Tuesday, March 27, 2012

CALI RUSH getting Kickstarted

There are a few film-makers that I follow and am excited about when they have a project in the works...Mikey Weir is way towards the top of that list. His current project, three plus years in the making, is not a fishing film but rather a romp through the California action sports scene. Based on the existing footage it looks awesome, but he needs to raise some funds to get the film through post-production and out to the public. To that end he is using the site Kickstarter to see if those funds can be raised.

Here is part of a note from Mike about the project:
I'd like to take a second to tell you about a new movie project I'm working on called CALI RUSH. CALI RUSH Movie is a celebration of California and some of it's most adventurous and talented athletes, spectacular landscapes and diverse wildlife. The movie features athletes who are in search of the Ultimate rush as well as a more harmonious relationship with the Natural world through sports, lifestyle, recreation and environmental technology. Join this modern day tribe of adventurers as they explore some of California's most wild and beautiful places in search of epic conditions and the ultimate ride. CALI RUSH features all human-powered sports that work in harmony with the flows of nature, don't rely on gasoline and create the least amount of impact. This HD multi sports adventure movie follows the changing of the seasons through some of California's most wild and beautiful places and highlights some of the burliest action sports and progressive athletes our state has to offer.

CALI RUSH is like a California Adventure Film Festival all rolled into one package. The Movie is broken up into 12 different chapters that represent the different months of the year. Each chapter features a different sport and location. I've been working on this movie project for over 3 years now from concept to execution. It's been a fun but huge and sometime overwhelming task to gather all this footage. I've filmed a good portion of the movie myself and the rest is footage i'm buying from other film makers who specialize in the the different sports we're featuring.

I think this is going to be a super cool film and am excited to see it come out. Figuring I will purchase it when it comes out, it seems to me to be a no-brainer to pledge atleast the $25 to help it along...and that pledge entitles me to a copy when it is done. Win , win!

If you are able to and excited like I am then pledge a couple bucks to CALI RUSH through Kickstarter at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1391060526/cali-rush-movie

-mike schmidt

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