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Support Our Film: 150 yrs Halifax Rugby League

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About Us

I’m James Mellor from Rainbow Trout Films and I’ve been in the film/tv industry for nearly 30 years. This will be my second crowdfunded project. The first was the Inflight Food Trip series which has now been seen in 116 countries around the world.

We have made this campaign flexible with some very high aspirations for the documentary film. What I love about this project is that it’s not just about the sport, but it’s about the town. Halifax, where I was born, where my business is and how we are proud of what Halifax stands for and where it’s going. I believe we can create an award winning film that we can be proud of.

We would like to also thank the Community Foundation for Calderdale through the Halifax Supporters Trust, whom helped get this project off the ground initially. And to everyone who has supported myself and Linda so far on this journey.

This is a joint venture between Rainbow Trout Films and The Halifax Supporters Trust.

About the Project:

We are thrilled to invite you to join us on an exciting journey as we create a compelling documentary film that captures the heart and soul of Halifax Rugby League. Our film aims to delve into the history, passion, and cultural significance of this beloved sport in our community.

The Story We're Telling:

Halifax has a rich rugby heritage, and this documentary is our way of preserving and sharing the stories of legendary players, unforgettable matches, and the unwavering spirit of our rugby enthusiasts. We'll uncover the moments that have shaped our community and celebrate the individuals who have made Halifax a rugby stronghold.

Why Your Support Matters:

Producing a high-quality documentary requires resources for filming, production, post-production, and distribution. Your generous contribution will directly impact the production value of the film, enabling us to capture breathtaking footage, conduct in-depth interviews, and create a polished final product that does justice to the legacy of Halifax Rugby League.
Project Highlights:
* Exclusive interviews with rugby legends and passionate fans
* Archival footage that brings history to life
* Captivating storytelling that resonates with sports enthusiasts and our local community
* A platform to showcase Halifax's unique rugby culture to a wider audience

Special Screening Event:

As a token of our appreciation, we're excited to announce a special screening of the completed documentary in Halifax at the end of November. This event will be an exclusive opportunity for our supporters to be among the first to experience the film on the big screen, surrounded by fellow rugby enthusiasts and members of our community.

How You Can Help:

Your support, whether big or small, will play a crucial role in making this project a reality. Every donation contributes to the film's production and the special screening event. We're grateful for any amount you can contribute. Additionally, your generosity will be recognized through special rewards and exclusive updates as the project unfolds.

Rewards for Backers:
To express our gratitude, we're offering a range of exciting rewards for backers, including:
* Exclusive behind-the-scenes content
* Digital download of the completed documentary
* Limited-edition merchandise showcasing the film's artwork
* Special acknowledgment in the film's credits

Learn More:

For a deeper dive into the project's details and our team's dedication, please visit our website:

Join us in preserving the legacy of Halifax Rugby League and sharing its incredible story with the world. Your contribution will make a meaningful impact and help us create a documentary that the entire community can be proud of.

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  • Lorna Jackson
    • £30 
    • 7 mos
  • John Peel
    • £100 
    • 7 mos
  • Johanna Mcmillan-peel
    • £25 
    • 7 mos
  • Phil Kerr
    • £10 
    • 7 mos
  • Chris Burrows
    • £10 
    • 7 mos


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