rojo
co-founder
Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/5/2012 9:31PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
We received an email today from Brian Truglio, an LRC visitor, with a worthy cause. He's producing a film for public television on a cross country rivalry between two Native-American high schools and needs the help of the LRC community to get the project funded. His email is self explanatory and appears below.

See film trailer here: http://www.nativetelecom.org/racing_the_rez

Kickstarter page here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1808230198/racing-the-rez-a-documentary


Brian Truglio wrote:
Hi Weldon and Robert,

I am a frequent visitor and fan of LetsRun.com as well as a runner myself and independent filmmaker. After reading your guidelines, I wanted to check first about posting information on my documentary, Racing the Rez, and its Kickstarter fundraising campaign.

Racing the Rez follows Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools in Northern Arizona as they put it all on the line for tribal pride, triumph over personal adversity, and state championship glory. I'm raising money to finish the film on Kickstarter.com (www.kickstarter.com) and have seven days left to raise $5,000. The film has been picked up by distributor American Public Television for broadcast on public TV stations across the country in late 2012 and has received partial funding from Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT).

I'd like to post a message, possibly more, talking about the film and fundraiser and providing a link to the Kickstarter site. Please let me know if that is acceptable according to your guidelines.

Here are additional links if you need them:

Kickstarter Page [www.kickstarter.com/projects/1808230198/racing-the-rez-a-documentary]

Racing the Rez Facebook [facebook.com/RacingTheRez]

Racing the Rez Trailer on NAPT [nativetelecom.org/racing_the_rez]

Thank you very much for your time and kind consideration.

Brian Truglio

Support my documentary on Kickstarter


Brian will be monitoring this thread and will be able to post below and provide more details or answer any questions that people have.
Brian Truglio
Special Offer for Racing the Rez donors from Christopher McDougall 1/5/2012 10:54PM - in reply to rojo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Thank you so much Robert!

We need your support now! Please go to our Kickstarter page and watch our video at http://kck.st/s9Ktqe

Born to Run author Christopher McDougall posted on his blog yesterday that he will reveal the "Best Story Never Told" - the missing chapter of Born to Run - at an exclusive screening of Racing the Rez for any backer who donates $10 or more - but ONLY if Racing the Rez is funded first.

We now have 6 days left and $4,000 to go - the kick to Kickstarter is that if we don't reach our goal ($15,000) in 30-days, no donations are processed and we don't get a dime. Our deadline is January 13th at 9:34 am EST.

Two incredible stories for the price of one - don't leave both untold.

(Date and place of screening to be determined and, naturally, travel and accommodation are not included.)

McDougall's story will later be turned into a short film & posted online.

We have fantastic rewards for runners as well: free race entry to: the highly coveted Soulstice Mountain Trail Run in Flagstaff, AZ and the Shiprock marathon, half and 10K - the only marathon on the Navajo Nation; signed photo cards of Alvina Begay, Navajo runner and Olympic hopeful who will be running in the Women's trials on Jan 14 in Houston; plus gourmet dinners, aerial tours, DVDs, original artwork and more.

Thank you all for your time and support - donate and spread the word today - any and all amounts greatly appreciated.

Check out McDougall's full blog post at: tinyurl.com/7lv25z4

Happy to reply to any questions or comments.
the clarifier
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/6/2012 1:35AM - in reply to rojo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Hey Rojo: Shouldn't this be prominent on the home page for the rest of the week?
Tucson xc
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/6/2012 7:56AM - in reply to the clarifier Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Looks very good.

It might help if you could give a breakdown of what the funding is to be used for.

Do I recognize our Arizona footlocker all American Billy Orman in some of the scenes?
K. Marx
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/6/2012 9:31AM - in reply to Tucson xc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
More Brojo Socialism. Are there any conservatives left?
some dude
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/6/2012 10:23AM - in reply to the clarifier Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

the clarifier wrote:

Hey Rojo: Shouldn't this be prominent on the home page for the rest of the week?
qfe
the clarifier
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/6/2012 2:55PM - in reply to some dude Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Bumping to the front page.

Waiting for rojo appears to be comparable to waiting for Godot.
Racing the Rez
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/6/2012 3:24PM - in reply to the clarifier Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
$4,000 and 6 days to go!

@ the clarifier

Thank you very much for bumping it to the home page clarifier, much help!

@Tuscon xc

Here's a general breakdown of what the funds will be used for from our Kickstarter page:

WHERE WILL YOUR FUNDS GO

- Final editing to sharpen the story and bring the film to broadcast length (Producer and Editor)
- Editing a trailer for the film
- Finishing, recording and licensing the music
- Completing the final picture elements including color correction and graphics (aka On-line)
- Mixing the sound
- Making and certifying the master tapes for broadcast
- Promotional costs
- Kickstarter.com and amazon processing fee of about 8%
- A portion of funds will go toward the purchasing and shipping of rewards

And yes! That is Billy Orman, he is one of the boys featured in the documentary. He is currently running for Harvard in Boston - I actually saw him two days ago when I picked him up at the airport. He's buoyant as always, though wearing his hair shorter these days. Great to have Billy back in town.

Our Kickstarter video was also posted on todays Runner's Digest at Runnersworld.com. http://rwdaily.runnersworld.com/2012/01/runners-digest-1-6-2012.html
Tucson xc
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/6/2012 6:51PM - in reply to Racing the Rez Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Thanks for the info and good luck with the project. I am looking forward to seeing it and sharing it with high school running fans in southern Arizona.

Glad to hear Billy is doing well. I got to see him run many times over the past few years and he was always a joy to watch - usually with a big smile on his face.
the clarifier
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/7/2012 12:27AM - in reply to rojo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
This bump is in honor of Leslie Marmon Silko, Sherman Alexie, Billy Mills, Tarzan Brown, and the kid in third grade whose name I don't remember right now.
In Olympia
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/7/2012 6:01AM - in reply to Racing the Rez Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Is this a donation or an investment? If the film gets picked up and goes to Cannes or something will I be a part owner? I'm all for a high risk investment and investing in a movie is typically a high risk/high reward investment... But I'm not interested in donating to a movie, sorry. I give to the Salvation Army.
support the military
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/7/2012 2:37PM - in reply to In Olympia Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

In Olympia wrote:

But I'm not interested in donating to a movie, sorry. I give to the Salvation Army.


At least you give to something. Thanks for keeping this on the front page.
rez runner
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/7/2012 7:04PM - in reply to In Olympia Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

In Olympia wrote:

Is this a donation or an investment? If the film gets picked up and goes to Cannes or something will I be a part owner? I'm all for a high risk investment and investing in a movie is typically a high risk/high reward investment... But I'm not interested in donating to a movie, sorry. I give to the Salvation Army.



For those of us who know first hand of this film and its producer, believe me, this is not a movie being made as a money making venture. Brian spent the better part of 2 years living out here at his own expense, traveling between Tuba City and Chinle, filming virtually every practice and meet, going to kids homes and their grandparents homes to do interviews, going to schools to do interviews, etc etc. This is not a commercial movie. It is a documentary filmed from the heart, because its producer/director cares about the kids out here, not as an income producing venture. It is your choice whether you want to support it or not, but I felt that I needed to write that.
Not from around here
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/8/2012 3:40AM - in reply to rez runner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'll bump this...looks way cool.
arethereprofits
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/8/2012 10:29AM - in reply to rojo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
is this non-profit? Can you get a small loan from a bank?
Wayne B
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/8/2012 11:43PM - in reply to arethereprofits Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
bump
btruglio
RE: Help A Film For Public Television On HS XC Rivalry Between Two Native American High Schools Get Produced 1/10/2012 3:42PM - in reply to rez runner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Thanks very much rez runner!

You obviously know me, the film and my intention in making it very well. The boys in Racing the Rez showed tremendous courage in sharing their stories and struggles with me and now it's time for their voices to be heard.

We still have three days left!

Learn more at: http://kck.st/s9Ktqe

All funding raised from this point forward goes toward our outreach program so I can bring the film back to the rez and inspire Native youth to get active through workshops with organizations like NavajoYES and Wings of America.

Thank you again to everyone who is supporting this film.

Brian Truglio