21 Aug

What Moves Runners?

A group of American film makers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a feature-length documentary that explores the inspiration and motivation modern cultures associate with running. What Moves You? is told from the point-of-view of runners from all walks of life and follows the stories of five very different runners in a quest to discover if they possess a similar intrinsic urge to run.

Delving into the very personal reasons behind their compulsion, the film seeks to understand the biological and cultural forces that get people moving. The film’s producers, runners themselves, chose to go to the running community to fund this film. “We saw an outpouring of support for the film at events and on social media,” explained Jason Wilkinson, one of four producers. “They want to see this film made. We’ve discovered every runner has a story, and we want to unveil that common story - the story of the every runner.”

Partnering with brands such as TribeSports, Outdoor Tech, Hydro Flask, Replace SR, and Skout Organic, as well as high profile events like the Portland Marathon and Big Sur Marathon, “What Moves You?” has come up with unique and compelling rewards for their Kickstarter 'crowd-funding' backers. One titled, Your 6 Seconds of Fame, allows the backer to be in the film by video recording themselves with a smart phone and uploading it to the production team. Another pledge level titled, The Motivator, allows the backer to send a box of day-old Voo Doo Donuts signed by the crew, with a personal note, and a XXL “What Moves You?” T-shirt to a person of their choice.

For more information, visit the film's website.