"Ultra Man" - A Film About Luke B.

I witnessed something special when I participated in a 24hr race in Maryville, TN a few months back. I myself am no Ultra Runner and was only along for the experience and during the race I got a revealing glimpse into the camaraderie, dedication, and passion that these athletes and friends posses for the sport and each other. But one guy stood out of the crowd...and each time he'd pass through on one of his 34 3-mile loops the fans and friends would rise and chant and cheer him on with a palpable ferver. They all knew that he was doing something very few can do...that is run for 100+ miles non-stop. With no fanfare or bravado he'd give a quick smile and wave and head back on down the trail. That's Luke Bollschweiler. 

With some previous experience making a documentary film  and developing a few tv series concepts  I felt like telling the story of Ultra Running through the lens of Luke, his family, and his life would be a blast and something that just needs to be done. This coming October Luke is going to attempt to set a new record on the SCAR (Smokies Cross AT Record) that has stood since 2011. It is 72 miles which he'll have to run in under 14:50 and we want to capture this on camera! We've got the best film crew around... who happen to be my brothers (Milestone Pictures ) and we need your help to do this. We want to make a legit film that will have stunning visuals, capture the personality of Luke and his crew, and we may even have him chase down some wild turkeys! 

The funding goal we've set is the bare minimum we need to cover the cost of filming and post-production.  If the community of friends that surround Luke come together and can show serious support of this film (doubling the goal would be amazing!) I'm confident we can make an awesome film that we can all be proud of.  And we for sure plan to take the finished film to a platform where it can be shared with an even larger audience. 

Thanks for your support... Let's Make "Ultra Man"!

Derek Hinckley
Filmmaker & Producer

  • Brandon Hall 
    • $55 
    • 46 mos
  • Larry Bollschweiler 
    • $100 
    • 46 mos
  • Calvin Armstrong 
    • $20 
    • 47 mos
  • Davin Strom  
    • $25 
    • 47 mos
  • Mark and Talena Douglass 
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
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Derek G. Hinckley 
Knoxville, TN