Motorcycle documentary tops $50,000 fundraising goal

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDAugust 22, 2013 

"Out of Nothing," a documentary being made in Bellingham

Mark Bjorklund of Bellingham rode a specially designed Ducati when he tried to set a speed record in 2012 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. "Out of Nothing," a documentary made in Bellingham, follows the racing dreams of brothers Mark and Carl Bjorklund, Jason Omer of Ferndale and Bill Woods of Shoreline. The movie will premier May 17 at Mount Baker Theatre.

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Crew members filming a documentary about land speed records sought by several Whatcom County motorcyclists had some good news on their way to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to shoot additional footage.

Their Kickstarter campaign to help finance the finishing touches on "Out of Nothing" topped their $50,000 goal. As of 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, five hours before the fundraising deadline, 446 people had pledged a total of $53,684.

Ryan Stiles, the well-known Whatcom County comedian and one of the movie's producers, was the face of the online appeal for money. Donations received a boost when actor Charlie Sheen, who knows Stiles from their time together on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men," donated $10,000.

One person donated $7,500 or more, and two donated $750 or more, but most donations were in the $20 to $250 range.

To see a trailer for "Out of Nothing," go to outofnothingmovie.com, or search for it on YouTube.

Reach Dean Kahn at 360-715-2291 or dean.kahn@bellinghamherald.com.

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