We Are Throwers has finally been released! After two years of production, Piotrek Smietana’s video love letter to yoyoing is now available to everyone who backed the IndieGoGo campaign (you should have received your download code via email) as well as for purchase on Reelhouse.com.
Filmmaker Piotrek Smietana has released the second trailer for his in-progress documentary about yoyoing, We Are Throwers. Looks like Piotrek has been having fun with his drone!
Piotrek and I are working on a proper cinematic premiere of the film at the 2016 World YoYo Contest…we’ll announce details once they are confirmed!
Dale Oliver is the 1992 World YoYo Champion, and the founder of the modern World YoYo Contest. He was an instrumental part in the creation of the modern yoyo scene, and I’m personally really glad that Piotrek was able to get some time with him on camera. It speaks well to the depth that we can expect from We Are Thrower when the film is finished and released.
There isn’t much time left to support the We Are Throwers documentary on IndieGoGo, but the organizers are offering up a special giveaway to sweeten the deal!
Three lucky winners who support the We Are Throwers campaign will win a FULL SET of the new Rebellion by YoYoRecreation line! Three lucky winners will each receive an Acro, Butcher, and Golyat from Rebellion, the new budget brand designed by YoYoRecreation.
Here’s what you have to do to win:
1. Contribute any amount to the We Are Throwers campaign.
2. Post the photo above on Instagram, and tag @wearethrowers, #WeAreThrowers, #RebellionYoYo & #yoyonews.
3. The organizers pick three lucky winners at the end of the campaign to receive a special prize pack with a full set of the new Rebellion yoyos!
That’s it! Super simple!
The IndieGoGo campaign for We Are Throwers is live! The race is now on to gain funding for this incredibly ambitious documentary about the modern yoyo scene, to be filmed and directed by yoyo filmmaker extraordinaire (and occasional YoYoNews contributor) Piotrek Smietana.
It seems every year some filmmaker pops up and wants to create a documentary about the yoyo scene. These are always done from an “outside looking in” perspective, and while it’s illuminating to see how the rest of the world views yoyo players it always leaves the players themselves feeling a little left out. We Are Throwers definitely aims to change that as a documentary shot entire by and for yoyo players.
The perks are fantastic…limited editions YoYoRecreation Draupnirs, one-off anodizing tests from CLYW, DVDs, shirts, and tons more items coming from manufacturers like Rebellion. There is something for everyone, and all yoyo players should be able to find a level to support and help make this love letter to the yoyo community happen.
Head over to IndieGoGo right now and pledge your support, and then share the link to get more people involved!
Piotrek Smietana, one of the most celebrated and respected videographers in the yoyo scene, is working on a new documentary about our community, our industry, and the people who hold it together.
We Are Throwers will begin fundraising soon on Kickstarter to raise money for gear and travel for Piotrek and his crew to visit players and events around the world to truly document what it means to be a yoyo player in the modern age. Check out this amazing trailer, and we’ll be sure to update when their Kickstarter page is live!