Welcome to the Kickstarter for our new film "The Outrider". Our dream is to make a comedy series populated with a whole universe of characters from the surfing psyche. It will be surfing's answer to "The Office" or "Spinal Tap". A series just for surfers.
So we are here to ask you to back Episode 1... "The Outrider". Here's a little bit about the project.
In 1979, North Shore shaper, Mike Strident shaped the most radical board ever ridden - "The Outrider". Strident's single fin design changed the game and took him to the very pinnacle of professional wave riding. But then "The Thruster".
Made irrelevant over night by the three-fin movement, Strident's genius is forgotten.
But 40 years later, snake-hipped Californian free surfer, Tommy Tonata discovers the last remaining "Outrider" and tries to revive the design. Strident is forced back into the surfing limelight - there are talk show meltdowns, Baja acid trips, grand theft auto, Karate fights in the shaping bay and some shit hot single-fin surfing action.
Jeremy and I have been writing this story for the past 8 months and we have never been more excited to make a movie. We just need you!
Our films have been screened in over 30 surf film festivals around the world - from sold out cinemas in capital cities to fishing hut screenings in Iceland.
We have had the privilege of watching surfers from all over the world laugh their heads off at our films and some nice people said things like this...
"They've stolen our hearts" - Surfer Magazine
"Funniest surf film ever made" - Beach Grit
"A masterpiece" - Nordic Surfer Magazine
We know surfers are hungry for films like ours but we need help to make them. That's where you come in.
Every penny will go towards the production from hiring the best film and sound equipment; flights, food and shelter for our crew; props and costumes; music and archive footage licensing; post production. Check out the cast and crew in the comments section.
Our funding goal is the minimum we need to make "The Outrider" - we are going for cinematic beauty and HBO levels of entertainment. If we earn more we will invest more - we want this film to be a spring board towards a dedicated comedy series just for surfers like you. Take a look at the rewards below - they are all exclusive to Kickstarter. Thanks for helping make our film!
Rob and Jeremy
Let's talk rewards - you've got to get something back! "The Outrider" will be touring the surf film festival circuit for a year before it is released - this is your chance to see it first along with some Kickstarter only rewards.
Risks and challenges
Shooting dates are booked and actors and crew locked in. We are shooting in Carlsbad, California and have a local fixer/producer on the ground to help us organise logistics. The only thing that can cause delays to the production will be acts of God - as they say in USA.
The film will launch at the London Surf Film Fest in September which gives us three months to complete post production.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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