The Season: A feature Length Documentary

The Season follows the Dundee Hurricanes an amateur American Football team throughout their year covering the high & lows during the sesaon after a winless year
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The Season 


The Season is a feature length documentary directed by Alex Harron & produced by Andrew Glen, which follows the Dundee Hurricanes, an amateur Amercian Football team throughout the 2014 season.

The Team

The Producer & Director, Andrew Glen & Alex Harron have made several short to medium documentaries on various subjects,which have been shown at film festivals in Britain and internationally, two of which are on the BBC:BBC Three Fresh: No Set Door Price & BBC Film Network: Wrestling Is Like Ballet With Violence

The Story and its Goal

Our goal is to make a compelling documentary about the Dundee Hurricanes, what makes this project different? The team is from Scotland. The Dundee Hurricanes are an amateur American Football team who lost all of their previous season games. Officially the worst team in the country with rising costs to keep the club afloat, the team are struggling to retain and recruit players. The new season finds the club with a new Coach, new found optimism and believe that they can reach their Holy Grail: The Play-offs. Only thing in the way, life, jobs and even family commitments. All of this for a hobby which results in players with broken bones and concussions which effects their relationships and everyday jobs. This film gives you an intimate insight into the players and coaches’ passion for the game and how they try to juggle life with their commitment to their team.



What We've Done So Far

Since October 2013, we have been filming the Hurricanes as they prepare themselves for the new season which starts mid April 2014 and we plan on wrapping production by the end of August, 2014. The footage we've captured looks amazing and really conveys the team’s story of brotherhood, adversity, and triumph in a unique and emotionally connecting way. The Teaser Trailer shown above gives a glimpse of what the final film will be like. Here is the film's official website: www.Buytheticketproductions.com

Why We Need your Help

Through our own means, and funding from local Business's, we have been able to film the pre-season games and training sessions. We've kept the production of the film completely independent, which allows us to maintain creative control over the final cut. However to film the rest of the season and to edit the film in the way the story deserves to be told, we still need to pay for other things:

Here’s what we need:

  • HDV Tapes 

  • Petrol (were based in Fife, the commute from Dundee to Fife is a round trip of 62 miles)

  • Animated sequences by the motion graphic Artist Austin Temby (the film were contain animated titles and several animated sequences similar to this link: www.Austintranslation.com

  • Music (Were hoping to work with the composer Javier Suarez (jahzzar) on the score) You can listen to his work hear:betterwithmusic.com

  • Promotional and marketing materials (to spread the word about The Season)

  • Film festival entry fees for the film

If (when) We Reach Our Goal

When we reach our goal, like the driven athletes in this story, we’re going to set a new one. We will strive towards delivering this film in the most professional and compelling manner possible.

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that some people may not be able to contribute financially. Another way you can help us make this project a reality is to spread the word. Word of mouth has been a powerful tool for us throughout this process, and when supplemented by the sharing power of the Internet’s social media… there are no limits for this campaign. Whether you are contributing financially or not, please share this link with everyone you know. Just like every Pound counts, so does every social media share.

What Your Donation Gets You

Here are some pictures of what your donations can get you. We can guarantee the delivery of all t-shirts & posters by June 2014.  

 (ALL T-SHIRTS ARE MADE OF PRESHRUNK COTTON AND COME IN:S M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL ,5XL)

The Poster (the poster shown is a teaser poster and final design will be different)


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  • £5GBP
    The First Down

    You will receive a special thanks on the films Facebook page & on the films closing credits.

    2 claimed
  • £16GBP
    The Second Down

    You will receive the following: - A special edition DVD copy of "The Season with your name on it. - A special thanks on the films Facebook page & on the films closing credits.

    18 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • £50GBP
    The Third Down

    You will receive the following: - One ticket to the premiere of "The Season" to be held in Dundee" - A special edition DVD copy of "The Season with your name on it. - A special thanks on the films Facebook page & amp; on the films closing credits.

    2 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • £120GBP
    The Fourth Down

    You will receive the following: - An exclusive Poster of the film with your name on it. - A Dundee Hurricanes training T-shirt. - Two tickets to the premiere of "The Season" to be held in Dundee" - A special edtion DVD copy of "The Season with your name on it. - A special thanks on the films Facebook page & on the films closing credits.

    2 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • £1,000GBP
    The Touchdown

    Everything that been previously mentioned as well as the following: - The film-makers will take you dinner and drinks on the night of the premiere. - You will also receive an executive producer credit on the film.

    1 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
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