Yako-na

Yako-na is a pure cinema film, a visual journey imagined from the perspective of the San Marcos river, and what it has seen over time.
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Kevin Huffaker
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San Marcos, Texas
United States
5 Team Members

Yako­na : a film told through the eyes of the San Marcos River

 

This is a documentary about one of the most unique and beautiful spring-fed rivers in the world.  Home to eight endangered species, the San Marcos River is considered among the oldest continually inhabited areas in North America. Yako­na, meaning "rising water" in a local Native American language, is a visual journey through the crystal clear waters of the San Marcos River and its headwaters at Spring Lake. 

 

We follow the river from source to sea, through the changing seasons, interpreting the river’s time and memory, and documenting this relationship between the natural world and man. Yakona speaks directly to the viewer with its beauty, appealing to humanity’s higher nature, and the viewer begins to understand this is a river that yearns to remain unchanged despite everything that is changing around it.

 

So what now?

 

Now, we have nearly completed the film and are ready to send it for professional color correction, score, and sound design.  Itr must be completed and ready by August to be sent to premier film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Toronto, and Cannes to name a few. 

 

This is a sure thing!

 

Yakona is about the river, pure and simple.  Water, beauty, resource, life.  There are rivers and water everywhere, by helping Yakona, you bring awareness to places like this everywhere in the world.

 

Look at our press and media on Yakona:

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 2012 TFPF RECIPIENT - YAKONA

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"Alumni’s river documentary to be completed this summer."

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2013 article "A Cry for Help"

 
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"Freshwater: Exploring Ancient Springs in Texas" | National Geographic © Video courtesy Texas State University

 

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"Experimental Filmmakers Go With The Flow in 'Yakona' " | Slackerwood

 

 Austin Movie Blog
"Andrew Bujalski tops list of Texas Filmmaker Production Fund recipients"

 

http://smmercury.com/2013/04/12/texas-state-to-hold-river-film-screening/

 

HAYS FREE PRESS - 6/26/2013 Article

 

http://blog.indiereign.com/yakona-crowdfunds-on-indiegogo/

 

http://austin.ynn.com/content/top_stories/292707/filmmakers-tell-the-story-of-the-san-marcos-river

 

http://www.austinchronicle.com/blogs/screens/2013-07-03/kickstart-your-weekend-yakona/

Meet the Yakona Fundraising Team

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And here are a few of our great Sponsors:

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        Diveshop    

 

           The Meadows

 

                    

              

        Spencer Canoes

                     

 

 

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$43,163USD
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  • $25USD
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    Promo of Yakona

    (All the perks before this, plus....) You will receive a downloadable Special Promotional Version, in 720p, of Yakona once the film has been distributed.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
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    Yakona Updates

    You get an enthusiastic HIGH FIVE from the team when we see you, a heartfelt thank you in the form of an email, and access to all of our exclusive backer updates. Welcome to the Yakona Team!

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    (All the perks before this, plus....) You will be listed as a backer on the Yakona.org website, Twitter, and our Facebook page.

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  • $50USD
    Promo of Music + Photo

    (All the perks before this, plus....) You will receive a downloadable Special Promotional Version of the Yakona Soundtrack that will be available in both mp3 and flac formats and a special production still photo suitable for framing.

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    Yakona T-Shirt

    (All the perks before this, plus....) A unique Yakona t-shirt with original artwork done by a local artist.

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    Promo Blu Ray or DVD

    (All the perks before this, plus....) You will receive a Special Promotional Version of Yakona in either Blu-Ray or standard DVD signed by the filmmakers. Complete with IndieGoGo-backer exclusive cover art.

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  • $250USD
    VIP Event

    (All the perks before this, plus....) You will receive an invitation to the private VIP event with free food and drink, and a chance to hang out with the Yakona Team.

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  • $500USD
    Underwater Photography

    (All the perks before this, plus....) We will spend an hour in the San Marcos River with you using the same cameras we used on the film for a fantastic underwater photography shoot.

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    (All the perks up to the $250 level, plus....) We list your business name and logo (or individual name) prominently displayed through our website on an exclusive sponsor page, distribution through our social networking, and you are listed in the credits of Yakona as a sponsor.

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    Sponsor - Video

    (All the perks up to the $250 level, plus....) We will produce a 15-30 second made-for-web video, and also shoot professional still photos for you to use to promote yourself (this also includes your business name and logo prominently displayed through our website on an exclusive sponsor page, distribution through our social networking, and you are listed in the credits of Yakona as a sponsor.)

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    (All the perks up to the $250 level, plus....) We will help you design a professional website for your business/project. Please message us before you purchase this reward to make sure that we are a good fit for one another.

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    Film Crew for a Day

    (All the perks up to the $250 level, plus....) We will coordinate a 7 mile trip down the San Marcos River, filming your journey. We will work with you to create something that you can use as a business promotional tool, or just for fun. At the end, we will celebrate with a Texas style BBQ party. You will receive a DVD of the final product.

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    Executive Producer

    If you are interested in supporting our film at this level or above, please contact us.

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