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Low & Clear a film by Finback Films in Kickstarter

Published by Dave Kile [dkile] on 07/24/2012 (2339 reads)

Tyler Hughen, Kahlil Hudson and Alex Jabonski of Finback Films have taken on a fly fishing film project and looking for some help to complete the project. Their letter below shares their plans. More details about the project can be found on Kickstarter.

Dear Friends,

As many of you know Low & Clear has been a labor of love that’s been a long time in coming to fruition. It has always been a very personal project, and one we’ve had a hard time letting go of creatively.

The good news is, the film is done and we want to share it, however, there are significant costs associated with releasing a film of this caliber, and we are flat broke. Up to this point we have self funded the shooting, editing, music composition, sound mix and professional color correction that has allowed us to produce the HDCAM that has been screening at film festivals.

Moving forward, we have set our goal for exactly what we need to release and self-distribute the film on DVD and Itunes.

We want to be as transparent as possible, here’s what we need the money for:

MUSIC LICENSING: $11,500. [This is far and away our biggest fundraising challenge. The film is filled with original score by Doug Major, but there are a handful of songs that we cannot live without. These licensing fees are what we have to pay to the recording artists to use their songs.]


DOLBY 5.1 SURROUND MIX: $1000 [Sounds great, but also a requisite for acceptance to iTunes streaming.]



Total: 15,500

If you’re unfamiliar with Kickstarter–HERE’S HOW IT WORKS. If you choose to pledge an amount–a hold is put on your card with Amazon for that amount. If our target goal is reached by the end of the 30 day campaign, your card will be charged and your reward will be shipped. If we don’t hit our goal, nobody’s card will be charged, and the project will not be funded. Basically it’s all or nothing!

We’ve brought the film a long way – we premiered at SXSW, where we won an Audience Award and the film continues to screen at prestigious film festivals around the world including Hot Docs, Camden International, True/False, Dallas International, and Telluride MountainFilm, and upcoming film festivals we’ll be announcing soon.

People from all walks of life have been connecting with Low & Clear, and some nice reviews can be found here, here and here.

Our biggest goal is to get DVD’s out asap to the fans that have been patiently waiting. If our kickstarter campaign is successful, Low and Clear will be widely available–but reserving a copy now will put the first print run in your hands. Needless to say, the support is more than appreciated. We’ve poured our heart and souls into making this film, funded it by selling cars and maxing out credit cards, and with your help we hope to share this film with as many folks as possible.

Thanks for your time,

Tyler Hughen
Kahlil Hudson
Alex Jabonski
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Published: 2012/7/24 16:37  Updated: 2012/7/24 16:37
Joined: 10/11/2009
From: Southeastern Pa
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 Re: Low & Clear a film by Finback Films in Kickstarter
Looks good.

I like the premise, depending on the personalities it could make for a very interesting flick. Definitely a topic or theme in fishing that is always present and just below the surface.

Good Luck!
Published: 2012/7/26 19:56  Updated: 2012/7/26 19:56
Joined: 12/23/2009
From: Lewistown, PA
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 Re: Low & Clear a film by Finback Films in Kickstarter
looks like an interesting enough flick, the bearded character in the movie (JT) is son of the late, great Townes Van Zandt, one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) songwriter ever, sorry dylan fans. The other fellow seems a bit mad, think we all have seen both those kinds of personalities on the stream
Published: 2012/8/22 12:47  Updated: 2012/8/22 12:47
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