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Hockey Journey is a feature film about a beer league hockey goalie's trip-of-a-lifetime to Vancouver, British Columbia
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It's official. Kane Van Gate, the beer league/YouTube legend, is going Hollywood. Well...he's not physically going to Hollywood. In fact, the movie has no affiliation with Hollywood and Kane has been bootstrapping the production of the film himself. The project, Hockey Journey, follows Kane Van Gate as he explores the city of Vancouver, British Columbia with his hockey buddies, Pavel Barber and Greg Beaudin. The film is being cut as a feature (at least 60 minutes) and is currently in post production with an anticipated digital release date of May 2018. Watch the short teaser trailer below for a sneak peek of Hockey Journey.

 

Hockey Journey was first conceived in the summer of 2016 on Kane Van Gate's trip to Vancouver, B.C. to attend TendyFest, a goalie equipment demo & trade show organized by The Hockey Shop. The idea for a hockey-themed travel documentary seemed like a great idea with the shortage of hockey films on the market. This prompted Kaner to set out capturing interviews and footage with various hockey personalities and places around Vancouver and surrounding areas of British Columbia.

When Kane returned from his trip in 2016, he realized that his film was not complete and the story lacked direction. With the help of his friends, Pavel Barber and Greg Beaudin, Kane put together a game-plan to return to Vancouver in 2017 to finish shooting his movie. They played a ton of hockey, saw some beautiful sights, shot a ton of video content for their YouTube channels, and even took a road trip to visit the Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave in Victoria.

At it's core, Hockey Journey is a movie about Kane Van Gate making a hockey movie. You'll get a first-hand account of the struggles and rewards of putting everything on the line to make a feature film. The main theme of the film pops up over and over again as Kane talks with some of the most hockey-passionate people in North America. At the end of the day, it's all about doing what you love and for Kane Van Gate, it's hockey.

It goes without saying that you would be doing Kane Van Gate and the rest of the Hockey Journey cast & crew a huge favor by contributing to this Kickstarter. The passionate hockey audience that has followed Kane Van Gate and Pavel Barber on YouTube is the same audience that is dying for more hockey content.  But this time, we're putting everything on the line and we want to deliver the best film possible with the resources available to us. We need your help, whether it's by donating or sharing our Kickstarter page with everyone you know! 

Besides some of the cool BHLPA merchandise and hockey experience rewards, there is also an opportunity to have your name go down in hockey history. Anyone who donates $50 or more to the campaign will get their name listed in Hockey Journey's end credits. So, let's make this happen and put your name on something we can all be proud of. 

 

 

KANE VAN GATE | Beer League Goalie, YouTube Creator, @KaneVanGate38

PAVEL BARBER | Stickhandling Specialist, YouTube Creator, @HeyBarber

GREG BEAUDIN | Founder of FloorballPlus+ 

JORDIE OBERG, KENN SHAW, LANDON SHAW | The Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave

Other cast from Vancouver includes Chad Purdy & Cam Matwiv (The Hockey Shop), Kevin Woodley (InGoal Magazine & NHL.com Writer), Angelo Maggio (Magic Hockey), and Blair Peters (Vintage Sports Images).

STEVE ALBERS | Center Ice Brewery

BRUCE RACINE | Racine Goalie Academy, Former NHL Goalie 

Other cast from St. Louis includes familiar faces from The BHL Life like Kane's family, friends, and teammates.

DAVE DELANEY | Producer, Shutout Productions

LAURIE WITTENBRINK | Associate Producer, Shutout Productions

PAUL CRANE | Videographer, Artica Films

MATT STEWARD | Graphic Design

ERIC KLEINECK | BHL Cup Director

PLEDGE $1 FOR THE "STICK TAP" REWARD LEVEL

 

 

PLEDGE $10 FOR THE "SHOUTOUT" REWARD LEVEL

 

PLEDGE $15 FOR THE MOVIE DOWNLOAD REWARD LEVEL

 

PLEDGE $50 FOR THE HOCKEY JOURNEY HALL OF FAME (FILM CREDIT) REWARD LEVEL

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL REWARDS $50 AND ABOVE WILL RECEIVE THE MOVIE DOWNLOAD, POSTER DOWNLOAD, AND KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE CONTENT.

PLEDGE $100 FOR THE BHLPA TEE REWARD LEVEL

  

PLEDGE $100 FOR THE BHL HAT REWARD LEVEL

  

PLEDGE $125 FOR A LIMITED EDITION FLOORBALL+ XORO STICK

 

PLEDGE $125 FOR A PUCK AUTOGRAPHED BY JAKE ALLEN OF THE ST. LOUIS BLUES

 

PLEDGE $150 FOR THE BHL JERSEY REWARD LEVEL

 

PLEDGE $200 FOR THE BHL EXHIBITION GAME REWARD LEVEL

  

PLEDGE $200 FOR THE FILM SCREENING (TWO TICKETS) REWARD LEVEL

 

 PLEDGE $200 FOR THE CENTER ICE BREWERY VIP TOUR ( TWO TICKETS) REWARD LEVEL

 

PLEDGE $250 FOR THE BHL CUP FREE AGENT REWARD LEVEL

 

PLEDGE $350 FOR A FLOORBALL+ HOME TRAINING PACKAGE

 

PLEDGE $600 FOR THE PAVEL BARBER HOCKEY SCHOOL REWARD LEVEL

 

PLEDGE $600 FOR THE RACINE GOALIE ACADEMY REWARD LEVEL

 

PLEDGE $700 FOR THE GIANT GOALIE STICK REWARD LEVEL

 

PLEDGE $750 FOR THE AUTHENTIC ST. LOUIS BLUES JERSEY AUTOGRAPHED BY #91 VLADDY TARASENKO REWARD LEVEL

 

PLEDGE $2250 FOR THE BHL CUP TEAM PACKAGE REWARD LEVEL

 

When we started this project we knew that the budget was going to be ultra-low. Although this hurdle limited some of our production capabilities, it allowed us the freedom to make the movie we had envisioned. However, there came a certain point when we realized we needed money for postproduction and distribution. Kickstarter quickly became our best option to raise a little money while providing our YouTube audience with fun ways to get involved in the project. The backer reward system was the perfect fit, allowing us to pre-sell the film, offer BHLPA hockey apparel and other unique hockey experiences in exchange for donations.

WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE USED FOR?

The film is currently in postproduction and requires a significant amount of editing, color correction, and audio-mixing. We are working with a local postproduction house in St. Louis to plan out the completion of Hockey Journey. The remaining funds will be used to independently distribute and market the film on digital platforms.

DO YOU HAVE ANY STRETCH GOALS?

Yes, we do! We have some really great ideas if we raise more than our initial goal. This will allow us to do things like buying music rights and adding some cool motion graphics. We've also planned for additional private screenings of the film in locations across North America.

Risks and challenges

Making a feature-length film is a complicated process. There are a lot of technical aspects to shooting, editing, and distributing a feature film. We're doing our best to avoid any legal complications or technical problems that will slow us down. Not to mention, we want to tell an interesting story, which can present it's own challenges.

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    "STICK TAP" THANK YOU & POSTER DOWNLOAD

    For a pledge of $1, Kane Van Gate thanks you from the bottom of his heart with an honorary stick tap. You will also receive a high-resolution download of the film's official Hockey Journey poster.

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    "SHOUT-OUT" IN THE THE BHL LIFE

    The most common question for Kaner is "Can I get a shout-out?" For a pledge of $10, here is your opportunity to finally get a shout-out from Kane Van Gate in an episode of The BHL Life, Season 4 on YouTube!

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    MOVIE DOWNLOAD

    For a pledge of $15, you will receive a digital download of the Hockey Journey movie. You will also receive a Hockey Journey poster download as well as Kickstarter exclusive content from Kane Van Gate.

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    GET YOUR NAME IN THE FILM CREDITS

    For a pledge of $50, you will get your name listed in Hockey Journey's end credits! Think about that...your name will live on forever in a piece of hockey history. You will also receive a download of the movie & the poster download.

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    BHL PLAYER'S ASSOCIATION - TEE PACKAGE

    For a pledge of $100, you will receive the original BHLPA logo t-shirt. You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

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    BHL PLAYER'S ASSOCIATION - HAT PACKAGE

    For a pledge of $100, you will receive the original BHLPA logo hat. You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

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    HOCKEY PUCK AUTOGRAPHED BY JAKE ALLEN

    For a pledge of $125, you will receive a hockey puck autographed by Jake Allen of the St. Louis Blues.

    You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

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    Limited Edition Floorball+ XORO Stick

    For a pledge of $125, you will receive a Limited Edition Floorball+ XORO Stick designed by Pavel Barber (autograph is optional). You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

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    • Limited Edition Floorball+ XORO Stick
    • "Special Thanks" Film Credit
    • Download of Hockey Journey movie
    • Download of Hockey Journey poster
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    BHL JERSEY PACKAGE

    For a pledge of $150, you will receive a custom BHL logo jersey with the name and number of your choice! You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

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    • "Special Thanks" Film Credit
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    BHL EXHIBITION GAME - ST. LOUIS

    For a pledge of $200, you can play in an exhibition game with Kane Van Gate and Pavel Barber. This reward level will run out quick with only 20 spots available! You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

    * The game will be played in St. Louis, MO (May 2018). The rink and time are to be determined at a later date. Airfare, hotel, and any other travel expenses are NOT INCLUDED.

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    • Roster spot for BHL Exhibition Game (ST. LOUIS, MO)
    • "Special Thanks" Film Credit
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    CENTER ICE BREWERY - VIP TOUR

    For a pledge of $200, you & and one guest will join Kane Van Gate and Pavel Barber on a VIP tour of Center Ice Brewery with the owner, Steve Albers. Located in St. Louis Missouri, Center Ice Brewery specializes in hockey-themed craft beer. You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

    * The tour will take place in St. Louis, MO (May 2018). The time will be determined at a later date. Airfare, hotel, and any other travel expenses are NOT INCLUDED. MUST BE 21 TO ENTER THE TASTING ROOM.

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    PRIVATE FILM SCREENING - ST. LOUIS

    For a pledge of $200, you & one guest will attend a private screening of Hockey Journey with Kane Van Gate & Pavel Barber. This reward includes a special Q&A with the cast and crew after the film screening. You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

    * The private screening will take place in St. Louis, MO (May 2018). The time and location will be determined at a later date. Airfare, hotel, and other travel expenses are NOT INCLUDED.

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    • Private Screening of Hockey Journey (ST. LOUIS, MO)
    • "Special Thanks" Film Credit
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    BHL CUP - FREE AGENT PACKAGE

    For a pledge of $250, you will receive one registration as a free agent at the BHL Cup in Scottsdale, AZ (February 1-4, 2018). The BHL Cup is known as "The Ultimate Adult Hockey Tournament Experience" with a weekend of hockey, golf, and live music. As a free agent, you will be placed on a team hand-picked by the tournament director.

    You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

    * Ages 18 and up. Two skill levels available.
    * Airfare, hotel, and other travel expenses are NOT INCLUDED.

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    • One registration as a Free Agent at the BHL Cup (SCOTTSDALE, AZ)
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    Floorball+ Home Training Package

    For a pledge of $350, you will receive the Floorball+ Home Training Package. This includes a Floorball+ Training Stick, 3 Floorballs, Passer with Sauce, MySkiller, and MyTargetPro.

    You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

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    PAVEL BARBER HOCKEY SCHOOL - ST. LOUIS

    For the pledge of $600, you will receive one registration for The Pavel Barber Hockey School in St. Louis from May 18th - 20th, 2018. Join head instructor Pavel Barber, a world renown stickhandling specialist, and friends for an experience that challenges young athletes to get better as well as encourage mental and physical skill development in a fun and creative environment.

    You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

    * Age groups include 7-10 year olds, 11-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds.
    * Airfare, hotel, and other travel expenses are NOT INCLUDED.

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    • One week of Pavel Barber Hockey School (ST. LOUIS)
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    RACINE GOALIE ACADEMY - SUMMER CAMP

    For a pledge of $600, you will receive one registration for a one week camp at the Racine Goalie Academy (RGA) during the summer of 2018 in St. Louis, MO. RGA offers modern, technical goalie training with year-round clinics, camps, lessons, game evaluations, and team practices. RGA is led by Bruce Racine, a former NHL goaltender and Stanley Cup champion. Former RGA students include goalies at the professional, college, and junior levels.

    You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

    * Age groups include 10-18 years old. Skill levels may vary.
    * Airfare, hotel, and other travel expenses are NOT INCLUDED.

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    • One week of Racine Goalie Academy - Summer Camp (ST. LOUIS)
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    GIANT GOALIE STICK

    For a pledge of $700, you will receive a giant goalie stick created by The Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave. This stick is truly one of a kind.

    You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

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    AUTOGRAPHED TARASENKO BLUES JERSEY

    For a pledge of $750, you will receive an authentic St. Louis Blues #91 jersey autographed by Vladimir Tarasenko himself!

    You will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

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    • St. Louis Blues #91 Jersey Autographed by Tarasenko
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    BHL CUP - TEAM PACKAGE

    For a pledge of $2250, you will receive a full team registration package at the BHL Cup in Scottsdale, AZ (February 1-4, 2018). The BHL Cup is known as "The Ultimate Adult Hockey Tournament Experience" with a weekend of hockey, golf, and live music. The full team package includes up to 16 roster spots.

    You and all your teammates will also get your name in the film credits, a download of the movie, and a poster download.

    * Ages 18 and up. Two skill levels available.
    * Airfare, hotel, and other travel expenses are NOT INCLUDED.

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Funding period

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