabun County, it has had a tremendous impact on the conservation of the Chattooga River.  We felt the documentary could tell both stories; those of the people who were affected by the negative portrayal of living in a rural area and the efforts that were taken after the film was released to protect the natural scenic beauty that made Lewis, Ed, Bobby and Drew go on their fateful trip down the Cahulawassee River...

        We want to capture the true essence of Rabun County.

- Kevin Walker (Director)

Kevin shoots the Tiger Drive-in thru a corn field the night they screened Deliverance.
Kevin shoots the Tiger Drive-in thru a corn field the night they screened Deliverance.
Billy Redden, Rabun County Native and "Banjo Boy" from Deliverance (you couldn't meet a nicer guy!)
Billy Redden, Rabun County Native and "Banjo Boy" from Deliverance (you couldn't meet a nicer guy!)

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
82
Backers
$10,087
pledged of $10,000 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $1 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    We appreciate it. Really! Sometimes you just can't afford more than a buck and a smile. For that we say thank you for spending it here. For $1 or more we will list your name in the special thanks on our web site. Thank you.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $5 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    A special thanks on the DVD and Blu-ray version of the final film. Your name in perpetuity for all to see, thank you.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    We are off to Rabun County at the end of August and for a $10 donation we will mail you a special postcard from GA, signed with a message from the production crew. Everyone loves getting mail and now you can have something unique and personalized from this amazing place. A special thanks on our web site and on the DVD/Blu-ray included.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $15 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    Stick it. We are designing a sticker inspired by a patch on Burt Reynolds' Jacket in the film (visible the first night they camp out by the river.) It says "Survival." Which is what it feels like you're fighting for when you drive down any Los Angeles freeway at 5pm. Sport it on your vehicle or your neighbor's. Postcard from Rabun County, web site and DVD/Blu-ray special thanks included.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $20 or more
    You selected

    8 backers

    Hang it. For a $20 donation, you will get a special Deliverance of Rabun County poster for your wall to showcase your support of this film. The postcard from Rabun County, "Survival" sticker and web site and DVD/Blu-ray special thanks included.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    8 backers

    Sport it. We are designing a patch inspired by the one on Burt Reynolds' Jacket (visible the first night they camp out by the river.) It says "Survival." Maybe Drew should have worn one of these before they took off down the river. The patch will be ready to sew or iron on. For this $25 donation you also get the sticker, the postcard from Rabun County and special thanks on the web site and DVD/Blu-ray. And our gratitude!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $30 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    See it. For a $30 donation you will get a downloadable copy of the finished film, the "Survival" sticker and a special thanks on our web site and the DVD/Blu-ray. Thank you for helping us make it happen.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $30 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    "John has gone canoeing...I'll let him know you called" for a $30 donation, Billy Redden, 'The Banjo Boy' will record a personal greeting you can use for your outgoing voice mail message, with appropriate Banjo music playing in the background OR he will send you a personalized, signed postcard (with a photograph of him on one side) mailed from Clayton, GA. Your choice; both authentic Rabun County and both will help us reach our goal. Thanks!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $35 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    For $35 you will get the digital download of the film, the "Survival" sticker and the patch, a postcard mailed from Rabun County and a special thanks on the web and the DVD/Blu-ray.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $40 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    For $40 you will get a DVD of the finished film, the digital download, the "Survival" sticker and patch, a postcard mailed from Rabun County and a special thanks on the web and the DVD/Blu-ray.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $45 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    For $45 you will get the DVD version of the film, the digital download, the "Survival" sticker, the poster, a postcard from Rabun County and a special thanks on our web site and on the DVD/Blu-ray.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    8 backers

    For $50 you will get the Blu-ray version of the film, the digital download, the "Survival" sticker and patch, a postcard from Rabun County and a special thanks on our web site and on the DVD/Blu-ray.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $55 or more
    You selected

    5 backers

    For $55 you get a special Deliverance of Rabun County T-shirt, a Survival sticker and patch, a postcard mailed from Rabun County, a downloadable copy of the film and special thanks on the web and DVD/Blu-ray. We will make a cute and slimming women's version of this shirt in addition to a regular men's version.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $65 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    "Reactions to Deliverance!" We are going to make a mini doc/short to be released on our web site that touches on people's perceptions of Deliverance and for $65 we will film you AND you could make it into the final version of the film! We will be shooting within the greater Los Angeles area and within 50 miles of Clayton, GA. If you can get to either of those areas, we want you! Digital download, postcard from Rabun County and special thanks on web and DVD/Blu-Ray included.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    6 backers Limited (4 left of 10)

    For a donation of $75 you get a gorgeous, limited edition, glass fused bowl, created by Kevin's Mom, Bobbi Walker, who has worked with glass for the last seven years - each one is signed, numbered and inscribed with the title of our film. Bobbi was inspired by the waves of the Chattooga when she designed this swirling and sparkling blue piece; you can see a photo and watch a video of her making them on our main page for the campaign. Thanks!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $85 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Raft the Chattooga's section III with Southeastern Expeditions. We interviewed Andy Hinton, the River Operations Manager (among others) for our film. SEE is one of only 3 companies that are allowed to take paddlers on this Wild and Scenic river and they know all the best spots. For a donation of $85, you will learn how to paddle on section III, eat lunch on the banks of the breathtaking Chattooga and raft the infamous Bull Sluice rapid. This trip is perfect for families as well as experienced paddlers. Must be 10 years or older and not care if you get wet. Details: One person 10 or older, good Sunday thru Friday, must use by November 2013.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $99 or more
    You selected

    2 backers All gone!

    Southeastern Expeditions, located in Rabun County, GA began operations in 1971 with the rafts they used in the filming of the movie Deliverance. (They have since upgraded ;) For a donation of $99, this premiere company will take you down Section IV, teach you how to paddle, feed you lunch and show you where scenes from the movie were shot. You will be faced with five, back-to-back Class IV-V rapids with names like Jawbone and Sock 'em Dog and Five Falls. This trip is built for adventurers and thrill seekers. Details: One person 13 or older, good Sunday thru Friday, must use by November 1, 2013. SEE has taken our crew down the river twice now and we can't wait to go back!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    12 backers

    For a $100 donation you will get your choice of a Blu-ray or DVD of the film, the digital download, the T-shirt, the "Survival" patch and sticker, the poster, a postcard mailed from Rabun County and a special thanks on the web site and on the DVD and Blu-ray.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $225 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    Chattooga Narrows and Dick's Creek Ledge are just a few of the places represented in the 5 photos Peter McIntosh has selected for our campaign. All prints are photographed on the Chattooga, printed on 13 x 19, beautiful Luster paper and matted for a donation of $225. A video of his work and all 5 prints are shown on the left.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    For this generous donation you will become part of the Deliverance of Rabun County Production Team, this is an Associate Producer credit to be listed on the web site and all versions of the film. We will send you a special shirt with your title and you will have access to online rough cuts and be included in monthly updates. You will also get 2 invites to a private screening in either Los Angeles or Rabun County, your choice (travel and lodging not included.) Other perks will be added but you will also get everything else listed as incentives thus far (sticker, patch, download, regular t-shirt, poster and a chance to be in the film.) Thank you so much.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $2,500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    For this generous donation you will become part of the Deliverance of Rabun County Production Crew, this is an Executive Producer credit to be listed on the web site and all versions of the film. We will send you a special shirt with your title and you will have access to online rough cuts and be included in monthly updates. We will meet with you in person before the end of 2012 (in Los Angeles or within 50 miles of Clayton, GA) to show you materials, footage, edits, shoot schedules and production notes. You will also get 2 invites to a private screening in Los Angeles and Rabun County (travel and lodging not included) as well as everything else listed as an incentive thus far. Other perks will be added. Thank you for your generosity and support.

    Estimated delivery:
Funding period

- (33 days)