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MIDWAY is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy.

Midway's powerful message of beauty and love is poised to reach a global audience.

The MIDWAY film will take the viewer on a stunning visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy.

Near the heart of the Pacific Ocean, Midway Island is one of the most remote places on Earth, and the iconic site of a world-changing naval battle. Today Midway is inhabited by a million Laysan albatrosses-- magnificent and beautiful seabirds who range over the entire Pacific from their home base on the island. Midway is a multi-layered kaleidoscope of natural wonder and human history, and it also serves as a powerful lens into a shocking environmental tragedy: tens of thousands of albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch.

Returning to the island over several years, our team has witnessed and filmed cycles of birth, life, and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our time. With internationally acclaimed artist Chris Jordan as our guide, our film will walk directly into the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. And in this process, we discover a unexpected doorway to a deeply felt experience of hope, beauty and reverence for the mystery and miracle of our world. Stepping far outside the stylistic templates of traditional environmental or documentary films, MIDWAY will take viewers on a lyrical guided tour into the depths of their own spirits, delivering a profound message of renewal and love that is already reaching an audience of millions of people around the globe.

Please join our story

Through this KICKSTARTER we hope to finance our two final trips to Midway to complete our filming, including the cost of a remote-controlled helicopter and pilot to film spectacular aerial shots of the island; and the cost of bringing a world-class editor onto our team to help us cut the film together.

We also are seeking additional funding to complete production of the film for release. This includes the cost of the musical score (original composition and studio recording); sound editing and mix-down fees; color correction and title editing; production of multiple versions of the film for release through television, internet, theaters, etc.; translation of the film into multiple languages for international release; creation of educational curriculum materials for teachers; creation of a state-of-the art website and mobile apps with user forums and additional resource materials; and other associated costs to reach a global audience with our message.

Every contribution helps, however small!

We are a team of devoted artists who believe that the mythical story of Midway has the power to break open the hearts and minds of viewers worldwide. Our job is simply to honor this story as it has revealed itself to us, and deliver it to a global audience with the best quality filming, editing, production, and distribution that we can achieve. The process has been transformational to everyone on our team, and we look forward to sharing our results with you in 2013. Thank you for your contribution.

~with big smiles from chris jordan and the Midway team.

FRANCAIS: Le projet de long métrage MIDWAY entraîne les spectateurs dans un voyage visuellement puissant et mystérieux sur une île du coeur du Pacifique. L'enjeu de l'exploration est grand: Midway, cette île pourtant si magnifique,  est entourée par le Pacific Gyre, un continent de déchets mettant en danger les espèces vivantes. Appréciez la beauté du monde et aidez nous à la préserver. Partagez Midway, le symbole d'un nouveau débat allant bien au delà d'une petite île et veuillez soutenir notre projet qui ne saura être fait sans votre participation. Grâce à cette générosité, rendons ensemble le monde un meilleur endroit  pour tout êtres vivants.
Nous sommes fortement reconnaissants de votre engagement.

PORTUGUÊS: MIDWAY é um projeto cinematográfico que leva sua audiência a uma poderosa jornada visual, dentro do coração de uma tragédia ambiental incrivelmente simbólica. Por favor nos ajude a compartilhar MIDWAY com o mundo ao fazer uma doação para nosso projeto cinematográfico. Nós fazemos uma reverência em sinal de gratidão por toda sua gentileza e interesse em fazer do mundo um lugar melhor para todos os seres vivos.

ESPAÑOL: MIDWAY es un proyecto cinematográfico que lleva a su audiencia en un intenso viaje visual al centro  de una asombrosa tragedia ambiental. Por favor ayúdanos a dar a conocer MIDWAY al mundo por medio de tus donaciones para nuestro proyecto cinematográfico. Agradecemos tu bondad e interés para convertir el mundo en un mejor lugar para todos los seres.

To contact us for other ways to help, get involved or donate or become a sponsor partner please email us at info@midwayfilm.com

For international rewards (prints to be shipped), please add $15 to your contribution to cover shipping costs.

KICKSTARTER does not accept donations through PAYPAL:

DONATE VIA PAYPAL, or for more information on different ways to contribute, please go to: : http://midwayfilm.com/donate.html

www.MIDWAYFILM.com or contact:  info@midwayfilm.com

IMPORTANT notice: the REWARD listed for $25 and up for the digital download of our completed feature will only be available after our film is finished and released. We are still in the production stages of our feature film. Please expect a late 2013 or early 2014 release of our completed feature film.  There is an error on the delivery date listed for this reward (currently says 2012). So sorry, but good things come to those who wait!

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  • Yes, please log on to our website where we share other ways to donate. We accept Paypal and your generosity is very appreciated - regardless of the amount. http://midwayfilm.com/donate.html

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  • IMPORTANT notice: the REWARD listed for $25 and up for the digital download of our completed feature will only be available after our film is finished and released. We are still in the production stages of our feature film. Please expect a late 2013 or early 2014 release of our completed feature film. There is an error on the delivery date listed for this reward (currently says 2012). So sorry, but good things come to those who wait!

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    Our special thanks and cosmic well-wishes from the center of the Pacific Ocean, plus we'll keep you updated on our progress with new photos and videos from Midway.

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    Digital download of completed feature length MIDWAY film, plus reward #1.

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    10-Pack of Midway digital wallpaper images of photos by Chris Jordan, plus rewards #1 and 2.

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    "The Sounds of Midway" soundscape album, featuring lush 24-bit stereo recordings of the amazing birds, surf, and forest soundscapes of Midway Island, plus rewards #1, 2, and 3.

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    Signed and numbered 4x6 MIDWAY photo print by Chris Jordan, plus rewards # 1-4.

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    Signed and numbered 8x10 MIDWAY photo print by Chris Jordan, and a thank-you in the end credits of the film, plus rewards #1-6.

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    Signed and numbered 16x20 MIDWAY photo print by Chris Jordan, and Skype call with MIDWAY's Filmmakers, plus rewards # 1-8.

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    Signed and numbered 14x30 Triptych print (3 pictures in one) of MIDWAY by Chris Jordan, plus rewards #1-9.

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    Special credit in the film, and 2 VIP tickets to have dinner and sit with the filmmakers of MIDWAY at the WORLD premiere. Travel not included - premiere festival not determined yet, but it will be somewhere special! Plus rewards #1-10.

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