A documentary featuring Kickstarter supporters. We're going on a road trip, and we want you to come with us.
What’s up, Kickstarter! My name’s Matt and my friend Jon and I are going on a road trip across the country. We begin our journey May 11th and we'll be back to New York by May 25th. But here’s the catch. We’re going to film the entire thing and we want YOU to be a part of the process.
This is a Kickstarter campaign starring and featuring Kickstarter supporters. The more you get involved, the more fun it will be. You can star in the documentary or work with us behind the scenes. We’ve set up a lot of great ways to get involved, so why don't you join us. Even if you give just one dollar, we'll update you along the way and you'll get your name in the credits. We promise, it will be loads of fun.
If you contribute anything you will be a part of this film. We want to open this up as much as possible. That means getting exclusive updates along the way in case you want to meet up. In addition, you’ll see the finished product, whatever that may be, before anyone else. Oh, and you’ll get to see your name in the credits. Of course, if you’re feeling more ambitious, you can pledge just a little more and we’ll pick you up. Or maybe even drive to see you wherever you are. But the buck doesn’t stop there. If being on camera isn’t your thing, we have prizes that let you get involved in the editing and crafting of the final film. We’ve also sprinkled in some other prizes here and there to sweeten the pot, such as one of a kind artwork by Matt or this limited edition poster designed by Jay (UPDATE: $25 gets you an 8x11 copy of this poster!).
We only have two weeks to get across the country, so there’s going to be a lot of driving in enough time to get back to our day jobs. Here’s our route:
What do you need money for?
All we want you to do is chip in for gas (don’t worry we are too). The trip itself currently totals 7,367 miles. So if we do a little math...
7,367 / 25 miles to the gallon = 295 total gallons
295 x $3.90 for the average price of gas = $1,150
And that’s all we’re asking you to cover. We have the equipment and places to stay; we just need that little extra to get everything going. Of course, we’ll have plenty of cool stuff planned if we go over the pledge goal.
So what’s this documentary about?
We wish we knew. With any luck it won’t be just long, boring landscapes. But hey, even if it is, we’ll make it black and white, dub it in French and call it art house. The fact of the matter is, we simply don’t know. This isn’t one of those “documentaries” that blur the lines of truth and fiction. This is all real. We have no plan. Actually, scratch that. You are our plan.
So look, donate if you can and be a part of this exciting documentary. But even if you can’t, be sure to check back on this page for updates, or follow us on Twitter, @every1drivesdoc. We’ll be keeping everyone updated on our progress either way. Thanks so much in advance for helping us realize our goal.
Quick answer, mostly yes. We will stop anywhere along our route or just outside of it for the Location Scout level or above (up to four hours outside for Executive Producer). Of course, we're trying to get as many people involved as possible so if you think your location might be outside our scope shoot us a message and I'm sure we can work something out.
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P.A. - Daily email updates about where we are (in case you want to hang out). See the finished product before anyone else + your name in the creditsEstimated delivery:
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Key P.A. - All of the above + access to behind the scenes footage, and an open chat about the film before we are finished + a postcard sent to your door.Estimated delivery:
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Production Manager - All of the above + we’ll send you a personalized postcard along the way.Estimated delivery:
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Editor - Help us edit the film. Daily updates + your name in the credits + a chance to give us valuable feedback about the film as we are editing.Estimated delivery:
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Supervising Editor - Editing package + a limited edition poster, signed by the designer, Jay Hoffmann.Estimated delivery:
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Location Scout - Pick a place en route for Matt and Jon to go + daily updates + postcard + signed poster.Estimated delivery:
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Art Director - Editing package + Matt will draw you a one of a kind picture along the way.Estimated delivery:
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Starring - We’ll pick you up and take you the nearest city (transportation back not include), + updates, involvement in editing, a poster and a postcard.Estimated delivery:
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Associate Producer - The above + Matt will draw you one of a kind picture + updates + an autographed poster + access to the editing process.Estimated delivery:
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Executive Producer - We’ll go 4 hours out of our way (via Google maps) and come to your door to make you a part of this film. We’ll also throw in the artwork, poster and anything else you want.Estimated delivery:
- (25 days)