Join Us and Let's Make A Movie Together!

MVP
Club Member

Join us on the team!

  • Your Name in the Closing Credits of the Movie
  • Special Mention on Social Media
  • Access to News and Announcements From the Team

$5

STAR
Club Member

Watch the Movie for Free!

  • Digital Stream of Movie When Completed
  • Discounts and Special Deals From Partners and Sponsors
  • All the Perks of the MVP Membership

$25

SUPER STAR
Club Member

A Special Gift from Us

  • A Signed Copy of the Shooting Script From the Cast and Directors
  • A Copy of the Movie with Exclusive Content
  • All the Perks of the STAR Club Membership

$100

Sponsor the Coffee Table for $500.00

How we "#Make13Happen"

We have a very simple model for making a movie:

  • Partner with individuals, brands and companies for equipment, costumes, triathlon gear, discounts and prizes.
  • Raise money from small to large donations from people who want to see this movie!
  • Sharing the story of Why, Where and How we are making this movie.

Who is already with us?

Partners, Sponsors and VIP's

Special Thanks To

13 Miles Club Members who will appear in the Closing Credits of our movie.

2XU Canada
Mark Adams
Mark Anderson
Asics Canada
Marshall Axani
Rebecca Barnette
Kim Bartman
Ron Beaumont
Julia Benson
Peter Benson
Bliss Bakery & Bistro
Dwayne Botchar
Al Boehm
Pilar Bradshaw
Dae Cadman
Margot Calvert
Stephanie Calvert
Nick Carella
Challenge Penticton
Haiying Chi
Mark Chin
Greg Christensen
Francois Cleroux
Ros Cleroux
Coeur Sports
Steve Cooper
Chad Costen
Alyson Couch
Phillip Djwa
Daryl Doyle
Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
Len Dueckman
Lillian Dueckman
Andrew Dunbar
Dynamic Race Events
Paula Elle
Dorothy Epp
Erwin Epp
Harold Epp
Jonathon Epp
Leelin Epp
Mary Anne Epp
Nellie Epp
Stephen Epp
Victor Epp
Joe Falk
Sheila Falk
Elizabeth Friesen
Margaret Friesen
From the Heart Productions
Angel Garriga
Sylvia Gibbs
Ryan Goepel
Great White North Triathlon
Kim Hall
Hesham Hammoud
Justin Hansen
Mike Hartigan
Gretchen Hartley
Jerry Hedinger
Andy Hodgson
Gillian Horvath
Lora Huang
HUUB
Nora Huguet
Kevin Kaplan
Darrell Kilgore
Martin Klemes
Courtney Krause
Konica Minolta
Benoit Laplante
Margaret Lee
Tanya Lee
Naomi Levi
David Lewis
Penny Lidstone
Sarah Lok
Joyce Louie
Scott Mallan
Momentum Sport Travel
Michelle Muldoon
Keoni Moniz
North Burnaby Runners
William Ng
Bill Norrington
Christopher O'Brien
Obsession Bikes
Abe Oudshoorn
Physio2U
Len Rayburn
Craig Sandok
Kiran Saujani
Corinne Schelle
Side One Band
Tom Panabaker
Rick Papineau
Ethel Pitchford
Ernie Quiring
Mary Ann Quiring
Steamworks Brewery
Susan Stefanyshyn
Jeff Symonds
Shane Tanny
Kenji Tano
Tom Taratsas
Gannang Thom
Patricia Thom
Samantha Thom
Teresa Thom
Jeff Vaala
John Vaala
Lina Yang
Andrea Yeung-Meadows
Blair Yeung-Meadows
Michelle Young
Liselotte Wiegman-van Bockel
Bill Wilkinson
Linda Wong
Jessie Xu
Martin Zhang

Bringing a Team Together

We have a very simple model for making this movie:

  • Feed the cast and crew well.
  • Pay the cast and crew as the professional and talented people they are. We can't pay "Blockbuster" prices, but we believe that a sustainable filmmaking environment involves making sure cast and crew are compensated.
  • Sustainable working conditions. Many production days are 12+ hours long and rush through scenes. We don't believe that works long term. Occasionally there is a need for a long day here and there, but the health and well-being of our team is first and foremost on our minds.

How can You Join the Team and Make 13 Happen?

It would be difficult to create a filmmaking environment without your help. You are the solution!

We began making "13 Miles" with a story and a subject that we were passionate about. Making a feature movie has been a lifelong dream of both of ours, and is something that we realize is completely achievable, if you have the right people involved. A good movie can't be made alone, and that's why we have spent so much time developing and reaching out to our community: the triathletes, businesses that support the sport, filmmakers, friends, family and supporters who want to see this movie made as much as we want to make the movie.

In order to make this movie the best it can be, we need excellent cast and crew with a passion and excitement to make a movie in a fun and supportive environment, AND we need the time to do it. They say there are three ways to make a movie and you can only choose two:

  1. Fast
  2. Cheap
  3. Good​

Our solution is to choose option #2 and #3 (cheap and good). This is why we are spreading the production over many days (most independent features are completed in 15-20 consecutive days, and we are completing ours in 30+ days spread over 12 months). 

To accomplish this, we want our team of supporters, friends and family to join in and get us to that finish line (finish the movie).

Here is How!

We have several partnership and sponsorship levels, from joining our 13 Miles Support Club for as low as $1, to sponsoring the coffee table for a day for $500 (absolutely essential part of every film set), to being a gold podium sponsor of the movie for $5,000.

Every dollar raised goes to supporting our highly talented cast and crew as they bring their gifts to our film set, and to give them the tools they need to be excellent.

In return for your donation, you'll get a credit in the movie and, depending on your sponsorship level:

  • Recognition on our website.
  • Social media recognition.
  • Social media support for your movie/webseries, book, course, project or product.
  • Signed copies of scripts and memorabilia from the set.
  • Digital Download, DVD/Blue Ray copy of the movie when completed.
  • Bonus features and Behind the Scenes video and content from set.
  • Discounts on services and products from our various sponsors and partners.
  • Posters, Art and Media guides.
  • "Presented By" credits at the beginning of the movie.
  • Your logo on merchandise and promotional materials
  • Tickets to the Premiere and After Party
  • And More...

Want to Join Us On The Journey?

MVP
Club Member

Join us on the team!

  • Your Name in the Closing Credits of the Movie
  • Special Mention on Social Media
  • Access to News and Announcements From the Team

$5

STAR
Club Member

Watch the Movie for Free!

  • Digital Stream of Movie When Completed
  • Discounts and Special Deals From Partners and Sponsors
  • All the Perks of the MVP Membership

$25

SUPER STAR
Club Member

A Special Gift from Us

  • A Signed Copy of the Shooting Script From the Cast and Directors
  • A Copy of the Movie with Exclusive Content
  • All the Perks of the STAR Club Membership

$100

Sponsor the Coffee Table

For $500, you can sponsor the "Crafty Table" for ONE DAY.  

Craft services is truly the hub of the film set. It is where cast and crew hob-knob, where background actors flock when not featured on screen, and where everyone can come together for a nice bagel and coffee in the morning. A good craft services table will keep our cast and crew energized with fresh snacks, water, tea and coffee. The "Crafty Services" crew member is an invaluable member of the team, because not only do they supply nourishment throughout the day, they are also the on-set First Aid attendant to keep us safe.

We have 35 of these Sponsorships available (one for each day). For your sponsorship, you will see:

  1. Your company/club logo displayed at the craft services table on set.
  2. Photographs and video will be taken and posted throughout the day on social media.
  3.  Video and photographs with the crew and cast thanking you and your company/club for the "snacks" on that day.

This is a perfect sponsorship for:

  • Triathlon Clubs
  • Service Businesses
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Promotion of an Upcoming Special Event, Book Release, or Movie/Webseries Release.

More Opportunities?

We have a larger Branding Sponsorship Program available for businesses who want to support creative filmmaking with their marketing. Through our Podium Sponsorships, you can get your business name and brand in the Opening Title Credits, have an exclusive presence at our Premiere and theatrical screenings, have an entire "day on set" dedicated to you, your employees and your business, and have a large imprint in the marketing and distribution materials for the movie.

Our Podium Sponsorships start at $1,000 and go up to $5,000. 

What People Are Saying About 13 Miles

John Doe UI/UX Designer

“Challenge accepted.”

“What excites me most about working on this film as this character was the challenge of playing someone who participates in triathlon.

I've personally never participated in a triathlon and neither had Cora... But she knew all about it from an outsider's perspective and so do I, so the thrill and excitement of doing it for Cora is similar to the thrill I feel as an actor when I get to live in her shoes.

When I train for the role, I always do it as Cora and it's been a pretty awesome experience so far. Challenge accepted."

Jovanna Huguet
- "Cora"

“Being a triathlete means I get to create and surpass goals every week.”

“I'm excited about the physical challenge. Logging multiple miles on the bike and on the track is way harder than I thought.

Being a triathlete means I get to create and surpass goals every week.”

Jeff Gonek
- "Darcy"
John Doe UI/UX Designer

Add Your Name To The Team and #Make13Happen

Credit in the movie, support for your brand, support for the arts, whatever your reasons may be, you will be making a huge impact to support the growth of creative, independent film. You are supporting highly talented cast and crew, and ensuring that we, as filmmakers, can continue to make amazing movies in the right way. In a sustainable way for all.

13 Miles, The Embryo Crew

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Anthony Epp and Helena Thom
Creators of 13 Miles

About the Producers

We are storytellers, first and foremost. We are trying every day to make 13 Miles a little better.

This movie speaks to the heart of people who have felt a dedication to that "one thing" and asks the question, "what if you get what you want? Then what?" 

 Spread the Word!

Please let your friends know about the project-- A team is strongest when there is, well, a TEAM.

So, if you're a triathlete or a fan of triathlon, let your fellow Athletes know about the film. If you're a fan of independent moviemaking, let other fans know. One of the best ways to help this project succeed is by spreading the word on Social Media, so please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, share our campaign on social media, and email your friends about the film. 

What Will the Funds Raised Be Used For?

Sponsorship funds will be used to make the movie! Specifically:

  • Compensating Crew and Cast for their incredible work.
  • Renting gear (lights, camera equipment, grip, and location equipment like tents, tables and chairs)
  • Food for the cast and crew.
  • Costumes, props, bikes.
  • Stunts (so they are completed safely).
  • Preproduction expenses, such as rehearsal space, location scouting, etc.
  • Editing the movie.
  • Creating a musical score.
  • Sound design, sound editing and mixing the sound.
  • Final polishing of the film: colour correction and titles.
  • On-line editing and mastering.
  • Insurance, Permits, Legal forms and Accounting.

What if we raise more than budgeted?

If we raise more than our budget, we can definitely put the money to good use. Here's how:

  • Make all of the above better. We have a bare bones budget to get the above items; enough to get the job done. With additional funds we can make each scene better.
  • Apply to the next round of filming. We have another 30+ days of filming after February, and any head start we have is great!

What You Get For Your Support

  • Your name in the credits.
  • A DVD or digital stream/download of the movie.
  • An autographed script.
  • Discounts on partner and sponsor products (triathlon, film, etc.) as they are announced.
  • Tickets to the Premiere and After Party for the movie.
  • As much gratitude and thankfulness as we can send your way.

Risks and Challenges

While independent filmmaking is always a challenge, we've been there many times before and have met those challenges with success.

We have over a decade of experience helping put together productions from television shows to independent feature films. We know what it takes to make a movie, and have spent countless hours determining ways to streamline the filmmaking process without sacrificing quality and the vision of the movie.

We're working with seasoned professionals, most of whom we've worked with before. We have already begun filming, so we have already had an opportunity to test out our production method. We are confident we can complete the movie with your generous support.