Under The Weather - A NZ Surfing Film

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Damon Meade

Posted by Damon Meade

Last seen: 05/07/2012

This project successfully raised it's funding goal on August 20th.

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FUNDED!


Posted 1502 days ago

As you may have heard the “Under The Weather” funding campaign was highly successful, raising $18,115 and exceeding the target. This is an awesome thing for NZ surfing and now gives me a proper chance to get stuck in and make a good film. It wouldn’t have got there without you all so I’d like to personally thank everybody who got behind it and helped make it happen.

Closeup did a story on the campaign on Friday night which really helped in getting it over the line. Check it outHERE.
In the 4 hours following the Closeup story the website went crazy and steadily moved towards exceeding the target. Got to be happy with a good bit of free publicity and thanks to thewww.socialbacking.comcrew for sorting that out!

I’ve been filming constantly over the last 4 months and will continue doing so between now and the end of November. We just finished a stint in Gisborne with Maz Quinn, Johnny Hicks, Ricardo Christie and Blair Stewart, and have enjoyed a good run of weather and decent swell last week.

Sponsors:
We are pleased to have on board Sitka, Sanuk, Muvi, and Aerial 7 – along with a particularly generous pledge from one Teddy Kingofgisy Thompson who has also assumed a significant donation role. Again, these companies and individuals were key in bringing the project to life and all deserve a massive thank you!

Schedule:
- 10 x ‘Under The Weather’ webclips starting September 4th
- Movie finished & available for download December 5th

Stay tuned for further release info etc!

Rewards:
I’m in the process of dealing with rewards and will be in touch with each individual regarding August rewards between now and Friday. They are all due to be posted on time. Any queries for rewards delivery please email longwhitecloud.tv@gmail.com

Stoked on how it’s all going, stay tuned to this site as the full project rolls out over the coming months!

Thanks again

Damon Meade

Payments


Posted 1506 days ago

Anyone who is seeing 2 payments by their name please do not worry, there is a bug with the pledge registry, but any funds pledged will only be taken as you have given - so have only been made once! Thanks again to everybody who has come on board, really stoked and looking forward to making a good surf film! You are all awesome

Project Extension


Posted 1522 days ago

For those of you wondering why the project now has an extra couple of weeks remaining, the team at socialbacking.com allowed us to extend the project. The website is new and as this project was one of the first ones up there they were testing the site out and ironing out a couple of minor bugs. Now the site is up and running with everything working great it only seemed fair to offer the first projects a bit of extra mileage.

All of the backers to date have been emailed and notified of this info, and all rewards will still be on schedule for the month of delivery as originally stated. Hopefully everybody supports this move. Almost half way towards the target, time remaining, lets do this!

Massive Thank You!


Posted 1524 days ago

Wow, so far there have been 104 backers hitting the total of over $6000 - this is huge and I'd really like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to get behind this, it means a lot. Time is ticking with the campaign but I will do my best to make it happen over the coming days and hit that target.

Thanks again.

Damon Meade


Posted 1524 days ago

Anybody who may have missed the video updates onlongwhitecloud.tv– these are going to be running right through the project period in the lead up to the film release. Here are a few below (click on them):


Posted 1525 days ago

7 Days to go..

With only 7 days remaining, theUnder The Weathercrowdfunding campaign has a fair way to go to reach the funding target of $14,000. If it doesn’t reach that target, it raises $0 and the whole project won’t happen. This is the way that crowdfunding works – it’s an all or nothing funding initiative that ensures only worthy projects get the green light. Crowdfunding is massive overseas with the worlds biggest sitekickstarter.comraising hundreds of millions of dollars in the three or so years it has been around.

There are still plenty of good bargains on the site which people can snap up in the next 7 days. There are lots of pairs of Oakley, ELectric, and Arnette sunglasses, Hurley Boardshorts, a Quiksilver wetsuit, Rip Curl watch, Billabong travel pack, a Canon camera. Plenty there. Many of these products are packaged together with the DVD which will make a great combo. Look at it as early Christmas shopping perhaps? The main point of these rewards is that they were generously donated by surf companies and are designed to fund the film itself, which is the ultimate aim of the project.

The weekly videos have been designed to show glimpses of what the project is all about, keep people entertained for a few minutes here and there, and to help revive the rather dead genre of NZ surfing video content. Here’s some of what we have come up with so far:

Like a Bondi TramAcross From That BakeryA Couple Runners

I’m looking for some kind of a powerplay over the next 6 days to hopefully make this project happen. The film will be given away by free download remember, the whole world can watch this thing. Potentially we might be looking at hundreds of thousands of hits. Good for tourism. A great profile boost for the riders involved. Well worthwhile all round I’d say. I can’t do this by myself, I need some help here guys and girls. If anybody who believes in this cause can please go out of their way to pass the link around, embed it, share it, tweet it, help me get it out there – that would be awesome. And if you or anybody else you know wants to get behind the project and join the 92 people so far who have pledged some $$ into the socialbacking project – everything adds up / big or small. Any companies out there that have a rider presence in the proposed film, businesses that want to support surfing in NZ, there are options for you to get involved too. We can customize a package for you. Lets talk.

In the meantime I’m going to keep on this. Seems like a good week to be pulling rabbits out of hats. 6 and a half days to go.


Update - July 26


Posted 1529 days ago

TheUnder The Weathercrowdfunding campaign has been steadily gaining momentum over the past two and a half weeks, and today has ticked over on a few milestones:

$4,726pledged to date
4506Vimeo plays
400Facebook likes on the socialbacking.com site
79backers
18tweets
10companies that have contributed product to the cause
11days to go..

Well and truly a numbers game it seems. The most important of those figures by far are the 79 people who have got behind the project and backed it with their hard earned money. I’m overwhelmed by the generous support so far and would like to personally thank you all for entertaining the thought and pledging. Also to be thanked are the 10 companies that have got behind the project and contributed product for rewards. It’s definitely encouraging and with time still remaining to reach the $14k target, who knows?

I’m going to look outside the square and push to get this thing off the ground between now and August 6th. It’s definitely worth doing; the surfers we have in NZ are excelling right now. The flipside of this is that they get next to no video coverage and for the most part, struggle to find enough money to have a decent shot at pursuing their chosen sport. Good reason to try to shine some international spotlight back towards surfing in NZ if you ask me. I am totally confident that we can make a good film and get people from all around the world watching it. Afterall, we live in the age of the free digital download. Companies give away full length surf films almost monthly. Billabong most recently have given away their new film ‘Daze at Sea” this week:Click here for the free download.

Last year Josh Kerr released his movieThe Kerrazy Kroniclesand generated hundreds of thousands of views. TheSurfer Hot 100movie did the same. Nike also released the epic womens surf film ‘Leave a Message’ and the youtube clip has had over 300,000 views, not to mention download numbers which I believe went over a million.

Those numbers make pretty good reading. Who knows how many eyes we can get on this thing once the film is sitting there online for all to see. It will be good exposure for the surfers in the film and good for tourism in NZ.

Asking people for money sucks. No matter how good your cause, how many people you have behind you, or how ambitious your plan is, at the end of the day the money topic can be niggly at best. When I first came up with the idea I was a little naive perhaps.. My grand plan involved 2500 people pledging $5 a pop and walking away with a cool digital film and a sense of having helped make it happen. The magical $5 or $10 donation is still quite key, and I’m hoping more people can jump on board and pledge in the near future. The obstacle right now is time. This campaign needs to reach its target within the next 11 days, $14,000 NZD – and then we can start our work.

If you are into what I’m doing and have been enjoying the content on this site, please get behindUnder The Weatherand help spread the word, tell your friends or anyone who might be interested. There are still plenty of great rewards to be had at bargain prices! In return I’ll make a killer film and keep you entertained with weekly webclips throughout. Thanks again for your support!

Damon Meade

Like these photos? Why not pledge for a printed version either framed or on canvas? There are plenty of images to choose from!

Remember to stay tuned for all video and photo updates on www.longwhitecloud.tv


Posted 1543 days ago

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Damon Meade

Damon Meade about 1506 days ago

Thanks Neil, Maru and Rees for getting behind it and for the messages of support. Endless Spring here we come!

Maru Ririnui

Maru Ririnui about 1506 days ago

Came here while the story was playing on the news. Saw that the project was close to goal. By the time I got the credit card out, it was over so ordered the DVD.. Congrats & all the best with the project. Endless Summer Kiwi styles ...

Elijah Cusack

Elijah Cusack about 1506 days ago

Looking forward to seeing an amazing movie, grats Damon!

Rees Morley

Rees Morley about 1506 days ago

Great story tonight on CloseUp. Stoked you reached your target bro.

Neil Raines

Neil Raines about 1508 days ago

Sanuk New Zealand is stoked to be part of this project, good luck reaching your target!

Damon Meade

Damon Meade about 1529 days ago

Thanks for your support Liz! I will do my best to make it happen and keep the content flowing.

Liz Alder

Liz Alder about 1531 days ago

Kia Kaha & all the best with this creative project. Looking forward to seeing some epic surfing from both talented ladies & gents.

Ash Lomberg

Ash Lomberg about 1543 days ago

Love the new reward updates!

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Email updates and a massive thank you. Think of it as a film that cost you $5 to receive the digital copy! You have played a part in making this project a reality and have every right to check out the weekly videos and the finished film!

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(4979 of 5000 remaining)

PLEDGE $10 OR MORE

Name a Frame. Have your name embedded into one of the movie frames, bottom left. You'll be featuring in the movie! One name per frame.

Estimated Delivery: November 2012

(1989 of 2000 remaining)

PLEDGE $20 OR MORE

I'll send you a photograph from the journey. It'll be unexpected, it'll be original, it'll be one of a kind and signed with a short message on the back.

Estimated Delivery: November 2012

(458 of 500 remaining)

PLEDGE $39 OR MORE

the actual DVD! For those who prefer a tangible item to a digital download, this is the reward for you. The DVD will also include selected webisodes as extras. First 25 will receive one of the last remaining copies of the earlier DVD's, Wolfskinz, Skux Deluxe, or The Motive. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: November 2012

(3957 of 4000 remaining)

PLEDGE $40 OR MORE

Charger MLE New Era Snapback hat, RRP $59.95 *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(0 of 4 remaining)

PLEDGE $50 OR MORE

Project specific art piece on paper - small, A4. A series of 25 artworks will be created specific to the project, and will be done in the style of the pieces shown in the images below. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: November 2012

(19 of 25 remaining)

PLEDGE $55 OR MORE

HURLEY PHANTOM BLOC PARTY BOARDSHORT - RECYCLED PHANTOM 60% STRETCH - PERFORMANCE WATER REPLLENCY RRP $99.99

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(1 of 3 remaining)

PLEDGE $90 OR MORE

HURLEY PHANTOM 120 BOARDSHORT - 3X BOARDSHORT OF THE YEAR SIMA AWARDS -RECYCLED PHANTOM 120% STRETCH -PERFORMANCE WATER REPLLENCY $RRP$169.99

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(0 of 2 remaining)

PLEDGE $95 OR MORE

Arnette sunglasses - Style: Firedrill, Colour: Black. RRP $169.95 Also receive DVD. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(6 of 10 remaining)

PLEDGE $130 OR MORE

3/2 Youth Syncro GBS Back Zip wetsuit, Size 12, RRP $199. Also receive DVD in November. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(1 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $140 OR MORE

Oakley sunglasses - Style: Holbrook, Colour: Black - RRP $209. Also receive DVD. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(3 of 10 remaining)

PLEDGE $160 OR MORE

Select an image from the 'Photos' section of the website to be printed onto canvas or art paper, A3 size. Receive a copy of the DVD and email updates. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: November 2012

(198 of 200 remaining)

PLEDGE $160 OR MORE

HURLEY PHANTOM 4D BOARDSHORT- BOARDSHORT OF THE YEAR SIMA AWARDS -NIKE FLYWIRE WAISTBAND -PHANTOM 4 WAY SUPER STRETCH WITH WELDED SEAMS -NIKE PERFORMANCE WATER REPELLENCY. RRP $299.99

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(1 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $170 OR MORE

Electric sunglasses - Style: Flipside, black & Charger MLE New Era Snapback hat, Total RRP $234 Receive a copy of the DVD and email updates. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(1 of 2 remaining)

PLEDGE $189 OR MORE

Blitz Surf Shop Gizzy Hard Pack 1) Gizzy Surf Spot tee (blue) $39 2) Gizzy Hard crew (charcoal) $85 3) Gizzy Hard rasta tee (black) $45 4) G'Town hoodie (navy) $80 5) Gizzy Hard tank (teal) $40. Total RRP: $289

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(1 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $230 OR MORE

Cortez 2XL Stainless Steel Watch RRP $324.99 -316L STAINLESS STEEL - The highest grade of stainless steel for waterproofing, strength and non corrosion in a marine environment -Date & Time -JEWELLED MOVEMENTS - synthetic rubies which serve as bearings for gears in watches. This reduces torque & friction allowing your watch to run more accurately for longer -Waterproof tested to 100m -HEAT BEZEL - A countdown timer on an analogue watch. Keeps track of time for anything from surf heats to the time on your parking meter Also receive copy of DVD in November *includes postage in NZ

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(0 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $230 OR MORE

Billabong Travel Bag pack PACKAGE 1 Escort Travel Bag $259.99 Sherman Wallet $59.99 Mrs Palmers Josh Kerr Premium 8 Legrope $49.99 (Total value $369.97)

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(0 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $240 OR MORE

RIP CURL A2187 - Munich Stainless Steel Watch RRP $349.99 -316L STAINLESS STEEL - The highest grade of stainless steel for waterproofing, strength and non corrosion in a marine environment -Date & Time -Waterproof tested to 100m *note: Product differs slightly from shown image. It has an entirely white face not like the one shown in the image. Also receive copy of DVD in November *includes postage in NZ

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(0 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $270 OR MORE

2/2 Quiksilver Cypher GBS Chest Zip Steamer, Size M, RRP $479. Receive a copy of the DVD and email updates. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(1 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $270 OR MORE

3/2 Roxy Cypher GBS Chest Zip Steamer, Size 6, RRP $499. Receive a copy of the DVD and email updates. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(0 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $310 OR MORE

ONEILL 2012 PSYCHO RG8 3/2 FSW MAKING THE GREEN ROOM EVEN Ã

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(0 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $310 OR MORE

Billabong Travel Bag pack PACKAGE 2 Atlantic Travel Bag $379.99 Morrison Wallet-Slim $49.99 Mrs Palmers Joske 8 Legrope $37.99 (Total Value $468)

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(0 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $380 OR MORE

A Brand new Canon Powershot D10 digital camera. Canon has launched the PowerShot D10, its first waterproof digital compact. It is claimed to be waterproof up to 10 meters, freeze proof up to -10 degrees, shockproof when dropped from a height of 1.22 meters and dust proof. Receive acopy of the DVD and email updates. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(1 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $380 OR MORE

FCS gift pack valued at $600 shop value: 1x FCS 6' regular leash $55 1x Gorilla grip $69.99 1x FCS premium fins $199.99 1x FCS Chamois Towel $49.99 1x FCS Dayrunner Boardbag $149.99 1x Fin Wallet $45 6x Matunas Surf wax blocks $30 Also receive a copy of the DVD and email updates. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(1 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $450 OR MORE

Framed photograph of choice. Massive thank you in credits. Receive a copy of the DVD and email updates. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: November 2012

(99 of 100 remaining)

PLEDGE $500 OR MORE

$500 or more - Ricardo Christies used surfboard, signed by the big guy himself. Receive a copy of the DVD and email updates. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(0 of 1 remaining)

PLEDGE $575 OR MORE

Company contribution. This reward has been created for surf companies that have riders in NZ who are likely to feature in the film, or the web series. If your crew manage to get the A clips I will put them in the film.

Estimated Delivery: September 2012

(40 of 40 remaining)

PLEDGE $850 OR MORE

Project specific art piece, 1000 x 1000 cm. A series of 10 artworks will be created specific to the project, and will be done in the style of the pieces shown here.. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: December 2012

(9 of 10 remaining)

PLEDGE $900 OR MORE

Assistant directors role, View exclusive footage while in it's rough edit state, give feedback to the editor on edits. Receive a copy of the DVD and email updates.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(4 of 4 remaining)

PLEDGE $1000 OR MORE

Become an official sponsor of the project. Logos will appear on website, at start of film, in credits, and on cover artwork. Also receive a copy of the DVD and email updates. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(1 of 6 remaining)

PLEDGE $2500 OR MORE

Receive large scale canvas of choice from selection of best photographs from journey. Up to 1.8 x 1.8 metres. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: November 2012

(50 of 50 remaining)

PLEDGE $2600 OR MORE

Terrain Project - last of 2 remaining original large canvases from director. These were part of a 4 piece series done in the final year of a Fine Art degree. Up to 1.8 x 1.8 metres. *Includes postage in NZ.

Estimated Delivery: November 2012

(2 of 2 remaining)

PLEDGE $3500 OR MORE

Personalized documentary of your surf trip anywhere in the North Island. Damon Meade will come and shoot you and your buddies on a 2 day trip anywhere in the North Island, and will bring along a surfer from the film if you like. This will be edited into an "Airtime" style documentary and given to you on DVD and also Youtube or Vimeo.

Estimated Delivery: January 2013

(4 of 4 remaining)

PLEDGE $8000 OR MORE

Presenting Sponsor role. Your company will brand the web series as well as the film itself. 12 x Vimeo videos. 1 x film.

Estimated Delivery: August 2012

(1 of 1 remaining)

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