The World´s Fastest is a documentary project - it tells the story of eighty-something year old men, who build handcrafted rocket-like vehicles in their backyard garages. Men who are inspiring, men who show that is never to early or to late to find your real passion and a true meaning of life.
We want to honour the achievments of those men, when they embark on the ride on what may be their last race at Bonneville.
It is a tribute to the vanishing era of internal combustion and fossil fuel racing. It tells the story of a generation of Speedseekers who cherish the smell of gasoline and oil like the very air we breathe; people whose sense of purpose is tied to the creation of record setting vehicles. They are powered by absolute devotion, friendship, and the ambition to win—from the first turn of the wrench all the way to the starting line at Bonneville. A magical place that is now in danger.
Regardless of what the future may or may not hold for the salt, as its conditions are getting worse and worse, we cannot let the world go on withough capturing a piece of racing history.
The Bonneville Saltflats are located 1.5 hours west from Salt Lake
City. They are an endless expanse of white - so big, that you can see
the curvature of the earth!
Our protagonists all share a love for speed, for the excitement of stepping on the gas, for going faster and faster and faster... And Bonneville is this one place on earth where you can put your foot on the gas and leave it there .. for five miles...at full throttle.
But that is not all! Land Speed Racing is about inventing, creating, experiencing and learning. It’s about exceeding boundaries, natural, technical and personal. For some people, even finding their purpose in life.
So far these Land Speed Racing Pioneers have agreed to open up their garages to us. To give us the opportunity to have a look behind the scenes of Land Speed Racing and the magic of Bonneville more intense and personal as never before.
We believe in this film – and in Kickstarter. This platform gave us the possibility to raise money and build a strong fan base, that is as excited as we are to see this project come to life.
We are aiming to produce the World’s Fastest documentary, in every sense. Traditional funding takes a lot of time and involves a very complicated production process. This project has quite unique needs - Speedweek is fast approaching and time is of the essence for our veteran protagonists to be ready for the start line. Our small and efficient crew will start shooting as soon as the funds kick in, and we will end shooting when Speedweek is over – this August.
Our goal was to raise 58.000 €. And we got 63.652 €!
After taxes, the Budget will be divided as following:
Payment Fees (10 %): for Kickstarter and payment companies
Reward Fulfillment (15 %): for the production of rewards, including sponsorship of our protagonists
Travel Expenses (20 %): for flights, accomodation and food for the crew
Production (55 %): for equipment, insurance, shooting permits, accounting, editing
The costs do not include any crew fees or salaries.
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