This project's funding goal was not reached on August 23, 2010.
About this project
"The Loneliness of the Long Distance Kicker" is an in-depth exploration of the game of football's most important and often overlooked position: the kicker.
Official Site: http://kickermovie.com
Be a part of the new feature documentary by the filmmakers who brought you the award-winning movie "Sonicsgate: Requiem For A Team" (Best Sports Film - 2010 Webby Awards; Most Persuasive Grassroots Flick of 2009 - Sports Illustrated; Best Online Presence for Sports - The Seattle Weekly Best of the Web Awards).
Help produce this project on a grassroots level to secure your place in sports and film history! You can pledge as little or as much as you want, and your contribution will go to pay for travel costs, equipment, website development, press materials and, most importantly, clearance of NFL game footage for the film!
We really appreciate your support for this project. Like so many kickers who chipped in 3 points at a time to the biggest games in football, your contribution will not be forgotten!
$3 --- gets you an invitation to the VIP summer fundraising party in Seattle (date TBA).
$10 --- gets you the above PLUS your name on the Kicker Movie Virtual Wall of Fame.
$25 --- gets you the above PLUS a special thanks in the film credits.
$50 --- gets you the above PLUS a DVD copy of the film before it is available to the public.
$120 --- gets you the above PLUS an official limited edition T-shirt and signed poster.
$500 --- gets you the above PLUS four (4) VIP Tickets to the Premiere Screening in Seattle.
$2500 --- gets you the above PLUS an Associate Producer credit in the film.
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In the glamorous game of professional football, kickers are more likely to be remembered for missing a kick than for making one. They are expected to walk out on to the field of play with three seconds left and split the uprights from some 50 yards out in a snowstorm. If he makes it, he is the hero for a moment. But after the game in the news and on TV the talk is all about the wide receiver or quarterback. If he misses he is the goat of an entire city for at least a week, and he may find himself traded or out of a job entirely.
With insane amounts of pressure as the basic job description, it is no surprise that kickers tend to be cut from a different cloth than position players. They are often very unique personalities with strict regimens and routines and odd superstitions. Often they can be isolated from their teammates, sometimes by choice.
These are interesting characters with a very unique job within a glamorous industry where their coworkers receive all the glory. They provide such a vital role to their teams by perfecting a skill that looks far easier than it is in reality. This film aims to tell their story.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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