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$13,479 pledged of $75,000 goal
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By Constantine Papanicolaou
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About this project

The Place

When most people think of Greece, they think of islands and beaches. But Greece is 80% mountains, and it's one of the most mountainous countries in Europe.

Greece also has a serious winter. And it snows....a lot!

The Opportunity

Greece has ski areas, but they are small with outdated facilities. Billions of dollars are required to bring them up to par. Fixing these ski areas to make them competitive is unrealistic.

But, there's a big trend occurring right now in skiing. It's called touring. With this type of skiing you climb up the mountain using your own power. Right now, ski touring and splitboarding, the snowboard form of it, are the fastest growing segment of the winter sports industry.

And Greece is the perfect place for both!

The Film

The essentials are there. All that's needed is some promotion. That's where this project comes in. Because there's no better way to market skiing and snowboarding than with a great film.

It's not just action and music. There's a story that ties it all together. Not only will you drool on some epic footage, you'll gain some insight into the people and culture of Greece as well.

This Kickstarter

Filming is complete, and I just finished the first draft. I've been able to get this far because it's been just me working on it. But I've reached a point where I cannot go any further on my own.

    Here's what needs to be done:
  • Final Editing
  • Motion Graphics
  • Additional Footage
  • Musical Score
  • Sound Mixing
  • Color Finishing
  • Artwork for Poster
  • Movie Trailer

The fundraising goal of $75,000 is the minimum I need to get the film completed.

I chose to do this project on my own, without any sponsors, because I wanted to keep it 100% Made in Greece. There's no giant corporation behind me and, with the "crisis," the Greek government is too broke to do anything. The success of this campaign is critical.

Rewards

Like the film itself, all the rewards are 100% Greek. Everything is made inside the country. So the money you contribute won't just go to the film, it'll also go to small businesses in Greece.

Hand knit wool beanies from Karpenisi, Greece. Each beanie comes labeled, in the 3 styles/colors pictured, your choice.
Hand knit wool beanies from Karpenisi, Greece. Each beanie comes labeled, in the 3 styles/colors pictured, your choice.

T-Shirts and Hoodies will be designed by Dimitris Liossis. Dimitris was one of the first guys to strap on a snowboard in Greece, 25 years ago. Now he's a renowned artist based in Athens.

T-Shirts come in all sizes printed the "Frozen Ambrosia" design. Choice of 3 colors: Forest Green, Stone Grey, Sea Blue. 100% cotton, Made in Greece.
T-Shirts come in all sizes printed the "Frozen Ambrosia" design. Choice of 3 colors: Forest Green, Stone Grey, Sea Blue. 100% cotton, Made in Greece.

Greek mountain tea is brewed from the Sideritis plant. In ancient times, soldiers used Sideritis to heal their wounds and rejuvenate their bodies after combat. It's the original energy drink.

Donations of $75 and more (USA and Greece only) will receive complimentary 17oz cans of Tuvunu.
Donations of $75 and more (USA and Greece only) will receive complimentary 17oz cans of Tuvunu.

Join up with WayOut Adventures this winter and learn to ski tour and splitboard. No backcountry experience required. Only intermediate ski/snowboarding skills. Three options. 2/5-7/2016 at Vermio-Pigadia, 2/5-7/2016 at Parnassos, and 2/12-14/2016 in Karpenisi.

Touring Clinics with WayOut Adventures. Package includes 2 days/2 nights, food accommodation, and 2 full day lessons.
Touring Clinics with WayOut Adventures. Package includes 2 days/2 nights, food accommodation, and 2 full day lessons.

Together with WayOut Adventures, I'll be hosting a 4 day expedition up Mt Olympos, the mountain of the gods. This is for advanced skiers/snowboarders with touring experience. Basic mountaineering skills recommended. 5000ft vertical ascent. Big, but worth every step!

Mt. OIympos Expedition. 3/31 to 4/4/2016. 4 Days/4 Nights. Hosted by me, C.P.!
Mt. OIympos Expedition. 3/31 to 4/4/2016. 4 Days/4 Nights. Hosted by me, C.P.!

Risks and challenges

There isn't any risk as far as the filmmaking goes. The footage is incredible and there's a strong story line to tie it all together. What's left is final editing, musical composition, and finishing details.

The big risk is the idea itself. Creating a new tourism industry in the middle of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression is not simple. Fortunately, ski touring and splitboarding in Greece don't require big investment in infrastructure, and already, despite the crisis, an industry is developing to serve the market. But these new businesses are in the infant stage and they need support. The more people that see this film, the greater the chances for their success.

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    Thanks!

    You'll get a get a big thank you, plus seasonal updates on what's happening with the winter and adventure tourism scene in Greece.

    Most important, you'll be part of a movement to help Greece get back on its feet. And that'll make you feel good!!

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    Digital Download

    Not only will you get a big "Thanks!", you'll receive a link to download the finished film, emailed to you when the film is released.

    Plus you'll receive all updates on winter and adventure tourism in Greece.

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    Postcard & Download

    You'll receive signed winter postcard from Greece, sent to you by real mail, and a link to download the finished film, emailed to you when the film is released.

    You'll also get a big "Thanks!" along with all updates on winter and adventure tourism in Greece.

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    The Basics -
    Poster, Sticker, Postcard & Digital Download

    You'll receive an official "Frozen Ambrosia" 24x18" movie poster, an official sticker, and a signed winter postcard from Greece.

    You'll also receive the link to download the finished film, emailed to you when the film is released.

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    T-Shirt & The Basics

    You'll receive an official "Frozen Ambrosia" T-Shirt, 100% cotton, made in Greece.

    You'll also receive a signed winter postcard from Greece, a 24x18" movie poster, an official sticker, and the link to download the finished film, emailed to you when the film is released.

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    Beanie + T-Shirt & The Basics

    You'll receive a hand knit Beanie and the official T-Shirt, 100% cotton, both Made in Greece.

    You'll also receive a signed winter postcard from Greece, a 24x18" movie poster, an official sticker, and the link to download the finished film, emailed to you when the film is released.

    And you'll get a big "Thanks!" along with all updates on winter and adventure tourism in Greece.

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    Hoodie + T-Shirt & The Basics

    You'll receive a "Frozen Ambrosia" hooded sweatshirt and the official T-Shirt, both 100% cotton, both Made in Greece.

    Supporters in the USA and Greece will receive 2 complimentary cans of Tuvunu Mountain Tea.

    You'll also receive a signed winter postcard from Greece, a 24x18" movie poster, an official sticker, and the link to download the finished film, emailed to you when the film is released.

    And you'll get a big "Thanks!" along with all updates on winter and adventure tourism in Greece.

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    The Full Package -
    Hoodie, 2xBeanies, 2xT-Shirts & The Basics

    You'll receive the official Hoodie and 2 T-Shirts, all 100% cotton, and two hand knit Beanies. Everything Made in Greece.

    Supporters in the USA and Greece will receive 2 complimentary cans of Tuvunu Mountain Tea.

    You'll also receive a signed winter postcard from Greece, a 24x18" movie poster, an official sticker, and the link to download the finished film, emailed to you when the film is released.

    And you'll get a big "Thanks!" along with all updates on winter and adventure tourism in Greece.

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    Limited Signed Poster & The Full Package

    You'll receive a signed limited edition movie poster.

    You'll also receive the official Hoodie, 2 T-Shirts, and 2 hand knit Beanies. Everything Made in Greece.

    Supporters in the USA and Greece will receive 4 complimentary cans of Tuvunu Mountain Tea.

    You'll also receive a signed winter postcard from Greece, a 24x18" movie poster, an official sticker, and the link to download the finished film, emailed to you when the film is released.

    And you'll get a big "Thanks!" along with all updates on winter and adventure tourism in Greece.

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    Film Credits, Limited Signed Poster & The Full Package

    You will receive your name in the credit roll of the film. Plus you'll receive a commemorative "Frozen Ambrosia Kickstarter" metal plaque.

    In addition, you'll receive a signed limited edition movie poster.

    You'll also receive the official Hoodie, 2 T-Shirts, and 2 hand knit Beanies. Everything Made in Greece.

    Supporters in the USA and Greece will receive 4 complimentary cans of Tuvunu Mountain Tea.

    You'll also receive a signed winter postcard from Greece, a 24x18" movie poster, an official sticker, and the link to download the finished film, emailed to you when the film is released.

    And you'll get a big "Thanks!" along with all updates on winter and adventure tourism in Greece.

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    Touring Clinic in Greece

    Join up with WayOut Adventures in Greece this winter, and learn to ski or splitboard. No backcountry experience required, only intermediate ski or snowboard skills. Package includes 2 Days/2 Nights, choice of 2 dates/locations. Travel not included.

    In addition, you'll receive a signed limited edition movie poster.

    You'll also receive the official Hoodie, 2 T-Shirts, and 2 hand knit Beanies. Everything Made in Greece.

    Supporters in the USA and Greece will receive 4 complimentary cans of Tuvunu Mountain Tea.

    You'll also receive a signed winter postcard from Greece, a 24x18" movie poster, an official sticker, and the link to download the finished film, emailed to you when the film is released.

    And you'll get a big "Thanks!" along with all updates on winter and adventure tourism in Greece.

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    Mt Olympos Expedition

    Ski touring on Mt Olympos Greece. Skiing and boarding in the home of the gods. Hosted by me, CP! The trip will take place 3/31 to 4/4/2016. Package includes food, accommodation, guiding and local transport. Travel not included.

    In addition, you'll receive your name in the credits of the film, plus the commemorative "Frozen Ambrosia Kickstarter" metal plaque.

    You'll receive a signed limited edition movie poster.

    You'll also receive the official Hoodie, 2 T-Shirts, and 2 hand knit Beanies. Everything Made in Greece.

    Supporters in the USA and Greece will receive 4 complimentary cans of Tuvunu Mountain Tea.

    You'll also receive a signed winter postcard from Greece, a 24x18" movie poster, an official sticker, and the link to download the finished film, emailed to you when the film is released.

    And you'll get a big "Thanks!" along with all updates on winter and adventure tourism in Greece.

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