$5,050
pledged of $250,000pledged of $250,000 goal
69
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 9 2013 4:54 PM UTC +00:00
Fernando CoelhoBy Fernando Coelho
First created
Fernando CoelhoBy Fernando Coelho
First created
$5,050
pledged of $250,000pledged of $250,000 goal
69
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 9 2013 4:54 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is Schutzhund?

Schutzhund is a dog sport that was developed in Germany in the early 1900s. Originally conceived as a breed suitability test (covering obedience, protection, and tracking skills) for the German Shepherd Dog, it has evolved into a sport where many breeds can compete. It’s a demanding test for any dog and few are able to pass successfully.

Known widely throughout Europe, Schutzhund is starting to gain popularity in the United States. Our goal is to bring more attention to Schutzhund through this documentary series. In these videos, we will review the history of the sport, interview the instructors that train the dogs, and highlight top-ranked dogs performing some of the tasks involved in competition.

Why does it take $250,000 to make a dog video?

We’re great at making documentary videos, but we need a new location for this K9 documentary series. What we have planned requires a different venue for many reasons, not the least of which is that the location that we normally use is infested with alligators. While our video crew knows to steer clear, it’s tough to tell this guy to back down once he’s distracted. To him, a gator is just a really big squirrel.

Your Kickstarter pledges will allow us to immediately build the necessary sets and facilities on our property so we can work with the dogs in an environment where they can really focus on the tasks they are performing.

How does this all work?

The Kickstarter process is simple, secure, and takes less than 30 seconds. Just pick your pledge level based on the reward you want, and you'll be sent to Amazon.com to sign in. You won't be charged a penny until our project is 100% funded.

The Plan

We currently film our videos on location in the Florida everglades. There are a few downsides with filming at this location: weather, location availability, and dealing with the aforementioned alligators. Needless to say, dogs and alligators don’t mix well. Also, long days filming out in the heat and humidity of the everglades will take its toll on the dogs, and a grumpy dog does not make for an easy day on the set. The facility is just not set up for what we want to accomplish for this video series. In order to do this project justice, we need to make a change.

Bite Work In Progress
Bite Work In Progress

That being said, we are asking you to be a part of the next phase of Panteao Productions, and help us create a location suitable to film the Schutzhund videos and beyond. Instead of continuing to spend money on rental places and traveling everywhere searching for a suitable location to film, we are taking a huge step forward and establishing a video production headquarters in the heart of South Carolina on our private 34-acre parcel of land.

A Bird's Eye View
A Bird's Eye View

This will allow us to consolidate our pre-production, filming, production, and post-production activities into one location set up specifically for our needs. The funding from your Kickstarter pledges will be used to build the outdoor filming ranges and indoor studio. The ranges include a 100-yard bay and three 25-yard bays. They will allow us to film on our own sets without being disturbed. The indoor studio will feature studio sets including a green screen, moveable walls, props, lighting, etc., which will help us bring even higher production values to all of our videos.

With the facility complete, we’ll have the perfect location to film the Schutzhund video series. If everything goes according to plan, we can complete the indoor studio and outdoor filming ranges by October 2013. We can then commence filming of the Schutzhund documentaries with an anticipated release date of December 2013 for “Intro to Schutzhund” and January 2014 for “Advanced Schutzhund”. We will also be able to use this new facility for all of our other upcoming videos, which will help us get more top-tier instructional videos to you faster.

Who are we?

The name Panteao is Portuguese for “pantheon”, which means a group of persons highly regarded for contributions to a specific field or endeavor. Panteao produces instructional videos featuring the most highly respected and sought-after instructors in our industry. Our currently library includes over 46 instructional videos with 22 top-tier instructors drawing from the highest levels of competition and combat experience.

Meet The Panteao Instructors!
Meet The Panteao Instructors!

We have also produced 4 insightful and compelling documentaries, our most recent being the “Battle of the Black Sea”, MSG Paul Howe’s untold story of the battle known by most as “Black Hawk Down”. In addition, we’ve made over 30 industrial videos for companies like Gerber, Wilson Combat, Action Target, Safariland, Bravo Company, and others. These video titles are available on DVD and Blu-ray from brick and mortar stores across the country, online mail-order outlets, and streaming direct from our website to subscribers.

Quiet On The Set!
Quiet On The Set!

We’ve always wanted to make a K9 video, and now we are looking to expand the documentary videos we offer with the Schutzhund series.

Why are we here on Kickstarter?

Establishing a headquarters with specialized sets and facilities means we can film the long awaited titles like the Schutzhund series with everything we need right there on location. Your pledges here on Kickstarter will allow us to begin work on this project right away. In the long run, it will also allow us to be more efficient with our production days, which means less time on the road getting to/from locations and more time filming. All this means we get to make better videos for you more often and get them to you faster. If we don’t reach our Kickstarter goal, we will press on and continue to film our videos on location and rent studios in Florida. We will have to slowly phase in the outdoor ranges and indoor studio over time as funds allow. Once the appropriate facilities are in place, we can tackle specialized videos like the Schutzhund K9 documentary series.

Good Boy!
Good Boy!

Spread the Word!

Please help us spread the word about our project! Tell your friends and co-workers in person and on the internet! You can LIKE us on Facebook, subscribe on YouTube, and follow us on Twitter with the links below:

www.facebook.com/PanteaoProductions 

www.youtube.com/PanteaoProductions 

www.twitter.com/panteaovideos

Risks and challenges

We’ve hired an engineering firm, which has already completed a Phase One study on the land. A preliminary wetland study was also conducted. A construction firm has been selected after thoroughly evaluating different companies and bids. There are always risks involved with construction including weather delays, cost overages, and other unexpected issues. We have done as much as possible to minimize these risks and mitigate any potential delays.

When it comes to filming with dogs, there is always the possibility of unforeseen issues. As we are covering the overall sport, the scenes will rotate between a few different dogs in order to make it easier on them (last thing we want is the dogs asking for their own assistants and a trailer for their entourage) and their handlers. Filming part of the video indoors will also allow the dogs to rest in the comfort of air conditioning in between scenes.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Panteao Vinyl Decal

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    One month Streaming Membership

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    One Month Streaming Membership, Panteao vinyl decal.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    A DVD copy of Intro to Schutzhund, Panteao Vinyl Decal

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    One Month Streaming Membership, A DVD copy of Intro to Schutzhund, and Panteao vinyl decal.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Two months Streaming Membership, A DVD copy of Intro to Schutzhund, Panteao vinyl decal, Panteao Velcro patch.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    One Year Streaming Membership, Panteao vinyl decal, Panteao Velcro patch.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    One Year Streaming Membership, A DVD copy of Intro to Schutzhund, limited edition t-shirt available only to supporters, Panteao vinyl decal, Panteao Velcro patch.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Two Year Streaming Membership, limited edition t-shirt available only to supporters, Panteao vinyl decal, Panteao Velcro patch.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $550 or more About $550

    Three Year Streaming Membership, A DVD copy of Intro to Schutzhund and four additional Panteao DVDs, limited edition t-shirt available only to supporters, Panteao vinyl decal, Panteao Velcro patch.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $3,500 or more About $3,500

    Five Year Membership for Streaming videos, A DVD copy of Intro to Schutzhund and 19 additional Panteao DVDs, your name added to video credits for 5 video titles, limited edition t-shirt available only to supporters, Panteao vinyl decal, Panteao Velcro patch

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Five Year Membership for Streaming videos, A DVD copy of Intro to Schutzhund and 29 additional Panteao DVDs, your name added to video credits for 10 video titles, paid trip to an on location shoot where you will meet and hang out with one of the Panteao instructors and appear on an instructional video, limited edition t-shirt available only to supporters, Panteao vinyl decal, Panteao Velcro patch.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)