August 2, 2013 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with 2 comments
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Now that Team USA has delivered a third straight Gold at the World Games, you will be able to see way behind-the-scenes in an upcoming documentary, Bidding For Gold.
Ultiworld’s very own videographer Adam Shapiro has been pouring time, energy, and a lot of money into following Team USA around the United States and down to Cali, Colombia, documenting their path to Gold. He has already released a teaser trailer with footage taken before traveling to Colombia.
After spending nearly everything he had to get to Cali, he is now raising funds on Kickstarter to return to the United States and get started on the post-production efforts.
As with any Kickstarter project, there are some great rewards for donating money to the project. For just $20, you can get an HD digital download of the finished product. Some unique opportunities include getting Nicky Spiva to write you a love advice column, having Beau Kittredge send you a signed copy of one of his children’s books along with a personalized video of him reading the book to you in front of a fireplace, talking for 45 minutes with coach Matt Tsang, or receiving signed discs or jerseys.
[quote]Bidding for Gold is attempting to write the history of the sport as it unfolds before us. We are at the most pivotal time in the history of the sport, with its recognition by the International Olympic Committee; ESPN coverage; the invention of not one, but two pro leagues; and USA Ultimate’s golden child, The Triple Crown Tour. Paraphrasing Dr. Tom Crawford, USA Ultimate’s CEO, the goal of USAU and the Triple Crown Tour is to both highlight the highest level of Ultimate in the world and put on a “show” so that the sport will further develop at the youth level. As an Ultimate player who has been touched by the sport, I truly believe it is my duty to help in the best way that I can to bring the sport to more people of all ages across the country.
The film will set up the sport and tell its history so that any passerby may understand both its simplicities and its nuances. I hope that they may find inspiration in the athletes representing our country at The World Games, and in turn become both players and fans of the sport. As I mentioned, it is my and the rest of the Ultimate community’s duty to proliferate the sport across borders, boundaries, and cultures. [/quote]
If you want to support this exciting project, go check out the kickstarter.