About this project
That's right-- YOU TOO, CAN BE A PRODUCER.
WHAT IS THE DESERT RUNNERS MOVIE ABOUT?
In 2010, Director Jennifer Steinman and Cinematographer Sevan Matossian were granted unprecendented access to RacingThePlanet's 4 Desert Ultramarathon Series - a series of brutal 155-mile footraces through some of the most unforgiving terrain in the world. Desert Runners is a documentary film that will tell the inspiring stories of a group of courageous competitors from all over the world-- ordinary people who are NOT professional athletes-- who chose, for a variety of personal reasons, to take on this extreme and crazy challenge. The footage, shot on location in Chile, China, Egypt and Antarctica, is quite simply, stunning. And although it will be an exciting, entertaining, dramatic sports movie at heart, what really will make Desert Runners unique will be its deeper inquiry into the competitor’s psyche, and how there are lessons for us all to be revealed within the context of extreme endurance sports. Why do people run? Why do some people attempt to do things that others perceive as impossible? Why do some of us succeed and others fail? Through intimate conversations with this unique, international cast of characters, the film will pose these and other universal questions and in doing so, tell an important story about what it intrinsically means to be human.
WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE ON KICKSTARTER?
FROM OCTOBER 8 - NOVEMBER 8 ONLY, we're launching this Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign to finish the movie. Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world, and a unique opportunity for fans to get involved in the creation of artistic projects they believe in. Our Desert Runners Movie Campaign will take place over 30 days with a goal of raising $25,000 (US). **VERY IMPORTANT** We MUST reach our minimum goal of $25,000 (US) in order for Kickstarter to fund the project. If we don't raise a minimum of $25K (US) by November 8, we don't receive ANYTHING. If we go over our goal, great-- we can raise more, but not less. So we really need your help in making this campaign successful!
HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE USED?
Currently the film is approximately 4-6 months away from being completely finished. We need funding to pay for the last few months of editing, music rights, sound mixing, and graphics/animation. Our total fundraising goal to make it all the way to the finish line is $75K, and our hope is to jumpstart the fundraising process on Kickstarter by involving as many of YOU as possible-- our dear and loyal fans!
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
Every person who contibutes $5 or more to our Kickstarter Campaign will receive a credit in our "Circle of Producers," and every person who contributes $50 or more will receive a custom Desert Runners "I MADE THE MOVIE" T-Shirt! There are many other AMAZING awards for different levels of contribution, including custom running jackets, film festival tickets, VIP party passes, private screenings and more... but most importantly, you will have our deepest, unwaivering gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that this movie never would have been completed without YOU!
HOW CAN I PRE-ORDER THE DVD?
By contributing at least $25, you will automatically be one of the first to receive THE DIRECTOR'S EDITION DESERT RUNNERS MOVIE DVD as soon as it's available in 2012.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
- Please contribute at whatever level feels comfortable ($5 on up), and know that we will forever love you for it!
- Please SHARE this Kickstarter link with your family, friends, co-workers, clients, email lists... post about it, tweet about it, blog about it, text about it, tattoo your arm with our website address... basically, SPREAD THE WORD BY ANY AND ALL MEANS NECESSARY.
- Join our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and tell all your friends!
- Email us with your ideas, suggestions, input, feedback, inspiration... we'd LOVE to hear from you!
- Did we mention... TELL YOUR FRIENDS???
We also have SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES available for businesses and corporations, with a variety of amazing benefits-- if your company or a company you know might be interested, please contact us: email@example.com
Again-- we THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your continued support! Passion projects like this would never be possible without the contributions of amazing, loyal fans like YOU!!!
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