Happy New Year everyone. Here at b4apres we are primed, ready and excited for what 2013 brings! 2012 was a great year with production of STAND keeping us busy and motivated. The Haida Gwaii SUP expedition with Norm Hann went off perfectly, the Bella Bella woodshop students were a true inspiration and we have been humbled by the ocean as we float around Tofino in the heart of winter documenting Raph Bruhwiler’s connection the water. In early November we launched a crowdfunding campaign on the popular site InidieGoGo and thanks to the contributions of people out there passionate about our coast we raised over $12,000. As the creators or STAND Nicolas and myself are buoyed by the support and eternally grateful for people’s contributions. The money raised will go towards music rights, animation and sound design among other production expenses to make STAND the film that we aspire it to be.
The campaign closed on Christmas eve and since then people who missed out have been emailing asking where they might still contribute. The best thing for people to do is to go to our Power Teaser on Vimeo and click on the “Tip Jar” button underneath the video where you can donate to the project. Contributions on Vimeo go directly to the creators so we will see it.
A big thank you to all those who contributed to the IndieGoGo campaign. We are about to warp up shooting for the film and commit ourselves to the process of distilling down a year’s worth of incredible adventures and experiences that heightened our sense of what the West Coast is all about. The great hope is that in 2013 STAND will do the same for it’s viewers.