A couple of years ago I met Jake Cornish, a Canadian Snowboarder living in Switzerland and survivor of a horrific avalanche that left him with two broken arms, a flesh full of metal plates and gruesome scars. Jake lives and breathes for the snow and even an avalanche couldn't stop him riding. After hearing Jake's story I decided to make a film about him. It was our first ever snowboard film and the white powder gave us such a buzz that we realised that we want to keep on making these films as long as we can. But they aren't just your run of the mill snow pornos, no, they're stories with real heart and real people as the focus, a new generation of action documentary. Now we've formed a team with a plan to keep making films iike this every winter and specialise in this niche genre of extreme stories, changing the way people look at snowboarding.
Here's a link to our first movie 'The White Line: A Film about a Snowboarder' http://youtu.be/cYKb6Ti5M6Q
DEEPER THAN SNOW (2013)
Our next project aims to do something a little different and employ more action whilst preserving the narrative drive that makes our films unique. The last film set the stage for Jake and painted a vivid picture of his personal circumstances, so now we're looking to delve into the psychology of 'the moment' of and ask the question 'why do you ride?' Whilst preserving all the narrative aspects everybody loved about the first film, we're going bigger on the riding and focusing the story on the differences between riding park and powder. Employing some state of the art camera gear, we're going to take the cinematography to a whole new level. Diagnosis: An amazing new snowboard film is coming your way!
WHAT YOU GET
- 20-30 minute Snowboard movie (October 2013)
- 4 Webisodes (released throughout the year)
- 'Behind the Goggles' production diaries (released throughout the year)
- Crew Interviews
The film will deconstruct each phase of the thrill of the ride from the mental preparation to the stoke of the landing, with a combination of beautiful cinematography and a sensitive story. Last time we explored a broad story of a man's life in a short space of time, this time we will enter into something more specific and much greater detail. In addition, we'll be releasing 4 shorts experts from the movie at regular intervals just so you can prepare yourselves for the level of awesome to be expected from the full movie. In addition to this, we'll be making sure to let you in on how the movie was made and show you all the challenges we faced to overcome the obstacles in order to get those perfect lines.
The last film was entirely self funded but we didn't reach the levels we could have, because we were missing that little bit of investment to take the picture to new heights. Here's a breakdown of the budget and where the money will be going. Of course, we might be able to get some sponsorship deals on lift passes and accomodation but we can't guarantee it so we have to aim high. Any money not used in these specific areas will be invested into other parts of the film.
Flights (London-Geneva) = $1000
Transportation = $500
Hotels = $1000
Snowboard Gear = $500
Lift Passes = $1000
Camera & Kit Rental = $1500
Emergency Allowance = $500
If we fail to reach our goal, we will prioritise the use of money and pay for what's most important from the funds raised and put our own pennies into the rest. Likewise, if we achieve beyond our target we promise to put the money straight into the film to help with post production and marketing. We promise not to take any money as 'payment', so you can rest assured none of this is going into our pocket and that we use it only for what is necessary to create a good movie.
We realise that not everybody that wants to help can spare the money- that's cool. You can share our progress via social media and facebook/tweet/tumbl/blog the story out to your friends.