UPDATE: Since our first post (below, Feb 23rd), the Touch The Wall Kickstarter campaign is now at $17,909, with 42 days left to participate. Their goal is $110,000, so they need your help. Join the action. Be a part of making this documenary fillm on Missy Franklin happen! Donate now!
The Kickstarter campaign for Touch The Wall is less than 24 hours in and $2,921 has already been raised. The campaign has 59 days to go, but our guess is you’ll miss out on the opportunity to play a role in the making of this film if you don’t act quickly. (While writing this post, we’ve had to update the number six times already!)
We will continue to keep you updated as more funds are raised and new information is shared.
We all know Missy Franklin, 5-time Olympic medalist from the 2012 London Olympic Games and swimming’s biggest female star, but no one in the swimming community has seen the birth of a swim star, the process and drama of becoming world-class, and ultimately achieving the Olympic dream in a long form documentary film. In sum, this is a first for swimming, and we couldn’t be more excited about the project!
The filmmakers, Christo Brock and Grant Barbeito, have been there every step of the way. At SwimSwam, we’ve rubbed shoulders with them on the road at every major swim meet. While they’re veteran pros at their craft, they’ve also become emotionally invested in swimming. They love the sport. With 400 hours of footage captured, they have the best possible story, but the expense of editing in post production is enormous. The $110,000 goal is crucial to deliver the narrative.
Stay tuned. Touch The Wall is just getting started, and SwimSwam has some fun surprises in store.