Kickstarter: Holtermand & Navis

Posted by Jakub

So many great Kickstarters have been popping up and this one seems very close to the ISO50 family, below is info on Kim Høltermand & Tim Navis Outliers project:

This October, with the help of the Kickstarter community, a small group of filmmakers, photographers and musicians are setting out on a journey to explore the remote countryside of Iceland and document our experiences with the landscape, residents and traditions we encounter. The end result, a beautifully packaged box set of the film and companion soundtrack, will be released to backers of the project as a physical artifact of the unique and awe-inspiring experience. We can’t wait to share the results with you.

The project — anchored by internationally renowned photographers Tim Navis + Kim Høltermand and aided by film collective Scenic and composer Deru — will be unique in its improvisational spirit. The group will create a series of short films at various locations throughout the island, inspired by moments of discovery and chance occurrence. Tim’s sun-drenched SoCal landscapes and Kim’s cold, architectural abstractions provide the perfect visual foundation, and fans of their work can imagine how exciting a collaboration between the two will be.

We’ll be sharing our trip in inventive ways with supporters, providing a real-time window into an experience that the community helped to make reality. Upon our return, Scenic will edit a series of short films, featuring an original score by Deru and a full-length soundtrack featuring contributions from select musicians and contemporary composers. Tim + Kim will create an archival photo book and release a limited run of exclusive prints for the Kickstarter community.

Your donation will help provide travel and accommodations while our small crew films and photographs the trip, and will allow us to produce truly stunning physical artifacts that showcase the beauty and wonder of Iceland. We hope you’ll join us on our journey, and we thank you for your support.

About the Soundtrack
*** Download the first single here, FREE ***

Deru is curating a full-length soundtrack compilation of tracks contributed specifically for the film. Artists include:

• Shigeto
• Loscil
• Goldmund
• Asura
• Tycho
• Joby Talbot
• Ryuichi Sakamoto
• More to be announced

14 Comments Leave A Comment


Keith says:

July 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm

this looks incredible…need to find some loose cash to throw at the project’s way…can’t wait to see the sights/sounds that result from this…


mg33 says:

July 24, 2011 at 8:53 am

This looks promising. I’ve not supported anything through Kickstarter yet but might have to here.

I’m actually going to Iceland for a week next month and I’m so excited. It’s been my top travel destination for several years. I’ve not planned anything yet as I’ve been super busy lately, but hoping to get our itinerary planned this week. Not to hijack this post but if anyone has any suggestions please share them. We’ll have six full days, and ideally I’d wanted to rent a car and drive around the country. Not sure if that’s doable since we want time in Reykjavik, but we are for sure going to spend time around the country.


Anthony Ciannamea says:

July 24, 2011 at 10:33 am

Hi MG33,

For planning the Outliers budget, we used to plan out a self-drive tour. They have the most affordable packages of all the Icelandic tour companies I’d researched and they have a selection of tours that fit the duration of your stay. Check it when you get a chance!

Thale – You can check out our Kickstarter page and donate there if you’re into the project. We’ve got tiers for all sorts of budgets and appreciate any help we can get. There’s a long road ahead to reach our goal but we’re confident we can make it if the word gets spread. We’ll be announcing even more artists to the soundtrack and can’t wait to share some surprises with you all.


mg33 says:

July 24, 2011 at 12:51 pm

@ Anthony – much thanks for the advice! I will take a look. Best of luck to you and the project, it’s the first Kickstarter project I’ve really wanted to support.


shadyghost says:

July 27, 2011 at 9:50 am

Just supported my first project via kickstarter! Cannot wait to see this come to fruition and mostly due to Tycho being on the soundtrack. haha. Looks incredible. Also endorsed with my twitter account and will definitely spread the word.


Anthony Ciannamea (Scenic) says:

July 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm

@Shadyghost – Can’t thank you enough. Spreading the word and convincing the internet universe to back the project is exactly what we need help with. Getting tons of blog and social media love and people really seem to share in the excitement – right now is a really crucial time and it’s important for folks to know that the project will only materialize if we have the backup. A little bit goes a long way!


Bas says:

July 29, 2011 at 12:42 am

@MG33 – There is not a lot to see in Reykjavik, 1 day is probably enough. From what I remember (but I was a 12 years old back then), it is much more valuable to drive around in a car. I enjoyed that more. The Gullfoss waterfall, for instance, is extremely beautiful.


gerwin says:

August 1, 2011 at 2:49 am

I went to Iceland last year and I’ll definitely be going back. This looks like a great project, I’m happy to support it!