21/10/2011 | by Tom Copsey
Sleeping Giants, a documentary on snowboarding in China produced by Blickinsfreie, is the world’s first crowdfunded snowboard documentary. So get involved with making it happen and get your asses to one of the many premiere tour stops this fall…
Have you ever heard about crowdfunding? No!? Well, Sleeping Giants is world’s first snowboard movie which is partly realized by its own fans: you! The teaser is finished but there is still a lack of budget for the post-production to fill. Fans can choose various kinds of support and get interesting rewards for their donation.
So don’t wait, support the project with, for example, 5 Euros and get the movie as high definition download delivered as Christmas present earlier than regular non-backers will be able to watch it.
It happened more or less by accident when filmmaker René Eckert (www.blickinsfreie.de) decided to create a new snowboard documentary in 2011. With the unique chance to visit China, Eckert decided to use that opportunity to realize Blickinsfreie’s new masterpiece. The movie is presented by our long term partner Ripzone Europe (www.ripzone-europe.de).
After movies like From Romania with Love or last year’s highlight At Equilibrium the new movie deals with the development of snowboarding in China. The documentary focuses on the passion-driven Chinese shredders and the key role of the Nanshan Open snowboard competition which has driven the young Chinese scene to become one of the most progressive out there.
Besides Chinese stars including Wang Lei and He Wei, legends such as Travis Parker and Risto Mattila join shooting stars Nils Arvidsson, Marc Swoboda and Werni Stock to give a deep insight into the snowboard culture of the Far East.
World Tour 2012
Like in the last years a world wide premiere tour is about to kick off which is followed by the High Definition Download of the movie around Christmas time.
The world premiere takes place the 15th October in Beijing followed by more than 20 premieres until the final screening at ISPO 2012 in Münich. Of course various DJs and live acts make the afterparties to highlights as well.
Those ones of you that always wanted to know how subcultures like snowboarding develop in a world where Facebook or Myspace is banned, should make sure to visit one of the premiere stops or get ready for the movie as HIGH DEFINITION DOWNLOAD at Christmas 2011.
Blickinsfreie is asking fans to actively support the post-production of Sleeping Giants. Since this movie project got just partly funded by sponsoring, Blickinsfreie is aiming to fund the lack of budget in post- production by innovative crowdfunding. People that appreciate this project have the opportunity to support the post-production through the different donation options on the left hand side of this website. Unique rewards like HIGH DEFINITION DOWNLOADS to HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO SERIES or ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTERS are waiting to be given to the backers.
Sleeping Giants fans on Facebook will be rewarded with free access to one of our movies.