It’s hard to imagine that we are less than a month away from launch. We’re surrounded by a stack of boxes – donated gear, bits & pieces we think will make our lives easier… and a couple of sleeping bags to air out and see which will be the most beneficial to take along. We’ve got a gear list. A checklist. A shot list. And a wish list. We’ve been working on this project since last March – and it finally feels like we’ve just moved on from house-training it and it can actually go outside.
Like a lot of indie filmmakers we’ve been funding it out of our own pockets, and our bank accounts have finally caught up with the reality. We quite literally spent weeks going back and forth on how to approach a crowd-funding campaign given that as we are filming a pilot, we will have legal restrictions on exactly what we can offer as reward perks. And it is all about the perks.
But this is something we truly believe in. The Mongol Rally is just the tip of the iceberg for us, and getting to be on this grand adventure with so many people is going to be inspiring and we want to share that with as many people as we can. For the past 10 years, The Adventurists have hosted one of the craziest rallies known to man, woman and vegetable. People have walked away from the Mongol Rally forever changed, forever seeing their lives reflecting that one time, one summer where they did the impossible.
We want people to break free from their armchairs, and go do. You don’t have to be an Olympian either. The point is, we’re shown all the time that with a large bank account, a personal chef, a personal trainer and celebrity status, you too can sail the world, climb a mountain, or travel across continents. The reality is, everyday, normal people like you and I are doing this all the time. Are wanting to do this more and more, because life is just getting far too technical. Too gadgety, and far too absorbed in the abundance of everything everywhere.
We need trees. We need campfires. We need to take a deep breath and step out of the swamp of technobabble ding ding treeble tweerpy email spam digi-nutballing.
Today we’re launching our campaign to help with the final few bits and pieces that we need. Things to help our team along and help us make sure the pilot gets the perfect amount of attention to be picked up.
Check out our campaign here: igg.me/at/armchairadventuristspilot/x/2085756
Every little bit counts. And we know what life is like. If you can’t donate, then please share our campaign with your friends, Facebook, and Twitter.