MR50 - The Mission Ridge Movie

MR50 - A documentary-adventure that uncovers the history, culture and amazing riding that all takes place at Mission Ridge Ski Resort. Produced by North 40
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Charles Atkinson
Film
Wenatchee, Washington
United States
2 Team Members

MR50

The Mission Ridge Movie

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The crew at North 40 wants to make a documentary-adventure film celebrating the amazing history, culture and epic riding at Mission Ridge. We need the Mission Ridge community to help make it happen.

Indiegogo - EARLY ACCESS

Backing the project through Indiegogo is going to be the ONLY way for anyone to see the film in JAN 2016 before its public launch in the fall of 2016.

The Big Picture

Mission Ridge -- One of the most beloved icons of Central Washington. For 50 years she has been a beacon of hope for snow-hungry skiers and riders. When the founding fathers came together in 1962, they knew what was at stake. In the midst of controversy and perseverance “The Little Mountain That Could” was born. With an exciting cast of supporting characters from Gordon West to Prop Man the story of Mission Ridge will have you knee deep in powder!

Several characters from different generations will be featured in the film to give an indication just how special MR is to folks around here. Characters are essential to creating engaging documentary film. In this case we are fortunate because interesting characters have also been in abundance at MR. 

Skiing and Snowboarding - Breathtaking cinematography will be the heart of this movie. Action and beauty shots of Mission Ridge and people riding will be featured throughout the film.

Community - What does MR mean to the neighboring communities? What value does it have to individuals and the regional economy? Why have so many fought so hard to keep the mountain thriving over the last 50 years. This film will explore many of these questions.

The Mountain - We intend to make Mission Ridge a character in this film and to help bring out the mountain’s personality through it’s geology, location, the fluctuations in season, weather, the favorite runs, the favorite snows (years), etc.. We hope to personify the mountain to help the audience understand what Mission Ridge gives to thousands of skiers and snowboarders each year.

The Timeline

Production: '13-'14 Ski Season 

                   '14-'15 Ski Season

Post Production Summer/Fall 2015

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE! JAN 2016 for 50th Anniversary Year Kick-off!

PUBLIC LAUNCH: Fall 2016

Other Ways You Can Help

No matter what level you want to back the project at, we need help spreading the word about the campaign.

The Fine Print

*** Regarding associate producers and individuals who will be invited to ski with the film crew on Mission Ridge closed days, there are some important guidelines for you to consider:

1. You must stay with the film crew at all times. There will be no skiing on your own for those days. Failure to comply with this will result in forfeiting your ski day.

2. You must sign an accident waiver with Mission Ridge to participate.

3. You must be capable of skiing with the group. If you are deemed unqualified to ski in terrain chosen by the film crew, you may be asked to leave the mountain. If you can safely ski Bowl 5, you'll be able to follow.

4. If conditions are such that the Pro Patrol consider them to be too dangerous, the shoot can be cancelled at any time. Every attempt will be made to reschedule but there are no guarantees.

5. These shoots are weather dependent and we may not have much advanced notice. When conditions are good and a shoot is scheduled, associate producers will be notified and if available, they may participate. For the single day rewards, we will begin at the top of the list and move down based on order of how people signed up. If you are unavailable when we contact you, we will continue down the list until we have 2 skiers. On the next ski day we will begin from where we left off the list last time. You may skip up to 4 times. If unavailable for 4 times, you then forfeit your ski day.


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$43,680USD
raised by 352 people in 1 month
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$40,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on January 4, 2014
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  • $15USD
    PREMIERE TICKET

    When an awesome movie gets made, you have to be at an awesome premiere party! THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET A TICKET TO THE PREMIERE SCREENING!

    65 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2016
  • $15USD
    HD DIGITAL COPY

    Enjoy MR50 on your own couch for years to come!

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    Estimated delivery: April 2016
  • $25USD
    PREMIERE TICKET & HD DOWNLOAD

    You love this movie so much, you want a ticket to the premiere and and HD DIGITAL COPY of the movie.

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  • $30USD
    2 PREMIERE TICKETS

    Just how it sounds, you can buy 2 tickets! THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET A TICKET TO THE PREMIERE SCREENING!

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  • $60USD
    4 PREMIERE TICKETS

    Buy for your family or group of friends! THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET A TICKET TO THE PREMIERE SCREENING!

    27 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2016
  • $75USD
    MR50 T-SHIRT

    Get your swag on, with the first MR50 T-shirt, shipping this winter! INCLUDES A PREMIERE TICKET and HD DOWNLOAD

    27 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $125USD
    DATE PACK: 2 TIX & 2 SHIRTS

    Whats better than going to see MR50 on opening night? You AND your date going to MR50, with T-shirts! INCLUDES HD DOWNLOAD

    33 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $200USD
    PIC IN CREDITS - SMALL

    Get an image of yourself or your friends at Mission Ridge into the film! INCLUDES A PREMIERE TICKET and HD DOWNLOAD

    8 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2016
  • $250USD
    FAMILY FOUR PACK

    This sweet deal gets you 4 tickets to the premiere of the film and 4 t-shirts to wear your love for Mission Ridge all around town! INCLUDES HD DOWNLOAD

    5 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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    $399USD
    MR50 SEASONS PASS '14-'15

    OFFICIAL MR50 COMMEMORATIVE SEASONS PASS to Mission Ridge for NEXT year! Ski all season long and support the documentary! INCLUDES A PREMIERE TICKET and HD DOWNLOAD

    20 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2015
  • $500USD
    PIC IN CREDITS - LARGE

    Get a big image of yourself or your friends at Mission Ridge into the film! INCLUDES 2 PREMIERE TICKETS and HD DOWNLOAD

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2016
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    $800USD
    MR50 CORPORATE PASS

    OFFICIAL MR50 COMMEMORATIVE CORPORATE PASS Great for the office or family with occasional skiers and boarders! For this year OR next year. This is a transferable seasons pass! INCLUDES 2 PREMIERE TICKETS and HD DOWNLOAD

    2 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $1,000USD
    PRIVATE CAT SKI DAY @ MISSION

    PRIVATE CAT SKI DAY AT MISSION RIDGE! You get an invitation to join the film crew for a day of production. We will be filming portions of the movie on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the season, when the mountain is closed. We'd love for you to join us for one of those days! Plus we'll be seeing you at the premiere of the film with your complimentary TICKETS (2) in. INCLUDED HD DOWNLOAD & 2 T-SHIRTS **Please read the restrictions and limitations for this reward at the bottom of the main tex

    9 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $1,500USD
    PRIVATE SCREENING PARTY

    We'll throw a party at your home or office and screen the movie before its available to the public! We'll provide the movie, projector, screen, and sound. * Must be in Greater Wenatchee Area

    1 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2016
  • $2,500USD
    YOUR OWN SKI FILM

    The North 40 film crew will join you for a half day of skiing. We'll bring our new super-slow motion camera and other fun gear that will make you the star of your own winter sports masterpiece. We'll cut the footage together in a short 3-min movie with your favorite song! And we'll be seeing you at the premiere with your complimentary set of 4 TICKETS, wearing your 2 T-SHIRTS. INCLUDES HD DOWNLOAD

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  • $5,000USD
    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - OPEN SET

    You get a back-stage pass to join the crew on any and all production days at MISSION RIDGE, which will include 5-10 days of CAT SKIING while the mountain is closed. Get your powder gear ready for first tracks all season long for two seasons! INCLUDES 4 PREMIERE TICKETS, 4 T-SHIRTS and HD DOWNLOAD **Please read the restrictions and limitations for this reward at the bottom of the main text.**

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