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RiverBlue - Saving Our Rivers
$48,207 raised
107% of $45k goal
152 contributors
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Ended Aug 20, 2019

Over the past few years, Mark Angelo and the RiverBlue film crew have been on a major global expedition that has taken them down many of the world’s great rivers while producing the upcoming feature film, RiverBlue, which examines the impact of denim and other textile manufacturing on global waterways.

We have recently finished principal photography and have started post-production. This is where we need your help!

What Will This Money Go Towards?

* Animation for the film

* Music for the film

* Voice-over talent

The film is one of the most ambitious and extensive river documentaries undertaken in many years and the team's hope is that it will be an “agent for positive change”. The team’s journey was, in many ways, an unprecedented adventure during which they highlighted the many values of rivers while also focusing on the serious challenges that confront them. Along the way, they ended up taking the first in-depth look at the textile and tannery industries, namely denim manufacturing, a major but under-reported industrial contributor to global freshwater pollution. Our goal is to encourage more of us to become advocates for clean water, healthy rivers, and eco-conscious consumers.

We invite you to join us in this global water movement. Pick a perk and help to make a positive change for rivers and those that use them. Together our voice is stronger.

We are steps closer to becoming ethical consumers and making a difference in the lives of many.  Thank you for your support and stay tuned for updates.

To Clean Rivers,

The RiverBlue Crew

Meet the Team

The production team of RiverBlue brings together some of the most driven and experienced members in their field. Each member has been a leader in their respective professions and united they have been able to explore, in great depth, the adverse affects of textile manufacturing, with a focus on denim, to be able to present the issues globally.

Our Director

David McIlvride - A passionate storyteller, David has been traveling the globe to help give a voice to the people that aren't usually heard.

Described by John Doyle, esteemed Globe critic, as making documentaries that are “gut wrenching” and “eye popping”, RiverBlue brings together stunning images with heartfelt stories from the scientist to the farmer, to the makers of jeans.

David is a Gemini Award-winning director, brings many years of experience to the RiverBlue team, having written and directed several television documentary series', including Ice Pilots NWT and Dust Up as well as feature-length documentaries like Sledhead and It's a Mall World.

River Advocate

Mark Angelo - An internationally celebrated river conservationist, teacher and paddler, Mark has been working to protect global waterways for over 40 years.  Mark has received the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada (his country's highest honour) in recognition of his river conservation efforts over the past four decades. Among his many other awards are the inaugural United Nations Stewardship Award and the National River Conservation Award.

Our Producer

Roger Williams -A Gemini nominated cinematographer, Roger has been capturing images for some of the largest commercial productions with clients like Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox and TSN Sports, to poignant documentary pieces on water and fisheries, for over 30 years. Having produced hundreds of projects, including his own lifestyle series Hollywood & Vine, while also running two companies, Roger brings the skill-set and passion to RiverBlue to make it all happen. 


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$10 CAD
  • 5 claimed
A big, heartfelt thank you mention on our website for supporting RiverBlue and the ethical manufacturing of jeans. We will also keep you posted of screenings for RiverBlue.
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$20 CAD
  • 79 claimed
Special edition copy of RiverBlue upon availability. We will keep you posted of the release date and release of digital download.
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$30 CAD
  • 15 claimed
Special edition copy of RiverBlue upon availability and a digital copy of the shooting script.
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$50 CAD
  • 17 claimed
Digital download of RiverBlue with bonus scenes when the film becomes available. PLUS a digital copy of our Production eDiary, with photos from the film and quotes from the filmmakers.
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$100 CAD
  • 7 claimed
  • 3 remaining
Estimated delivery Sep 2015
A 30-minute Skype session with renowned river advocate and World Rivers Day founder, Mark Angelo, to help you set up a river initiative in conjunction with World Rivers Day! Also the option to chat with a RiverBlue producer. Plus, the download of RiverBlue (upon availability).
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$150 CAD
  • 4 claimed
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Estimated delivery Oct 2014
Receive a digital copy of Wild Water Wild Earth, which beautifully captures the passion, work and adventures of renowned river advocate and paddler, Mark Angelo. This photographic essay spans seven continents, from Canadian wilderness to the Antarctic and from the heart of Africa to the peaks of the Himalayas.
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$250 CAD
  • 3 claimed
All of the Above PLUS we will give you a “Special Thanks” on the finished film AND a personalized digital eDiary with exclusive photos from set with quotes from the crew.
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$500 CAD
  • 5 claimed
  • 5 remaining
Estimated delivery Oct 2015
White water rafting trip on Chilliwack River for 2! This is the most exciting one, day river trip close to Vancouver. The trip is run by Hyak Rafting, one of BC’s longest operating and most respected rafting companies. Plus, two VIP passes to film premiere in the city closest to you. Digital download of full documentary with extras and out-takes, limited edition/signed digital download poster by Mark Angelo.
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$1,500 CAD
  • 2 claimed
  • 1 remaining
Estimated delivery Oct 2015
As part of the BC Outdoor Recreation Awareness Initiative, join River Specialist Mark Angelo on a guided tour of local sturgeon and salmon fishing practices in British Columbia. Perhaps catch and release a massive sturgeon from the Fraser. You must provide your own accommodations and transportation. Two VIP passes to film premiere in the city closest to you. PLUS, the digital downloads of RiverBlue, upon availability, the Production eDiary and Poster.
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$50,000 CAD
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Your name or organization logo placement in the end credits, PLUS 2 tickets for 4 days at Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort. You must provide your own transportation for travel to the resort. 2 VIP passes to any screening you can attend and red carpet. Private VIP dinner with RIVER BLUE team. PLUS, the digital downloads of the Film, Production Diary, eBook and Poster
Contact us for more details.
NOTE: Vacation dates are based on availability at Nimmo Bay between May-October 2014 or 2015.
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