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A surfing comedy from the guys that brought you the award winning "Freezing", "#Vanlife" and "The Shaper".
A surfing comedy from the guys that brought you the award winning "Freezing", "#Vanlife" and "The Shaper".
195 backers pledged £10,300 to help bring this project to life.

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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!

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 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.

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    Thank you!

    You will have our eternal thanks and your name will be digitally carved into the Two Eyes "Legends" wall at twoeyesfilm.com.

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    "The Outrider" Film - Digital Download

    An early digital download of the film - this will be the only way to see the film outside of festival screenings until November 2018.

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    "The Outrider" Film - Extended Edition

    An early digital download of the film + behind the scenes footage and outtakes + mini documentary "The Last Outrider" - shot on location telling the true story behind this iconic board + digital copy of the script with director's and actors notes. Kickstarter is the ONLY way to see this ever, ever, ever.

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    Limited Edition Film Poster + Film

    A limited edition, signed "Inside the Ride" film poster by illustrator Reece Wykes featuring all eight characters of the series. Lithographically printed and sent in a tube.

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    Limited Edition T Shirt + Film

    A limited edition, "Inside the Ride" pocket T-Shirt by illustrator Reece Wykes. The T shirt features the film logo on the front and all eight characters in full colour on the back.

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    The Chief Package

    A limited edition "Chief Surfboards" T -Shirt designed by legendary surf illustrator Stevie Gee. T Shirt feature the classic "Rose" logo on the front and "Chief Noserider" logo on the back.

    + A signed photo with personal message from Chief himself

    + The extended digital download.

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    The "One-Liner"

    You write the line and we will get it into the film. You will also receive a writing credit & T-shirt or poster of your choice. We are at your mercy - embrace the chaos. Max 25 words.

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    The "Photo Cameo"

    You send us a picture of your fine self and we will get it in the film. You will also receive an acting credit & T-shirt or poster of your choice. Nothing too shocking - embrace the chaos.

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    Pledge £1,979 or more About $2,534

    Chief Surfboards "Wavefucker" & Producer

    The last remaining Wavefucker shaped and signed by Chief during a recent shaping tour at Supernova Surfboards.This 6'6" single-fin swallow tail will help you draw more soulful lines on the wave.

    + Extended Digital Download

    + Producer credit in closing titles

    + Two tickets to the premiere at the London Surf Film Festival (not including flights or accommodation).

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