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A cinematic documentary exploring the inspiration and motivation that modern cultures associate with running & fitness. Read more

Portland, OR Documentary
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A cinematic documentary exploring the inspiration and motivation that modern cultures associate with running & fitness.

Portland, OR Documentary
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About this project

Told from the point-of-view of runners from all walks of life “What Moves You?” is a feature-length documentary that captures the heartbreak and euphoria of "every runners" as they break through the pain barrier in search of the joy of running.

Featuring spectacular aerial footage of some of the most scenic running events in the world, as well as interviews with running favorites like 'The mayor of running", Bart Yasso; 9-times Comrades King, Bruce Fordyce; Ultramarathon Man, Dean Karnazes and many more.

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How Can You Get Involved?

We would love to have you on board as a backer. To show our gratitude, we will be rewarding each of our Kickstarter backers with some amazing What Moves You? branded products from our collaborators. We have also negotiated guaranteed entries into some of the most exclusive and fun events where you can run on Team WMY. You do not want to miss this!


What do I get when I Pledge?

Select this pledge if you just want to show support this film and seek nothing in return but a virtual high-five. We'll publish your name to our website and social media channels, because you're awesome!

Select this reward for a high-quality cotton tee with the awesome WMY hand-drawn logo on the front and the "reasons" on the back.

Affectionately known as "the drinking club with a running problem" Sweat & Beer is WMY's own real & virtual running club and is open to all - non-runners welcome. Select this rewards for a high-quality tee with the awesome Sweat & Beer hand-drawn logo on the front

Give us the nod of approval as we pass on the trail! You'll receive an exclusive early-bird digital screening of the film and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

This is your opportunity to nominate yourself or a friend as our 5th featured runner in the film! Select this level to receive: A special link where you can tell us your story or all about your friend, and we may contact you! You'll also receive a digital private screening of WMY before it's released.

Better than dinner man! Look dashing with an awesome high quality What Moves You? tee while watching the film. 

This package is all about you! Select this pledge and receive: A special link for you to submit a photo of YOURSELF holding a sign describing "What moves you?" Here's the challenge, it has to be in one or two words! But this is where it gets interesting: your glorious mug will be featured in the film. Guaranteed! You'll also get a digital private screening of WMY before it's released and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

This is your chance! Submit a 5 to15 second Instagram or Vine video for an opportunity to be featured in the film. We challenge you to be creative and tell us a compelling story.  We'll pick the 10 most creative videos to feature in the film. But don't worry, we'll publish the rest to our website, blog and social media channels. Select this pledge and we will send you instructions on how to get your cinematic masterpiece to us. You'll also receive a digital private screening of WMY before it's released!

This rewards includes the latest Hydroflask 40 ounce stainless steel insulated water bottle and we'll throw in a copy of the film so you have all the inspiration you need to hit the trails. We'll also include a bottle of Replace SR sustained release electrolyte tablets!

Why settle for one when you could do both?  It’s easy, get the guarantee of the Selfie and the chance to be in the film with your Instagram or Vine clip.  

You get the latest Outdoor Tech Orca bluetooth ear buds, perfect for those epic runs in the country plus the exclusive digital download of the film.

You're a pro who appreciates quality gear! Select this pledge to receive: A WMY finisher's medal, a pair of WMY running socks (these will be a conversation starter), a WMY custom 40 ounce Hydro Flask; insulated water bottle (Keep your water cold for 12 hours!), a WMY Tribesports Tech Tee, AND a WMY custom 20L waterproof gear bag! And of course you'll also receive the digital private screening of WMY before its released and special behind the scenes footage along the way.

This one's got it ALL! Receive a special WMY package of Replace SR sustained release electrolyte tablets, special edition Outdoor Tech BLUETOOTH wireless running headphones, a 12 ct. box of WMY SKOUT Organic trailbars, a Digital private screening of WMY before release, a WMY finisher's medal, a WMY Tribesports Tech Tee, AND a WMY Custom 40 oz Hydro Flask insulated water bottle (Keep your water cold for 12 hours! We've tested it).

As an Associate Producer you’ll get exclusive access to the set, WMY wrap party, film credit, and all the WMY Pro Gear swag. 

THE BUSINESS ACUMEN - Select this level to join the project as Executive Producer. This is an opportunity to play a vital and active role in the production and business-end of the film. Of course you get a full film credit as an EP and all the other goodies too since you'll be a big shot. Please email bruce@whatmovesrunners for more information and details.

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Note to international backers:

You will notice our pledges are listed only in $US. This is because it is only possible to list amounts in one currency. The exact amount that you will be charged will be calculated based on the exchange rate at the date of your pledge.

We want this to be a global film and we invite running fans from all over the world to join us. See pledges on the right for international shipping details.

The Budget

The budget graphic below describes how we intend to spend the budget for this film. We believe this is a story that people all around the world will relate to, and we want to tell a global story that presents many diverse perspectives. This means traveling to global locations to film runners in 'the wild'. We also need to make sure that we have the right gear for the job to ensure we capture these compelling stories and locations in the most unique and spectacular ways possible.

The Production Schedule

Join the Movement

The real heart of this film is the interviews with you, real runners from all over the world. This is your story, help us tell it.

Benoni Northern Run Club - Johannesburg 

 Comrades Marathon - Durban

Halloween Spooktacular - NOPO Run Club

The Green Lantern - Van Reenen

Risks and challenges

We have worked tirelessly to get this project to this point. We have joined run clubs, worked the expos and put in the 'miles' to build strong relationships with partners, race directors, elite athletes, gear suppliers, industry professionals and other expert service providers to minimise any potential risks and pitfalls.

With our strong background in filmmaking, distribution and marketing we are 100% confident that we will fulfil on our promise to produce this film and deliver your rewards within the agreed timeframe.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $10 reward

    48 backers

    THE THUMBS-UP - Select this pledge if you just want to show support this film and seek nothing in return but a virtual high-five. We'll publish your name to our website and social media channels, because you're awesome!

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    $20 reward

    26 backers

    WHAT MOVES YOU? TEE - "I backed this film and all I got was this lousy t-shirt". Sometimes that's all people want. High-quality tee with the awesome WMY hand-drawn logo on the front.

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  • You selected
    $20 reward

    18 backers

    SWEAT & BEER TEE - Sweat & Beer is our own real & virtual running club. Affectionately known as "the drinking club with a running problem" Sweat & Beer is open to all - non-runners welcome. High-quality tee with the awesome Sweat & Beer hand-drawn logo on the front.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $25 reward

    64 backers

    EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL COPY - Give us the nod of approval as we pass on the trail! You'll receive an exclusive early-bird digital screening of the film and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

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    $35 reward

    22 backers

    A STAR IS BORN - Nominate yourself or a friend as our 5th featured runner in the film! Select this level to receive: A special link where you can tell us your story or all about your friend, and we may contact you! You'll also receive a digital private screening of WMY before it's released.

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  • You selected
    $40 reward

    16 backers

    DINNER & A MOVIE - OK, we lied about dinner but instead you get an awesome What Moves You? T-shirt. High-quality tee with the awesome WMY hand-drawn logo on the front. What more could you want?

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  • You selected
    $50 reward

    19 backers

    BUT FIRST LET ME TAKE A SELFIE - This package is all about you! Select this pledge and receive: A special link for you to submit a photo of YOURSELF holding a sign describing "What moves you?" Here's the challenge, it has to be in one or two words! But this is where it gets interesting: your glorious mug will be featured in the film. Guaranteed! You'll also get a digital private screening of WMY before it's released and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

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  • You selected
    $75 reward

    1 backer

    YOUR 6 M̶I̶N̶U̶T̶E̶S̶ SECONDS OF FAME - This is your chance! Submit a 5 to15 second Instagram or Vine video for an opportunity to be featured in the film. We challenge you to be creative and tell us a compelling story. We'll pick the 10 most creative videos to feature in the film. But don't worry, we'll publish the rest to our website, blog and social media channels. Select this pledge and we will send you instructions on how to get your cinematic masterpiece to us. You'll also receive a digital private screening of WMY before it's released!

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  • You selected
    $75 reward

    9 backers

    REHYDRATE - Don't leave home without your H-TWO-OH. This rewards includes the coveted Hydroflask 40 oz stainless steel insulated water bottle and a bottle of Replace SR sustained release electrolyte tablets. Plus, we'll throw in a copy of the film so you have all the inspiration you need to hit the trails.

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  • You selected
    $100 reward

    3 backers

    THE NARCISSIST - Why settle for one when you could do both? It’s easy, get the guarantee of the Selfie and the chance to be in the film with your Instagram or Vine clip.

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  • You selected
    $125 reward

    2 backers Limited (148 left of 150)

    RUN WITH YOUR BUDS - Like to run with earbuds? Then this is the reward for you. You get the latest Outdoor Tech Orca bluetooth buds plus the exclusive digital download of the film. What Moves You? Coming in your ears!

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  • You selected
    $165 reward

    14 backers

    PRO GEAR PACKAGE - You're a pro who appreciates quality gear! Select this pledge to receive: A WMY finisher's medal, a pair of WMY running socks (these will be a conversation starter), a WMY custom 40 ounce Hydro Flask; insulated water bottle (Keep your water cold for 12 hours!), a WMY Tribesports Tech Tee, AND a WMY custom 20L waterproof gear bag! And of course you'll also receive the digital private screening of WMY before its released and special behind the scenes footage along the way.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $265 reward

    2 backers

    ELITE RUNNER PACKAGE - This one's got it ALL! Receive a special WMY package of Replace SR sustained release electrolyte tablets, special edition Outdoor Tech BLUETOOTH wireless running headphones, a 12 ct. box of WMY SKOUT Organic trailbars, a Digital private screening of WMY before release, a WMY finisher's medal, a WMY Tribesports Tech Tee, AND a WMY Custom 40 oz Hydro Flask insulated water bottle (Keep your water cold for 12 hours! We've tested it).

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  • You selected
    $300 reward

    0 backers Limited (25 left of 25)

    MISSISSIPPI BLUES MARATHON PACKAGE - Select this reward receive a spot on Team WMY for the Mississippi Blues Marathon: You'll receive a 2015 WMY Mississippi Blues Marathon WMY Event entry (Event Date: 1/10/15), WMY tech shirt to wear during the race, a finisher's shirt, WMY VIP tent access, WMY + race finisher's medals, a special WMY package of Replace SR (sustained release electrolyte tablets), a digital private screening of WMY before it's released, and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

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  • You selected
    $300 reward

    0 backers Limited (30 left of 30)

    HAMPTONS MARATHON & HALF MARATHON PACKAGE - Receive a spot on Team WMY (including entry) for the Hamptons Marathon & Half Marathon: The courses run through Amagansett, Springs and East Hampton with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Napeague Bay out to the Long Island Sound! Choose between the half or the full! You'll receive a WMY 2014 race entry to your choice of the half or the full marathon (Event Date: Sept. 27), WMY tech shirt to wear during the race, a finisher's shirt, WMY + race finisher's medals, a special WMY package of Replace SR sustained release electrolyte tablets, a digital private screening of WMY before it's released, and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

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  • You selected
    $300 reward

    0 backers Limited (30 left of 30)

    DES MOINES MARATHON PACKAGE - Join Team WMY for the Des Moines Marathon or Half: Musicians and spectators line this beautiful course that shows off the city of Des Moines. You'll receive a 2014 or 2015 Des Moines Marathon or Half Marathon WMY Event entry (Event Date: 10/19/14), WMY tech shirt to wear during the race, a finisher's shirt, WMY + race finisher's medals, a special WMY package of Replace SR sustained release electrolyte tablets, a digital private screening of WMY before it's released, and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

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  • You selected
    $350 reward

    0 backers Limited (100 left of 100)

    PORTLAND MARATHON PACKAGE - Receive a spot on Team WMY for the Portland Marathon: For those looking to do one of the top Marathon's in the Northwest! You'll receive a 2014 (Event Date: 10/5/14) or 2015 (Event Date: 10/4/15) Portland Marathon WMY Event entry, WMY tech shirt to wear during the race, a finisher's shirt, WMY VIP tent access, WMY + race finisher's medals, a special WMY package of Replace SR (sustained release electrolyte tablets), a digital private screening of WMY before it's released, and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

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  • You selected
    $350 reward

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    ASPEN VALLEY MARATHON PACKAGE - Receive a spot on Team WMY for the Aspen Valley Marathon: For those looking to do one of the most unique races in the US! You'll receive an 2015 WMY Aspen Valley Marathon Event entry (Event Date: 7/18/15), WMY tech shirt to wear during the race, a finisher's shirt, WMY VIP tent access, WMY + race finisher's medals, a special WMY package of Replace SR (sustained release electrolyte tablets), a digital private screening of WMY before it's released, and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

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  • You selected
    $350 reward

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    RUN TAHOE EVENTS and LAKE TAHOE MARATHON PACKAGE - For those looking to do an exciting event on the shores of the scenic Lake Tahoe! Receive a spot on Team WMY with your choice of either a 2014 (Event Date: 9/14/14) or 2015 (Event Date: 9/13/15) WMY Event entry (your choice of 10k, Half Marathon, or Marathon), a WMY tech shirt to wear during the race, a finisher's shirt, WMY VIP tent access, WMY + race finisher's medals, a special WMY package of Replace SR (sustained release electrolyte tablets), a digital private screening of WMY before it's released, AND special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

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    $450 reward

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    AUSTIN MARATHON OR HALF PACKAGE - Receive a spot on Team WMY for the Austin Marathon or Half Marathon: This event has been listed as both the Greenest Race in North America and a Must-Do race by Runner's World Magazine. You'll receive a 2015 Austin Marathon or Half Marathon WMY Event entry (Event Date: 2/15/15), WMY tech shirt to wear during the race, a finisher's shirt, WMY + race finisher's medals, a special WMY package of Replace SR (sustained release electrolyte tablets), a digital private screening of WMY before it's released, and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

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    $850 reward

    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    NAPA TO SONOMA WINE COUNTRY 1/2 MARATHON PACKAGE - Receive a spot on Team WMY for the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon: For those looking to do one of the top races in the world! This race sells out in a 1/2 hour, and this is your way to guarantee a spot! You'll receive a guaranteed WMY 2015 race entry (Event Date: July 15), WMY tech shirt to wear during the race, a finisher's shirt, WMY VIP tent access, WMY + race finisher's medals, a special WMY package of Replace SR (sustained release electrolyte tablets), a digital private screening of WMY before it's released, and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

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    $1,000 reward

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON PACKAGE - Receive a spot on Team WMY for the Big Sur International Marathon: For those looking to run the beautiful California coastline! This race sells out incredibly fast, and this is your way to guarantee a spot! You'll receive a 2015 Big Sur Marathon WMY Event entry (Event Date: 4/26/15), WMY tech shirt to wear during the race, a finisher's shirt, WMY + race finisher's medals, a special WMY package of Replace SR sustained release electrolyte tablets, a digital private screening of WMY before it's released, and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

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    $4,000 reward

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    CASCADE LAKES RELAY PACKAGE - For those looking to do one of the top relays in the world! This race sells out fast and this is your way to guarantee your team entry! You'll receive a WMY 2015 TEAM entry (12 spots), 12 WMY tech shirts to wear during the race, 12 finishers shirts, a dedicated WMY VIP table just for your team (with dedicated server), 12 WMY + race finisher's medals, 12 special WMY packages of Replace SR (sustained release electrolyte tablets), a digital private screening of WMY before it's released for each team member, and special behind-the-scenes footage along the way! Oh, and by the way we'll also throw in a van and driver!

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  • You selected
    $5,000 reward

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - As an Associate Producer you’ll get exclusive access to the set, WMY wrap party, film credit, and all the WMY Pro Gear swag.

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    $10,000 reward

    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Select this level to join the project as Executive Producer. This is your opportunity to play a vital and active role in the production and business-end of the film. Of course you get a full film credit as an EP and all the other goodies too since you'll be a big shot.

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