1. 64 Days, a Making of - Pt 5/5

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    This marks the last part to the film's Making-of series, it is a look back on the film overall, and what I've learned after years and years of fighting to finish FOR THOUSANDS OF MILES. Sixty-four was the exact number of days spent on the road during principal photography; there was a time when that number, 64, dominated the life of this project, filming a nearly 5,000 mile bicycle journey was a massive undertaking, but when compared to the struggles of post-production that soon followed the road, it was a breeze. View more #64Days at http://makingof.FTOMfilm.com Follow the film at http://FTOMfilm.com

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    • FOR THOUSANDS OF MILES - Official Trailer

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      SYNOPSIS ** Straddling the line between documentary and fiction, FOR THOUSANDS OF MILES is a unique road movie covering one man's bicycle journey across America in search of something meaningful. First-time director Mike Ambs delivers a visually stunning reflection on coming-of-age while exploring the vast promise of the American landscape. Pre-order FOR THOUSANDS OF MILES : http://preorder.FTOMfilm.com "Part of him had been expecting something profound to be waiting at the ocean, but, in many ways, it never came." Original score by Eluvium http://eluvium.net/works WRITTEN and DIRECTED by Mike Ambs

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      • FToM * t-shirts: now in color

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        The http://vgkids.com were cool enough to let me come by and film them making the film's new color t-shirts. The tees are 100% organic cotton unisex alternate apparel shirts :) and all the profits help support our feature film. Get yours at http://pedal.bigcartel.com ♥

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        • Post Production * Week 112

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          I sound a bit under the weather in this video - but despite my sore throat I've been hard at work editing and writing for the film. Amanda and I have been working over video-chat to work out the rough parts of the script. On top of that, we recently finished our 64 Days Production Journal and I just so happened to get it in the mail today after I started recording this update. I'm really excited at how they turned out! We'll be posting more on that later - for now, it's time for me to get back to editing. Learn more at: http://projectpedal.com / http://forthousandsofmiles.com

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          • for thousands of miles * t-shirts

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            The http://vgkids.com were cool enough to let me come by and film them making the film's new t-shirts. I had no idea the machines they use to print shirts were so awesome - the way it drops and spins around is kinda' hypnotizing :P I think I shot way, way more footage of their machine than anything else. The tees are 100% organic cotton unisex alternate apparel shirts :) and all the profits help support our feature film. Get yours at http://pedal.bigcartel.com ♥

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            • FToM on Kickstarter - We Did It!

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              November 11th marked a few excited things: a 28th birthday, the 100th week of post production, and the day FToM on Kickstarter reached 100% of it's funding goal! Since then pledges have slowly kept coming in - and we want to make the best of this momentum and the remaining days (campaign doesn't end until Thanksgiving). We'd love to see if we can hit an even higher goal - Kickstarter is such a powerful and unique outreach tool and we want to raise the bar as high as possible. We've designed FToM tshirts that we're really happy with (Alternative Apparel 100 percent organic cotton unisex) and want to give as many as we possibly can to the amazing people who helped us reach this goal. If we can hit our new goal, we'll be able to include a tshirt for every single person who pledged above $20. Also - with 10 days left - I have a bit of a birthday wish: to get Livestrong / Lance Armstrong to pledge a $1 to the film. If you click this link http://tr.im/F7pG - it will pop open twitter, with a pre-written tweet all ready to send. I know we can do this :) I know if we just give one last hard push - we'll see some "serious shit"... to quote one of my favorite films. (PS) See the photos tab to the right for a preview of the tshirt design!

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              • FToM + Kickstarter = Love²

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                33 days ago, Amanda and I launched a brand new Kickstarter campaign to help fund the last stages of post-production: http://ksr.projectpedal.com Since then we've been backed by over 40 people, with pledges ranging from $1 to over $500! We have raised $1,638 towards our goal of $8,300! This is an all or nothing campaign. Meaning if we don't hit $8.3k, then no one's pledges go through. Help support 'For Thousands of Miles', plus get awesome stuff like Pedal buttons, posters, autographed scripts, a 64 Days DVD with audio commentary and even my personal typewriter. If you're new to this project, take a quick moment to check out our "hi, hello" intro page http://hi.projectpedal.com :) it's a very informal, brief recap of the last 6 years. Please consider backing our film with a $1 donation, or help spread the word by liking this video, sharing our KSR project with your followers on Twitter or your friends on Facebook. We are really excited about the next stages in post - and we are very, very grateful for all of your support!

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                • FToM + KSR = ♥

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                  Amanda and I just launched a brand new Kickstarter campaign to help fund the last stages of post-production: http://ksr.projectpedal.com Help support 'For Thousands of Miles', plus get awesome stuff like Pedal buttons, posters, autographed scripts, a 64 Days DVD with audio commentary and even my personal typewriter. Here's a snippet from our campaign page: Help keep FToM independent and on schedule! Each dollar goes towards creating something that we hope will be beautiful and inspiring to audiences - and you'll be a part of it! If you're new to this project, take a quick moment to check out our "hi, hello" intro page http://hi.projectpedal.com :) it's a very informal, brief recap of the last 6 years. Please consider backing our film with a $1 donation, or help spread the word by liking this video, sharing our KSR project with your followers on Twitter or your friends on Facebook. We are really excited about the next stages in post - and we are very, very grateful for all of your support!

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                  • Post Production - Week 88

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                    I was up late last night working - and decided a video update was long, long overdue. I've been finished up on a huge step of post-production for almost two weeks now, and I've been waiting to make that announcement on video. Also - and more importantly, I need people's input on what the next step for me should be. new? http://hi.projectpedal.com blog: http://blog.projectpedal.com film: http://forthousandsofmiles.com

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                    • Teaser 017

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                      I've mainly been using instrumental music for these teasers - but to be honest, I've always wanted to use music more in line with this teaser. If I can help it, at least half of the soundtrack will be music you're used to hearing in these teasers, and the other half will be more... old, lonely, love-related. There's a good reason for that - but one I'll save for the film. Until then - here's a shot of Larry pushing slowly back against the winds in ND... alone on the road with nothing left to do but think about everything his life has been, and everything he wants it to be. http://forthousandsofmiles.com http://projectpedal.com

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