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With your involvement & support, we can preserve the only 20 miles of coast that remains undeveloped in Southern California.

AMAZING NEW REWARD!!! (Click to Enlarge) "Gaviota Ghost," painting by Nathan Paul Gibbs. Email santabarbara@surfrider.org for all inquires
AMAZING NEW REWARD!!! (Click to Enlarge) "Gaviota Ghost," painting by Nathan Paul Gibbs. Email santabarbara@surfrider.org for all inquires

New Goal

With that, let's set a new goal while the momentum is up, with all funds going to the general account of Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara Chapter! How about we try to shoot for $90,000? We are about $12,000 shy of that at the moment... 

A quick recap of the goals of the project are:

  • Create The Twenty - a Surfrider Foundation Film to show the importance of preservation of this beautiful, unique & diverse coastline. Did you know it is 1 of 5 Mediterranean-type ecosystems worldwide which comprise 2% of the Earths surface & 20% of the worlds plant species? 
  • Create the Gaviota Coast Legal Defense Fund to support ongoing legal expenses for preservation 
  • Launch “$20 for 20 Miles” grassroots fundraising campaign for permanent preservation of the Gaviota Coast 
  • Create a groundswell of support of “first responders” who will mobilize to block development (SB County Supervisors and Coastal Commission) 

With this, these overage funds will be used to go directly into the general account for all future expenses that may arise for the Santa Barbara Chapter... When we set the goal for the project and the expenses, we certainly low balled, so that we could be confident on success.

“People exploit what they have merely concluded to be of value, but they defend what they love.” Wendell Berry

THE STORY TO SAVE THE GAVIOTA COAST FOREVER

In just over two generations, 280 of the 300 miles of southern California’s once unspoiled coastline have been lost to development, FOREVER. Only 20 miles of coastline remain undeveloped and unprotected – for every generation that follows us. 

Twenty men, for twenty years, for twenty miles… This is the story of the Surfrider Foundation, Santa Barbara Chapter’s epic struggle to preserve the Gaviota Coast - southern California’s last remaining stretch of unspoiled, rural coastline. 

For twenty years, twenty men have withstood a slew of deep-pocket developers, major corporations, and elected officials in their effort to protect the Gaviota Coast’s incredible biodiversity and unparalleled scenic beauty. 

“The Twenty” is an inspiring story of ordinary people, fueled by their passion and their love, who stand together against improbable odds to defend one of California’s last great places.

An Easy Way You Can Directly Impact The Outcome of the Campaign & It's Mission: Share the Facebook Photo linked below from our Facebook Fan Page. Simply click the link, scroll down to the bottom and press the “SHARE” button. 

Using interviews, historical images, and theatrical reenactments, “The Twenty” will weave Surfrider’s battle to preserve this threatened area from development and urban sprawl together with the Gaviota Coast’s rich history, remarkable biodiversity and incomparable scenic beauty. The animation "eye-candy" of Highliner Studios will fully emerse viewers into past and present story-lines to help foster a connection to the Gaviota Coast.

Your contributions will help to complete the production and post-production of "The Twenty," documentary film. Donations towards this film are TAX DEDUCTIBLE! - 501(C)(3) - The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit California corporation. Tax ID #95-3941826

OUR GOALS FOR THE FILM

We want to inspire our audience so that they will aspire to join The Twenty and help preserve the Gaviota Coast. Our goal is to connect people with this remarkable area and foster a sense of stewardship for the land, thus empowering them and the preservation campaign to save the Gaviota Coast FOREVER.

  • Create a groundswell of support of “first responders” who will mobilize to block development (SB County Supervisors and Coastal Commission)
  • Create the Gaviota Coast Legal Defense Fund to support ongoing legal expenses for preservation
  • Launch “$20 for 20 Miles” grassroots fundraising campaign for permanent

    preservation of the Gaviota Coast

HOW YOU CAN HELP SAVE THE GAVIOTA COAST FOREVER

This film is only going to be possible with the help of you (outdoor enthusiasts, surfers, independent film fans, and anyone who loves a inspiring story). We want this to be your film just as much as it is ours. The more people who participate the more chance we have of getting the story out and saving the coast forever.

Important ways you can directly help save the Gaviota Coast:

  • Pledge To Support The Twenty by selecting a Reward Level to the right
  • Post the the Kickstarter Page link to your Social Media and ask your friends to pledge. (works best if you "tag" The Twenty - A Surfrider Foundation Film)
  • Post the Kickstarter Page link it to an organizations/ companny Fan Page that you support or follow on Social Media, asking them to support or Share.
  • Email the link to 2 like-minded friends and ask them to pledge at any level of their comfort. (This is very important and multiplies over time once each new backer does this)
  • If you are on Twitter, send a Tweet to a company, Pro-Surfer, Environmental Organization, Local Media Outlet asking to RT with the Kickstarter Page Link. (It works. They do it all of the time)

We need a team effort to make this a success and Save The Gaviota Coast- Forever, for every generation that follows us. Please reach out to us directly if you have any ideas to help or would like to become further involved in a more hands-on way.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T REACH OUR GOAL

Pledged amounts are not charged until the goal is reached and the funding deadline has passed. If we don't reach our fundraising goal, we receive nothing. Please help us by spreading the word to family, friends, and colleagues. This must be a group effort. Everything helps and remember, all pledges are Tax Deductible.

WHO’S IN THE FILM

Narrator: Jake Smith aka "THE WHITE BUFFALO."

The Twenty: Mike Allen, Pat Allen, Scott Bull, Nathan Camp, Larry Flor, Eric Friedman, Bob Keats, Sandy Lejeune, Everett Lipman, Mark Morey, Ken Palley, Cary Penniman, Tom Phillips, Deane Plaister, Nathan Post, Rob Puddicombe, Matt Wallace, Dan Weiner, Reeve Woolpert, Keith Zandona

Surfrider CEO: Jim Moriarty

Environmental Psychologist: P. Wesley Schultz

Futurologist: David Houle

Pending Interviews: Yvon Chouinard, Bruce Johnston, The Malloy brothers, Jack Johnson, Shaun Tomson, Tom Curren, Kelly Slater, and more.

WHEN WE REACH OUR GOAL THIS IS WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR:

COMPLETION INCLUDES:

  • Production
  • Post-Production
  • Narration
  • Archival Footage Rights
  • Musical score and licensing songs
  • Graphic Design/Animation for film
  • Marketing budget
  • Sound design, sound editing and sound mix
  • Picture elements, color correction
  • On-line editing and mastering
  • Kickstarter.com and amazon monetary processing fee of 8%
  • Additionally, a portion of funds will be used to purchase dvd's, tshirts, and other merchandise as well as shipping costs for rewards…

For media inquiries or to feature the project, please contact Chris Olenik:http://agency20.com/contact-us/

For all other inquiries, please contact Scott Walker: http://www.highlinerstudios.com/?page_id=51

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We want to inspire our audience so that they will aspire to join The Twenty and help preserve the Gaviota Coast. Our goal is to connect people with this remarkable area and foster a sense of stewardship for the land, thus empowering them and the preservation campaign to save the Gaviota Coast FOREVER.

--Create a groundswell of support of “first responders” who will mobilize to block development (SB County Supervisors and Coastal Commission)
--Create the Gaviota Coast Legal Defense Fund to support ongoing legal expenses for preservation
--Launch “$20 for 20 Miles” grassroots fundraising campaign for permanent
preservation of the Gaviota Coast

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    You get a "Special Thanks" on our website, first look at updates on our progress + a digital download package consisting of 2 hi-rez professional photographs of the gaviota coast. Make it your desktop wallpaper, post it to Facebook, print it out and tack it to the wall -- we sure appreciate your support, thank you!

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    "...a dollar for every undeveloped mile!" - with this appropriately named donation you will receive the completed theatrical documentary of "The Twenty," on DVD, a digital download package, and first look at updates on our progress.

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    All the above plus, a special edition movie poster of "The Twenty." This is a real beauty of Gaviota's epic scenery making it into a great wall hanger!

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    All the above plus, a signature "Save Gaviota" t-shirt. Help get Gaviota's story told!

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    All the above plus + "The Twenty" Blu-Ray, which includes special bonus footage from the film. This film is going to be very visual, so enjoy it in the highest quality possible!

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    PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SET - Card set of six Reeve Woolpert panoramic photo cards in acrylic box (http://www.thegaviotacoast.com) + a digital download of the SOUNTRACK from the film + "The Twenty" BLU-RAY or DVD + a "SAVE GAVIOTA" t-shirt + a special edition movie poster of "The Twenty”

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    A great value for you and a huge help for us. You get 10 copies of the DVD, 1 Blu-Ray disc, 1 signed collector's edition movie poster and a "Save Gaviota" t-shirt. Use the DVD's to spread the word and become a steward to the land! And yes, you are listed on our website as a key supporter.

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    PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SET - Two 6.7" x 18" prints from the director + a digital download of the SOUNTRACK from the film + "The Twenty" BLU-RAY or DVD + a "SAVE GAVIOTA" t-shirt + a special edition movie poster of "The Twenty”

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    You get 10 copies of the DVD, 1 Blu-Ray disc + 1 signed collector's edition movie poster + a digital download of the SOUNTRACK from the film + a "Save Gaviota" t-shirt + a personal phone call from Surfrider's Santa Barbara Chair, Sandy Lejeune

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    Everything above AND... TICKETS to the Santa Barbara theatrical premiere, as well as the after party. PLUS an hour-long consultation with me (in person in Santa Barbara, or via Skype elsewhere) about anything (example topic: how to shoot a video commercial for your company, setup a green screen, edit it, convert it, upload it, etc...).

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    PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SET - One 22"x28" glossy print from the director + a digital download of the SOUNTRACK from the film + "The Twenty" BLU-RAY or DVD + a "SAVE GAVIOTA" t-shirt + a special edition movie poster of "The Twenty”

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    BOAT TRIP – COME SPEND A DAY ON THE SET, AT SEA! You and a friend get a day long boat trip up the Gaviota Coast with the filmmakers. We will take a voyage to sea on a beautiful 22ft Don Radon vessel and head up to the Gaviota Coast to take photos, fish, and if so inclined go for a private surf! Location undisclosed.

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    PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SET - Set of six Reeve Woolpert (http://www.thegaviotacoast.com) greeting card photos packaged in an acrylic box + Two 6.7" x 18" prints from the director + One 22"x28" glossy print from the director + digital download of the SOUNTRACK +10 copies of the DVD + 1 Blu-Ray disc + 1 signed collector's edition movie poster + a "Save Gaviota" t-shirt + TICKETS to the Santa Barbara theatrical premiere, as well as the after party.

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    You just made an entire minute of the movie possible. THANK YOU TIMES 1,000! You get all of the above -- the 10 DVD's, the Blu-Ray, the soundtrack, the Founding Producer credit, the premiere and after party tickets, the hour-long consultation (in person in SB or over Skype),

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    Sponsor Level 1 - Logo in the inside cover of DVD + Included in Social Media Post (can include promos) + 5 DVD or BluRays + Logo and Company in closing credits + Included on Partners Page on Website & Facebook + small Company Banner to be displayed at the Premiere + the Founding Producer credit + Host 1 Movie Premiere with your company or sponsors at a location of your choosing

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    Sponsor Level 2 - Smaller Logo on back of the DVD + Inclusion in Social Media Post (can include promos) + Logo and Company Name in closing credits + Included on Partners Page on Website & Facebook + medium sized Company Banner to be displayed at Worldwide Premiere + Host 3 Movie Premieres with your company or sponsors at a location of your choosing + Associate Producer Credit + 1 mailing of advert placed into Kickstarter Rewards Packages

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    Donate $10,000 - LIMITED TIME OFFER TAKE HOME COLLECTIBLE ART BY NATHAN PAUL GIBBS "Gaviota Ghost", an original work by renowned southern California enviro-surf artist Nathan Paul Gibbs, is graciously offered as a reward to the first person to donate $10,000 (cash or check) to our project. "Gaviota Ghost" is a diptych, oil on wood and handsomely framed by the artist. Cut and paste this link into your browser to view the painting: http://m.pinterest.com/pin/76139049921152940/ This limited time offer is valid Tuesday November 20 – Thursday November 29th only.

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    Presenting Sponsor - Large Logo on front and back of the DVD + Inclusion in weekly Social Media Post (can include promos) + Presenting Sponsor Logo and Company Name in Opening and Closing credits + Included on Partners Page on Website & Facebook as Presenting Sponsors + large sized Company Banner to be displayed at Worldwide Premiere in prime location + Logo on Step and Repeat Wall at the Premiere + Host 5 Movie Premieres with your company or sponsors at a location of your choosing + Executive Producer Credit + mailing of advert placed into ALL Kickstarter Rewards Packages + Advert/ Insert placed inside all DVD & BluRay's for Kickstarter and future DVD sales + Presented by your Company in all Press Releases and press

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