"Mudbloods" is a documentary that follows the UCLA quidditch team on their journey to the 5th International Quidditch Association World Cup, held on Randall’s Island, New York, in 2011.
UCLA quidditch was founded by Tom Marks in the fall of 2009. Only two years later, UCLA competed in World Cup V. Today, UCLA is one of the best teams in the West region, demonstrated by their placing second at Western Cup III, first at Western Cup IV, and second at World Cup VI. Despite losing much of their roster to graduation this year, they are looking in great form for the upcoming Western Cup V on November 23 and 24 in Phoenix, Arizona, where they will compete to qualify for one of eleven World Cup VII spots against seventeen other teams, including our very own Silicon Valley teams.
The documentary itself is the product of two years of hard work by the "Mudbloods" team. Eric Martin, the writer and producer behind the documentary, says “We believe this is one of the most comprehensive, emotional, and honest portraits of what it means to play quidditch, and we’re working hard to ensure that this movie gets the broadest possible exposure for the sport.” They aim to release the documentary in both digital and physical format and are offering merchandise—t-shirts, posters, postcards, and wristbands—to Kickstarter funders, in addition to other goodies, such as early viewing, premier tickets, and private video chats with members of the cast and crew.
As of this writing, "Mudbloods" has met its Kickstarter goal, but there are still some nice benefits available to snag, and anything extra will go to making the documentary look and sound better, as well as making it more widely available. Watch the trailer and donate at their Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1bRzrFU