Our crowdfunding campaign on Pozible is officially over. And as much as we hate to say it, we didn’t reach our funding target. It’s disappointing for us given the time, preparation and planning that went into our Pozible project. We gave it our best shot but just didn’t quite get there.
The whole experience with Pozible, while disappointing, was at the same time incredibly rewarding. The people we met, the contacts we made and the information we received has been nothing short of extraordinary – and it’s still coming in.
Getting Broken Wings up on Pozible required the talents and assistance of a lot of people and quite a few favours along the way. And we’d like to thank everyone who helped us get there.
Stevo Williams from Flagstaff Studios, a huge thanks for mixing the audio on our Pozible video for us. Sam Coates from Clemenger BBDO for the lovely grade on our pictures, thank you too.
Nicola Patterson from Propeller PR who helped knock our PR release into shape at very short notice and managed to get us media coverage in Campaign Brief, thanks Nic for your help.
And Ben Birchill, thanks for the tips on a social media strategy. It really got things moving on Facebook and Twitter.
We’d also like to thank Jack Beckett from War History online for his unwavering support over the past month. War History Online provided very generous coverage for Broken Wings and timely updates about our progress via their website.
To all our friends at Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne, thanks for your interest, pledges, advice and friendship, we couldn’t have got to where we did without your support.
And finally to everyone that joined in our conversations on Facebook, tweeted, retweeted, posted, liked, conversed, advised and emailed us, we really appreciate the enthusiasm and backing you’ve shown Broken Wings. While our Pozible project has ended, our Facebook page will continue, given the incredible interest it has generated.
So what’s next for Broken Wings?
You’d think after 13 years and all that went into our Pozible project, it’d be time we called it a day. Well unfortunately for our respective families… we’re just getting started. With all that’s surfaced over the past month, we’ve got a lot of work to do, and we’re looking forward to the next chapter in Broken Wings… details of which will be announced shortly.
Since our project went live last week on Pozible, we’ve been delighted with the response. We’ve had pledges coming in from far and wide and we’re most appreciate of those who’ve chosen to support the project. Recently however, we’ve been in discussion with leading military website War History Online about forming a partnership that will help spread the word even further. So we’re delighted to announce that we’ve chosen War History Online to be our Official Media Partner.
While we’ll continue to populate our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages with news and announcements as they come to hand, War History Online will assist us in sharing our news to a far greater audience than we could hope to get to on our own.
War History Online is a one stop resource for military history and current military news. So if you have an interest in anything military both past and present, you’re sure to find it at warhistoryonline.com
What Is Broken Wings
Broken Wings is a documentary film project currently in production in Melbourne, Australia. It explores the legend that as many as twelve brand new Spitfires still in their original packing crates, are buried somewhere in an around the township of Oakey in southern Queensland.
James Carter and Karl von Moller, both warbird enthusiasts and film makers from Melbourne are behind the venture and it’s their fascination with warbird aircraft and a desire to tell a remarkable story, that’s driving this exciting project. After 13 years of exhaustive research, their hard work and commitment will prove one way or another whether the rumours are true and with a bit of luck…find them.
View Our First Trailer
To provide you with some sense as to how the whole project is taking shape, we’ve completed our first
trailer for Broken Wings. It’s by no means the final trailer, but it will give you some sense of where
the project is heading.
When filming recommences in the latter months of 2013, Broken Wings will move into the most exciting
phase of the search and the documentary’s production. So click on the image and get a feeling for
what’s been driving the project and why it’s such an exciting project.
What Makes This Story So Unique
The simple fact that it’s a compelling, modern adventure story. A real life Raiders of the Lost Ark and it exists right here in Australia. But will we actually unearth any of these legendary aircraft? At this stage that’s anyone’s guess. In fact, many people we’ve come across ask us, “…how do you know they’re there?” The short answer is, we don’t. But with the amount of information we’ve been able to uncover over seven years, including first hand accounts of what took place at Oakey, we’ve narrowed the search area down to a number of likely targets. It’s now up to us to find them.
Whatever the result, the Oakey legend makes for an extremely exciting documentary. No where else in the world does a story exist even remotely similar to this one. Imagine it, a bunch of guys steal a World War II Air Force fighter aircraft and bury it simply for posterity. It’s the stuff of legends.The importance of finding a Spitfire cannot be understated. Of the approximately 22,000 that were manufactured, just 60 are still airworthy. What’s more, only two airworthy Spitfires still exist in Australia. So to discover one or more that could be restored to airworthy condition would be remarkable.