An Alaskan documentary featuring the legendary Landry twins of THC, Cory Davis, Paul Thacker, Joey Junker, Heath Frisby, & Joe Parsons. Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 30, 2013.
About this project
The Winter Project is a true story documentary about backcountry snowmachining in Alaska. The story will stick to the roots of its origin as it will be as rigid as the backcountry it is being filmed in - featuring world class athletes, world class riding locations, created by a team of award winning filmmakers. Winter Project will not only capture backcountry snowmachining, it will also pay special tribute to the Alaskan filmmakers who influenced the early days of this sport. This portion of the film will be told by featuring the pioneers from High Life Films (Turnagain Hard Core series) and Frontier Films (2 Stroke Cold Smoke series).
The Winter Project will feature X-games medalists, riders featured in Slednecks film series, and the guys of High Life Films / Frontier Films including:
Hybrid Color Films will be taking the drivers seat for this film. Our team includes two Emmy Award winning members; Kyle Aramburo (Director - Post Production - 2013) and Richard Cooper (Best Cinematography - 2008). Here is our 2013 Demo Reel:
Our goal for the film isn't to just tell the story, it is to tell the legend of Alaska backcountry snowmachining. We've seen a large portion of the existing snowmachine films and although they are adventurous and exciting, no one has quite captured the actual people behind the huge jumps, gnarly drops, and x-game medals. So we would like to have a positive influence on snowmachining films, to take a look at the personal lives of these great athletes, and to create a documentary that captivates riders and non-riders alike. Our goals are fueled largely by our tireless passion for snowmachining.
To get funding for a film that could potentially change the way the sport is viewed isn't as easy as it sounds. Unfortunately for us, the athletes, and all the viewers that want to see this film - the snowmobile industry doesn't just write blank checks. So after trying to get momentum funding this film in a more traditional way, we decided to put the fate of our project in the hands of the people that will be interested in viewing it. That is where you come in, nothing says this project should get made more than getting the people who are going to watch it on-board. Now that the project is live and we have Winter Project backers, a couple incredible companies that share our vision have signed on and are now backing us too - those compaines (AMDS, A2D Sledworks, Continental Featherlite, Davis Block, Team CC, Slednecks, and Friends of Chugach National Forrest Avalanche Information Center) and YOU - are giving this project the boost we need to turn this idea into an incredible film!
Our goal is to raise $140,000. We've done a lot of math to make sure we are asking for the right amount. This balancing act is similar to that of blue bird day after a massive storm when we want nothing more than to shred all that new powder, but we have to calculate the avalanche danger and make the educated decision to go or not. In this case the last thing we want to do is make the crowd-funding mistake of asking for too little or asking too much and not reaching our mark. Thus, we are seeking what is required to turn this vision into a reality. The $140,000 will pay for:
- Heli Time ( to include Cineflex + Quad + Film Crew Heli )
- Production ( to include Equipment and Music )
- Expenses ( to include Talent and Travel )
- Operations ( to include Permitting and Accounting )
- Reward Fulfillment
- Payment Fees ( to include Amazon and Kickstarter Fees )
- Top Ramen ( fund for Hybrid Color and Crew )
The really cool part of backing a project on kickstarter - you aren't just giving away money is you'll actually be receiving something! Whether you are after a DVD, t-shirt, or your own backcountry experience - we have something for you. After our project is successfully funded, we will send out a questionnaire to see what size or which poster (see options below) you want on your order.
International Shipping: More Countries! More Continents!
Our reward levels are available to backers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. (But please note that additional charges for international shipping apply - add $10 to any order that requires shipping outside of the US.) We're so happy to have you aboard.
Risks and challenges
To successfully complete this film we will have several challenges & risks to overcome. The first and foremost is funding it - which is where you come in! After this project is funded we will have the unpredictable weather factor. Luckily for us we have been mitigating this factor for years and we will leverage technology and our gear to battle this one. Another major risk will be avalanches and the normal everyday backcountry hazards. We will be working closely with our friends at Chugach National Forrest Avalanche Information Center, the training we have received, and our gear to mitigate a very large portion of this risk. Putting all of these pieces together (including your support) is the only way we can successfully complete this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
In a scenario where we don't reach our goal of $140,000, no one is charged and unfortunately the film doesn't get made. This is a worst case scenario and this is why we need everyone to team up with us and support this documentary.
We are pleasantly overwhelmed by the amount of emails we have coming in offering to carry equipment, shovel jumps, and come show their skills. Huge thank you for the interest in our project. The answer to this question is we aren't even thinking outside of the kickstarter at this point. We are putting 110% of our effort into getting this thing successfully funded. That being said we ask that if you have the same passion for this sport as us – please share our project on your social media accounts. The majority of the people visiting our kickstarter came from social media – so that would be a huge contribution to our project!
Now that KICKSTARTER is on the scene it's really awesome because we can reach out to you our fans and the fans of snowmobiling/snowmachining to see if this is a viable project that you all want to see. We can make a movie together!
Pledge $5 or more
THANK YOU PACKAGE: Official WINTER PROJECT updates and our eternal gratitude. Basically this is the digital equivalent of buying us a brew - we greatly appreciate it - cheers!Estimated delivery:
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DIGITAL COPY PACKAGE: An official DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of WINTER PROJECT and a thank you on our website.Estimated delivery:
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DVD PACKAGE: An official DVD of WINTER PROJECT and you will receive the updates, the digital download, and a thank you on the project website. (See project description for international shipping list)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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POSTER PACKAGE: A special edition WINTER PROJECT POSTER exclusively available to kickstarter backers and you will receive everything from the $35 reward level. (See project description for international shipping list)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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T-SHIRT PACKAGE: A special edition WINTER PROJECT T-SHIRT exclusively available to kickstarter backers and you will receive everything from the $35 reward level. (See project description for international shipping list)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $70 or more
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EARLY BIRD HD PACKAGE: An official BLURAY of WINTER PROJECT, our special edition t-shirt, updates, and a thank you on the project website. (See project description for international shipping list)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $80 or more
HD PACKAGE: An official BLURAY of WINTER PROJECT, our special edition t-shirt, updates, and a thank you on the project website. (See project description for international shipping list)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
BACKER CREDITS RESPECT PACKAGE: A thank you including your name in the credits at the end of the film for the world to see and everything included in the T-SHIRT PACKAGE. (See project description for international shipping list)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $250 or more
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AUTOGRAPHED PACKAGE: This package includes an autographed DVD and POSTER by an X-games medalist. In addition to that we will be sending you the kickstarter edition TSHIRT. You will also receive a special thanks in the credits! (See project description for international shipping list)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
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SHOUT-OUT PACKAGE: This package includes a personalized video message from an X-games medalist and our award winning director. You also receive everything included in the AUTOGRAPHED PACKAGE. You will also receive a special thanks in the credits! (See project description for international shipping list)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
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WRAP PACKAGE: This package includes a special edition WINTER PROJECT snowmachine wrap so everyone on the trails and in the mountains know you backed our project. This package also includes everything from the $500 package. Wrap will be delivered on or before Jan 2014 (Wrap installation not included - FREE SHIPPING!)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $2,500 or more
3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)
VIP DINNER / WORLD PREMIERE: This package includes VIP dinner (for two) with an Emmy Award winning team member, the executive producer, and key cast including Cory Davis, Paul Thacker, and others. In addition to the dinner, it includes (2) VIP tickets to the world premiere of WINTER PROJECT that will be held in Anchorage, Alaska. (Airfare and lodging not included)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
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SILVER SPONSOR PACKAGE: Your companies logo placed several places throughout our WINTER PROJECT campaign including: closing credits slate for trailer and film, film poster, on production vehicle wrap (vinyl graphics), and on our partners website. Everything from the HD PACKAGE is also included.Estimated delivery:
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BE IN THE FILM / PRODUCER PACKAGE: You will get to be in our film - it might be riding a sled, it might be in a bar, but nonetheless you will make the final edit. This includes a trip into the Alaska Backcountry with at least one crew member and one of the riders featured in the film! If you do not have a sled we can provide one for you. You will also get a producer credit in association with Hybrid Color Films! On top of that, everything from the HD PACKAGE is also included. (Travel / lodging not included)Estimated delivery:
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GOLD SPONSOR PACKAGE: Your companies product placed in our film AND your logo placed several places throughout our WINTER PROJECT campaign including: closing credits slate for trailer and film, film poster, on production vehicle wrap (graphic on vinyl wrap), on production snowmachines, and on our partners website. Everything from the HD PACKAGE and (2) VIP tickets to the world premiere of WINTER PROJECT that will be held in Anchorage, Alaska is also included. (Travel / lodging not included)Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)