Greener Pastures: Offshore

This 5-part sport adventure web-series represents top international longboard free-riders, core industry sponsors & respected filmers in a unique ideal location
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Video / Web
Hanover, Ontario
Canada
5 Team Members

 

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Greener Pastures, Offshore

My name is Patrick Switzer, Producer of Greener Pastures. I am the 2011 IGSA World Cup Series Champion, 2010-2012 Canadian Champion, a spokesperson for the sport of longboarding and a passionate member of our beloved international community.

Greener Pastures is a high quality online web-series, which represents top international riders and core industry brand sponsors together, with no bias. This allows for uninhibited cooperation between riders. It’s this sense of community and cooperation that’s at the heart of contemporary longboarding.

Greener Pastures, Switzerland has become an international favourite since fall 2011. We have reached +900,000 views combined on the Greener Pastures and all sponsor channels through YouTube & Vimeo. The project has received widespread recognition from various media sources in print, online and radio. Our thanks to those who promoted Greener Pastures. These companies and lovely individuals are listed above.

Greener Pastures, Offshore brings together a new talented crew in another unique uncaptured location ideal for skateboarding. The goals of the project remain, to highlight new perspectives of this developing sport, open opportunities for riders, allow the industry to collaborate on one major film project, skate the best roads in the world with the most talented riders, and showcase individual rider styles and personalities. 

 

GP Offshore Roads

 

Our production crew:

Our experienced crew of creative and passionate professionals are also skateboarders. They will be utilizing the Sony NEX-FS700 shooting at 240 frames per second and varied Canon DSLR’s (7D, 5D MKii, 5D MKiii). A DSLR mounted to our Dedicam Octocopter will provide exceptional aerial photography.

 

GP Offshore Production Crew

 

Alberto Fernandez aka PerroPro (Director, Videographer, Editor, Steady cam Operator)

Yvon Labarthe (Director of Photography, Editor, Aerial Videography, Special Effects)

Adrian Rodriguez aka Agro (Still Photographer)

Tamara Prader (Art Director, Production Assistant)

Claudio Uribe (Web Designer, Marketing Executive)

Martin Diaz (Logistics, Transportation, Safety)

Marcos Costa (Transportation, Safety)

Liam Hornby (Sound Editor)

Patrick Switzer (Producer, Assistant Director)

 

Our riders:

The focus of GP Offshore is to work with young talented free riders that are over-skilled and under-exposed. These riders are stars at the grass roots level; roll models, and community leaders in their own geographic location. We can expect a lot from them, with vast opportunity for growth. 

 

GP Offshore Riders

 

Axel Serrat (Barcelona, Spain)

Camilo Cespedes (Bogota, Colombia)

Ethan Cochard (Eugene, Oregon, USA)

John Doy Tongco aka Dandoy (Lapu Lapu, Philippines)

Kevin Bouaich (Courrendlin, Switzerland)

Kody Noble (Los Angeles, USA)

Levi Green (Citrus Heights, California, USA)

Maximilian Gradlmiller (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

 

Our goal is to build characters through authentic relationships built between the riders and videographers. Specific shooting blocks will bring the group together and separate the group to work with the individuals’ unique personality and style. As well, will highlight the skills of working together, and differences of each rider in a group dynamic.

The longboarding industry is growing exponentially and still not close to its peak. There are countless new companies emerging, and technologies being developed. GP Offshore will portray the sport not just in the "Extreme Sport" category, but in a well thought narrative, artistic and cultural way.

Our location is among the most "motorized" cities in the world with an incredible 800 cars per 1000 inhabitants ratio. 'Studies showing 50% of all trips that people take in cars are less than 5 miles.' ~ Boosted Boards

Sports change lives every day, they provide a powerful vehicle to make a positive difference in the world. GP Offshore is a great opportunity to raise awareness about alternative transportation in a fun, creative way.

 

GP Offshore Longboard Paradise

 

Our Goal 

Your generous contributions to our campaign will first cover rider accommodations and food throughout the three-week project.  Afterwards will cover production costs, marketing and distribution of the series and eventually a feature length film on DVD!

The costs associated with GP are few and simplified. All aspects of the budget are researched carefully to continue a sustainable future for the project, and this opportunity for the sponsors and our riders.

We love this type of project and what it offers to the genre of skateboarding which are seen in other extreme sports such as snowboarding, skiing, surfing, mountain biking, climbing and paragliding.

These films capture talented people living their dream on the edge of their comfort zone. Athletes seek ultimate thrills through their sport for the fun, insipration and adventure, because that is what makes life worth living!

Many of these film projects show athletes riding in multiple locations in the best places for their sport in the world. For Greener Pastures, the group is hosted in one location for a three week duration. Baby steps will allow for further athlete support and travel options to grow! 

By contributing to the Greener Pastures campaign you are helping push the industry standard for quality media production, quality of life for athletes, marketing abilities such as establishing world-wide screenings for the film to reach a wider audience and viewers outside of board sports.

Planning for the future 3rd Greener Pastures series, we wish to reach out to a larger field of riders in multiple international locations. With so many talented riders and unique places, constructions and features in the world, we wish to reach this opportunity out to capture what drives the skill progression and infectious community growth.

 

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If the goal isn't met:

We have chosen 'flexible funding' for this campaign because if we don't reach our goal the project WILL go ahead, just on a smaller scale. Your contributions will go first towards covering expenses for our riders, as we believe this is an important next step for Greener Pastures moving forward.

 

Greener Pastures Project Sponsors

Our industry sponsors confirm 60% of our budget:

Greener Pastures Offshore Industry Sponsors

Arbor Skateboards | DC Shoes | EDGE Boardshop | Landyachtz Longboards

Loaded Boards | Orangatang Wheels | Original Skateboards

Push Culture Apparel | Rayne Longboards | Sick Boards | Triple Eight

 

Also our supporters:

Greener Pastures Offshore Supporters

Bear TrucksFibretec Skateboards | Skate Slate | Vicious Griptape

 

Rewards

GP Co-Branded Products

Our sponsors have offered a number of limited edition Greener Pastures co-branded products as rewards for this campaign.

 

Custom Graphic GP + Rayne Longboards 2013 "Fortune" P~Swiss pro model complete with GP + Bear 852 (Green) Trucks, Orangatang Moronga Wheels, Vicious Griptape, Loaded Bearings & Hardware.

*First releases of the 2013 Rayne Fortune Patrick Switzer pro model board and limited run of GP Offshore graphic (designed by Tamara Prader)

*Limited run of GP + Bear (Soylent Green) Trucks

*Just released Orangatang Moronga Wheels

www.raynelongboards.com

 

www.loadedboards.com

www.beartrucks.com

Greener Pastures Rayne Longboards Fortune P swiss pro model complete

 

GP + Push Culture Apparel Hoodie

*Limited run

www.pushcultureapparel.com

Greener Pastures Push Culture Hoodie

 

GP + Triple 8 Dual Certified Helmet (CPSC ASTM)
 
GP Triple 8 Helmet Patrick Switzer
 
Other GP rewards created by the project are:

GP T-shirts (1,2,3) - Be sure to specify your name, style # and size in the comments section!

GP T-shirts

 

 

Poster (samples)GP Poster

GP Poster

 

Sticker Pack from GP and our sponsors (sample)

GP Sticker Pack

 

Postcards (samples)

Greener Pastures Draft Postcard

 GP Postcard

 GP Postcard

 

If you're not able to contribute financially, 

Please spread the word about Greener Pastures through the Indiegogo share tools to your friends and family! Check out our website www.skategreenerpastures.com as it is updated throughout filming, and drop us a line via our email info@skategreenerpastures.com for questions, what you'd love to see in the film, music suggestions, thoughts or notes to the riders and production crew!

If you would like to contribute on a different level,

We would be happy to work with you if you have a different idea of how you can contribute such as holding a screening of an episode or full length film for the public or providing us with music to get your creativity out there to the world.

If you would like to contribute on a larger sponsorship scale to be part of Greener Pastures, or have an another reward idea please contact me directly at patrick@skategreenerpastures.com.

 

Thank you for reading, and for your contributions supporting this dream to come alive again!

 

 

Greener Pastures Switzerland Sponsors:

Greener Pastures Switzerland Sponsors

 

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  • $8USD
    A lot of little can help a lot

    You will receive a GP Postcard featuring either a rider, the group or a behind the scenes moment. The crew sends long distance high-fives and our 'ocho' riders will each shred a hairpin in your honour!

    66 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $30USD
    GP EP1 Early Release Link +

    GP postcard, sticker pack from GP and our sponsors, and a link to the first episode one week before public release, September 3.

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $50USD
    GP Support you can wear

    GP t-shirt, stickers and a poster featuring either a rider, the group or a behind the scenes moment, and a link to the first episode one week before public release, September 3. (Specify t-shirt size + style) (Add $10 for international shipping)

    21 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $65USD
    Mystery Box

    You will receive a mystery box of items from GP, the riders and crew, which were used or found on location during the production of the GP Offshore. Also a link to the first episode one week before public release, September 3. (Domestic shipping included, Please add $20 for international shipping)

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $70USD
    GP Rider's wheels & SWAG

    Worn set of wheels rode in the filming of Greener Pastures autographed by their rider, a postcard, GP + sponsors stickers, a GP t-shirt, a poster, and a link to the first episode one week before public release, September 3. (Specify t-shirt size + style) (Domestic shipping included, Please add $20 for international shipping)

    17 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $80USD
    GP Triple 8 P~Swiss Helmet +

    Triple 8 Dual-Certified Patrick Switzer Pro model helmet, TWO GP t-shirts, full set of GP postcards, GP + Sponsor sticker pack, and a link to the first episode one week before public release, September 3. (Specify t-shirt size + style) (Domestic shipping included, Please add $30 for international shipping) P.S. Shipping a helmet is very expensive!

    10 out of 45 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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    $185USD
    GP Push Culture Hoodie +

    Limited edition GP embroidered Push Culture skate hoodie (reinforced padding, extra durable), a GP t-shirt, Push Culture and GP stickers, and a link to the first episode one week before public release, September 3. (Specify t-shirt size + style)(Domestic shipping included. Please add $30 for international shipping)

    10 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $250USD
    GP Rayne FORTUNE

    THE FIRST RELEASES and limited edition GP graphic Rayne Longboards FORTUNE, Patrick Switzer pro model. Also a GP t-shirt, Rayne + GP stickers, and a link to the first episode one week before public release, September 3. (Specify t-shirt size + style) (Domestic shipping included, Please add $40 for international shipping)

    8 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $400USD
    GP Rayne FORTUNE Complete +

    THE FIRST RELEASES and limited edition GP graphic Rayne Longboards FORTUNE, Patrick Switzer pro model / Orangatang Moronga wheels / GP + Bear 852 Trucks (soylent green) / Vicious Grip / Loaded Bearings and Hardware. Also a GP t-shirt, Rayne + GP stickers, and a link to the first episode one week before public release, September 3. (Specify t-shirt size + style) (Domestic shipping included, Please add $75 for international shipping)

    3 out of 9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $700USD
    Lessons with a PRO & complete

    The Perks from above *GP Rayne FORTUNE Complete +* package, and Patrick or another rider (regionally specific) will spend a day with you as your personal professional longboard instructor, AND buy you a burrito! Perfect for a birthday present, and better than the same at a ski resort! Also a link to the first episode one week before public release, September 3. (Travel and accommodation not provided. Date to be arranged with consideration to instructor availability) (Add $75 for international)

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Shop sponsor screenings + SWAG

    GP Screening in your shop/city of the trailer and pre-release 1st episode, at the time of trailer release in early August. Your store logo on the GP website under Indiegogo Supporters. SWAG for the screenings including, Rayne Fortune Complete (with Orangatang Moronga wheels, Bear 852 Trucks (green), Vicious Grip, Loaded Bearings, Hardware), 1 GP + PC Hoodie, 10 GP t-shirts, 25 posters, 25 postcards, a digital download of each episode to host more screenings, 10 DVDs. (DVDs shipped March 2014)

    3 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Associate Producer credit +

    Associate Producer credit! Your name or company logo at beginning of each episode, the trailer, sponsors page on the website and DVD packaging. Perks from "Shop sponsor screenings + SWAG" package and a download to each episode draft to give your input on the final released videos. (DVDs shipped in March 2014)

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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