‘Air’ Crowdfund Movie Campaign

“Air” is a story centered around BASE jumper and extreme athlete JeanJacques Wallis, who is attempting to be the first person to fly from various summits of uncharted peaks in Northern Mozambique and Malawi.

JJ’s career has led him all across South Africa and has seen him jumping, flying and gliding every possible peak, cliff and building.  Now his eyes are set on a new frontier.
Like the famous saying about the fish, JJ has outgrown his pond and seeks to be set loose on remote Africa.

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Air – Flying under African skies

“Air” is a story centered around BASE jumper and extreme athlete JeanJacques Wallis, who is attempting to be the first person to fly from various summits of uncharted peaks in Northern Mozambique and Malawi.

This new challenge will see JJ embark on an expedition to climb uncharted & remote peaks and fly down using a variety of different aerial disciplines.

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Who is JeanJacques Wallis:

JeanJacques Wallis, age 27, is a professional sky­diver and wingsuit base jumper from Cape Town, South Africa.

JeanJacques did his first tandem skydive at the age of 12 and he was instantly hooked on the sport.

After achieving more than 2000 skydives he decided to take his career and passion to the next level and started base jumping.

He has participated and won numerous SA national championships. He took part at the 2014 World Skydiving Championship for Canopy Piloting.

In 2016 JeanJacques and his SA team came second in the Wings For Love World Cup in China in the wingsuit base jumping category.

Currently he has successfully completed more than 4000 skydives and boasts with many great achievements.

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Who we are:

The Reel Thing is an Independent Film Production Company.

We love the outdoors & wild places of the world and live to tell stories of modern day Adventure pioneers.

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Milestones:
Tipping Point (R15 000):

This is the least amount of money that will allow us to travel to Northern Mozambique (by 4×4 car). This includes the following:

1. Paying Fuel & Toll gates
2. Paying border cost

It wont be comfortable but we will suck it up!

Dream Funding Goal (R60 000)

To reach this milestone would blow our minds! We will be able to fund all the hard costs of the expedition and includes the following:

1. Rental of extra filming gear like a 3-axis gimbal and zoom lenses.
2. Food for the team (19 day supply)
3. We will be able to purchase gifts that we will present to the chief of the village
4. Fuel cost & Toll gates
5. Border fees for the team
6. Paying our fixer: Wisdom, a local from the area, to be our translator and negotiator.

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Air will be screening in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban in selected Theatres & will also be available on Video on demand (VOD) platforms to hire or buy. The film is 100% proudly South African.

The Team

Air Movie Team

Our team consists of a handful of highly passionate individuals and in total we have over 50 years of experience.

Ruan Kotze:
Director of Photography & Executive Producer
https://www.instagram.com/ruankotze01/

Jacques Van Zyl:
Team Photographer, Cinematographer & Executive Producer
https://www.instagram.com/jacquesvanzylphotography/

Neil Margetts:
Expedition Leader & Rock Climber
http://www.saclimbingacademy.co.za

JeanJacques Wallis:
Wingsuit BASE jumper & The star of the show
https://www.instagram.com/jeanjacques_wallis

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One Response to ‘Air’ Crowdfund Movie Campaign

  1. Patrick Apr 14, 2018 at 6:39 am #

    R 8650 raised and less than three weeks to go. What’s the matter? Are we all broke? Come on people, scratch that pizza night off your shopping list and let’s support this project.

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