Fencing For The Edge 2015 IndieGoGo

Fencing For The Edge 2015 IndieGoGo



hi my name is holly beagle and i'm the director and producer of fencing for the edge future documentary about the sport of fencing and what it means to navigate from high school in today's pressure build high achievement society what you're seeing is the ride from the weapons that we used to have combat with the foil comes from the light courts or so the target area is just a torque torso because you have to get a vital organ the FA is a doing sword and heating you know a defending your honor of your family your life and whatever target area is the whole body and you can both score and then the saber comes from the cavalry weapon so you can cut and stabbed and both the foil and the saber have what we call what a logical human being would do so if you're about to get hit the natural thing is to block not just to try to kill the other person and with that that sort of sets the tone for what this what sport is now we don't have a present like a football team would have we practice in the cafeteria still it's in the hallway once I started fencing and I actually turned out to be not half bad at it I decided to stick with it he started in the twenties and developed very much so a behringer in the early 30s I think one of the aspects was left to maybe the Ivy League schools that had fencing in there and some of the public high school is probably thought that if the I believe as fencing will do it and we may eventually get into a neat school take up on it it's a legitimate sport it will get you into a great college but more than that you make friends and you support each other as a team and hardly hardly ten percent of Defense's out there in your age group get the availability to do that but you wouldn't know it because to you this is second nature you learn teamwork you learn responsibility for yourself you learn sportsmanship I've been in production on this film for over three years and we're finally ready to edit our 400 hours of footage but we can't do it alone we need your help we are proud to have partnered with women make movies to give you tax deductible receipts for your donations thanks to your help in our last fundraising campaign we were able to film last year's high school season in New Jersey which ended in an exciting finals between two of the teams we filmed the favorite burners set to settle for nothing less than a state title it's going to be our way at the end we're going to have 14 bouts one and I don't care what they have editing a documentary can be very expensive because it takes a long time which is why we need your help in fundraising for this next phase of the project and while have begun the process I've only been able to work on the film in my spare time and when I'm not working on other projects we also have production costs that have to be met which is why I need your help so I can commit full time and have assistance to complete the project so holly has been doing an awesome documentary really the last two years she's been profiling both New Jersey fencing which is a really interesting case study of fencing there's over 50 varsity teams that are now in New Jersey so it's sort of a demonstration of what fencing can be she's also been following us since even before we had programs to the first meeting where I walk him to school and was like hey would you guys want a fencing program she was there so she's trying to fund her documentary as well I think it'll be a really great documentary for the whole sport so I think what you're doing is extremely important because the one thing I don't feel that fencing does very well is we tell is telling our story with your donation we hope to have a rough cut of the film complete in time for summer nationals as one of our perks we're offering tickets to a screening of our rough cut we are also offering digital downloads of the completed film as well as special good luck messages from our national team members Olympians and national champions check out our other perks on the page and join our family and receive updates on the film okay Alex this is the moment of truth see the UAM Oh out there sex like I know you can and like I know you will and if you do that we're gonna come out of here tonight with two victims eyes two victories Benson has been part of my life for 15 years and i really want to see this film finished so i can help share the sport i love with the rest of the world thanks to all our previous donors and i hope you'll join us and help support fencing for the edge you

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