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OPEN is a travel series focused on personal growth. We take individuals on journeys that expand awareness - of the world and of self.

Thank you for supporting OPEN!

OPEN (One Person's Evolving Narrative) sponsors individuals to take journeys.  These are not just trips to see a monument or to lay on a beach.  That may be part of the itinerary, depending on the person, but the main goal of OPEN is to offer travel experiences that have the potential to reveal something about the traveler and where they are in life, on a personal level.  These are real stories about real people in transitional moments in their lives who are ripe for a journey. We take them on these journeys and document the experience from start to finish - expectations, fears, excitement, first impressions, revelations.  We tell intimate stories from the road that tap into universal truths.   

OPEN gives the gift of travel to the participant - all of their expenses are paid.  OPEN is a passion project, but there are real costs to ensure a quality experience for the traveler and to create a quality product.  We have released our first video successfully and are now raising funds for our second video.  We are seeking $20K, which includes:

  • Crew Fees (director, producer, videographer, editor)
  • Equipment (camera, lighting, sound, hard drives)
  • Travel (traveler, crew) 
  • Graphics + Art Direction 
  • Music 
  • Post + Finishing (editing, color correction, sound mix, output) 
  • Other Expenses (legal, web maintenance, misc.) 

OPEN has made it this far thanks to the passion and support of some very talented individuals, who have dedicated their time and resources at little or no cost.  I'd like to thank them for their generosity and faith in this project by paying them adequate rates for our second video.  The fees are still modest in comparison to the time and sweat they will invest.  However, $20K will ensure the following:

  • a solid and dedicated crew
  • another individual living their travel dream
  • another beautiful video for us all to enjoy and be inspired by

OPEN is a collective movement - it thrives on your participation.  Therefore we are offering some exciting incentives to give, including the ability to help select our second travel subject!  We want you to be involved.  So please join us, and be OPEN. 

Thank you for supporting us in supporting others.

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As a Producer with 10 years of experience, I know firsthand that every production has its expected hiccups. I say expected because I've never been on a production where things went exactly according to plan. As a Producer I am prepared for any situation - I have a plan A, a plan B and a plan Z.

In addition, I have passion for this project and a dedication to making it the best it can be. It's not just a video or a production to me, it's the facilitation of an individual's dreams. I want them to have a positive experience - to come away from it having learned more about the world and their place in it. My crew and I are 100% dedicated to supporting that vision, and to sharing it with all of you.

To view our first video, visit our website.

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    A THANK YOU credit in our next video. This gift applies to ANY and ALL dollar amounts of $5 or more. Everyone will get a shout out! THANK YOU for supporting OPEN:)

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    1. Vote for the winner of our next travel video! 2. Invitation to a screening of our next film in New York City. 3. Tier 1 Credit in next film. 4. Invitation to a special dinner with the Founder of OPEN (Voting in August; Remainder in Fall/Winter 2013)

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