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September 3, 2014
Scooter Cannonball Run: The Movie

Scooter Cannonball Run: The Movie

UPDATE: They did it! Not only did they meet their goal, they ended up with some extra cash. The rest of the original post follows the jump.

The ease with which one can make a movie today is truly astounding. Where it once took tons of complicated equipment and armies of technicians, now all you need is a smartphone and a laptop with some software you can download for free.

It should therefore come as no surprise that someone wants to make a movie about an epic scooter road trip.

That road trip would be the Scooter Cannonball Run, which in 2014 took in 3500 miles between Hyder, Alaska and New Orleans, where Amerivespa 2014 was being held. And that movie, presently in postproduction, is called Scooter Cannonball Run: The Movie. It’s Not a Race™.

Another radical departure is the way movies can be funded. Where one used to have to sell one’s idea to a studio (or have rich relatives), today crowdfunding has raised money for all kinds of film projects. Heck, the recent Veronica Mars movie raised almost $6 million on Kickstarter.

Filmmakers Jared Sloan and Chachi Ramirez have 300 hours of video bittage to edit; the orginal goal of $23,500, which has been exceeded by over $500 as this is written, will pay for things like audio mixing, graphic design and a music score. This project will be funded on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm PDT, so you still have time to kick in a few bucks, if you’d like.

There are still no plans to have Burt Reynolds appear in the movie. Favicon

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