GILBERT KLINGEL:  Man of Steel
January 2017 - YouTube Film Trailer of
Future Documentary

MILLER PRODUCTIONS OF
VIRGINIA, LLC
presents...

the upcoming 2017 documentary...

GILBERT KLINGEL:
Man of Steel

GILBERT KLINGEL was a man of his times.

Born in Baltimore in 1908, Klingel was a self-educated Renaissance man whose accomplishments earned him an international reputation.
The Freya, a steel-hulled sloop built by the Gwynn’s Island explorer, boatbuilder, inventor, naturalist, researcher, and author Gilbert Klingel, will be coming home to Mathews in Spring 2017.
Built by Klingel at his Gwynn’s Island boatyard in the mid-1950s, the Freya is currently docked in St. Augustine, Florida. Tom Robinson of Moon heard the boat was for sale and contacted her owner, Tim Loncarich, who agreed to donate her to the MATHEWS MARITIME FOUNDATION for use as an educational vessel. She was previously used for that purpose by a high school in Maine.
Robinson said the Freya will be eventually docked at the foundation’s boat shop on Gwynn’s Island and that plans are in the works to have it designated a Virginia Maritime Historic Landmark. The Mathews Economic Development Authority awarded the Maritime Foundation a $4,400 grant to fund repairs and outfitting for the boat and to pay for a Virginia Department of Historic Resources road marker to denote the location where the boat will be berthed, said Robinson.  However, we will need additional funds to restore Freya's condition to make her seaworthy for the trip up from Florida.  Your donation to help would be appreciated.  Upon her return, she will be outfitted to become a facility for a new Sea Scout troop in Mathews County and will participate in local maritime events.  


THE UPCOMING 2017 DOCUMENTARY FILM:
Filmmaker Dave Miller of Aylett, plans to include her journey back in a documentary he’s making titled “Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel.” Filming is now underway, (you can preview the YouTube Trailer January 2017 above)  along with production planning to outline the people and places this film will take us. Join us on this exciting project!
This independent project will be released in 2017 to public television outlets in Virginia, after which Miller expects it to be taken up nationally by PBS.
Miller, whose film projects about the Chesapeake Bay including “Journey on the Chesapeake” and “Oysters, Boats and Men,” have been well-received, said his new film will be a one-hour documentary taking a wide view of Klingel’s life, his many accomplishments, and of course, the journey home for FREYA.


Your financial support is crucial to the production of this timely documentary due to completion when FREYA heads home in Spring 2017.
By helping us, you will receive some great PBS style promotional opportunities and credit in the film.   See sponsorship packages below.

FILM PRODUCED IN CONJUNCTION WITH MATHEWS MARITIME FOUNDATION TO 'BRING FREYA HOME' - 2017



Upcoming
"Gilbert Klingel:  Man of Steel"
documentary film
by
Miller Productions of Virginia, LLC
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SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

 

f​​Clicking on the below amount donations LINK, ​​
will take you to
MATHEWS MARITIME FOUNDATION Donation website....

  $50.  - will receive a DVD or mp4 of the film when it is released.

$100. and up   - Individuals will receive their name in the credits of the film.

​$500. and up  - will receive their company's name under a special thanks in the credits of the film - also sponsors at this level and up will receive links to FACEBOOK and YouTube clips
and updates to post on their website.

If you are interested in contributing at this level please contact Dave Miller
at  his  email address or telephone below for further  details  on your options.
DAVE MILLER, President, Producer/Director of
MILLER PRODUCTIONS OF VIRGINIA, LLC
DAVE@MILLERPRODUCTIONSOFVIRGINIA. COM
​804 499-0860

$1,000 and up  - will receive their LOGO large on Special Credits page before credits directly after producer credits in order that they sign up with the film.  

$2,000 and up - "Freya" first sponsor to select this option will receive credit over a minimum of three boat travel scenes on the Freya.  This is the current official Gilbert Klingel Steel hulled Sailboat.


$2,000 and up - first sponsor to select this option will receive Aerial photography credit at end of film and during film on minimum of three aerial clips.  Aerial photography may be done by the official "Freya Cam" or by manned aircraft over the Freya's Journey.  Offers for use of other aircraft may be negotiated.
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$5,000 and up - First four sponsors will receive a :15 filmed sponsorship promo (produced at no charge) that runs at head and tail of film.  All sponsors at this level will receive a filmed promo for their use on broadcast or internet tied to the film and first rights to sponsor theatrical events and industry/company events, screenings, and lectures with the film and producers.  

Segment Sponsorship - this option will involve sponsoring a specific segment or sequence within the film. 

Event Sponsorship - these will be live screenings of:  "Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel" or other Bay films such as "Journey on the Chesapeake", "Striped Bass: The Quest for the Bite", or "Oysters, Boats, and Men" and details will be worked out on an individual basis.  These events are fundraisers for the production of
Virginia films on the Chesapeake Bay region, lifestyle, and environment.​ 


 







Other options for sponsorships can be discussed at any level of participation...
CLICK HERE for email link to DAVE MILLER Film Producer 
All of our sponsors will become part of this film production and will have
inside information and privileges.  

Join us in promoting this exciting Mathews event and help others learn about it!

Thank you for your support!

life and accomplishments of GIlbert Klingel...
Gilbert Klingel was certainly a "man of steel".

He was a metallurgist during the World War II years and used his knowledge to build steel boats on Gwynn’s Island, Va. He collaborated with Tom Colvin, a yacht designer and fellow Mathews yacht builder, to publish “Boatbuilding with Steel”, a book that became a source for boat builders around the world.
He also built a submersible for National Geographic. This was only one aspect of his exceptional life.

He was shipwrecked on the Caribbean island, "Inagua" for six months.

The details of his books, “Inagua” and “The Bay”, his diving bell exploits in the Chesapeake Bay, his love of observing and documenting the environment that surrounded him, left us with an uplifting true story that deserves to be told. Young and old alike will marvel at his resilience and perseverance.

Please click and support the







HELP
BRING 'FREYA' HOME
to 
MATHEWS 2017
and
SUPPORT THE PRODUCTION
OF THE
UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY...
GILBERT KLINGEL: Man of Steel 
by
MILLER PRODUCTIONS OF VIRGINIA, LLC
​Dave Miller, President, Producer/Director
www.breathinglifetv.com

KLINGEL:  the man
He was an explorer and a naturalist who did so many adventurous and brave things, that it almost boggles the mind.
His writing about the Chesapeake Bay is totally unique, from the bottom of the sea to the inside of an Osprey's nest. He did things that seem heroic and yet wrote about them in a poetic way.
You only need to read a few pages of Klingel's works, "Inagua" or "The Bay" to realize his is a worthy story, a great story, a man that traveled a difficult path, not just for himself, but for us all.

Supporting this campaign will not only help bring FREYA home, it will also enable us to tell Klingel's amazing story to the world.

FREYA...
the boat
(click for update)

FREYA was named after the Nordic goddess of love and beauty.
FREYA is at her temporary slip in St. Augustine, Florida, awaiting mast repair and for safer conditions along the AICW (Atlantic Intra-Coastal Waterway), after the lingering damages incurred by Hurricane Matthew.

Your donation is needed to BRING FREYA HOME...
http://www.mathewsmaritime.com/freya_donate.html

BBC Woodworking - St. Augustine, Florida

The BBC is currently repairing the original Box section mast and anticipate a spring return of the vessel to Chesapeake waters.

I enjoyed reading " Inagua " by Gilbert Klingel. The Mathews Maritime Foundation will be happy to have "Freya" to remember this important connection with the past.

Bob Bonner - 
BBC Woodworking

Bob Bonner working on some Freya components.

The Crew...

MATHEWS MARITIME FOUNDATION
Board Members who are working to 'BRING FREYA HOME' 2017:

Tom Robinson - adventurer, working with international fire fighting campaigns

Marcy Benouameur - Gil Klingel's daughter; retired from the Smithsonian Institution and is an avid kayaker

Capt. John Bonner - sailing FREYA up from St. Augustine in Spring 2017 has extensive sailing experience going back 40 years

PARTICIPANT:
Sam Forrest (far right) - twice trans-Atlantic solo sailor who grew up with Gil Klingel. Sam will be interviewed for the film.
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FILMMAKER:
Dave Miller (2nd from right) - Emmy award winning filmmaker and documentarian.  President, Producer/Director of 

MILLER PRODUCTIONS OF VIRGINIA, LLC 

Your tax-deductible donations are welcomed through
Mathews Maritime Foundation
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