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Last updated December 19, 2017

The Nomadic Family Project (Part 2: The Final Stretch)

They've travelled through 16 countries in 38 months. Now it's time to see how they adjust to being home.

The Nomadic Family Project (Part 2: The Final Stretch)

They've travelled through 16 countries in 38 months. Now it's time to see how they adjust to being home.

$13,331
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
126
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 6 2014 11:34 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 19, 2017

About

7/22 UPDATE FROM ISRAEL:

The family has returned home earlier than planned due to a health issue (everyone is fine now), and our director has rushed over there to film their adjustment to life at home. What started as a story about following your dreams and living for today has turned into the family's reality of life during a time of war. Watch this video update to see how things have changed, and why we need your help to tell this story more than ever:

THE FAMILY:

Kobi and Gabi Klaf left their comfortable home in Israel to pursue their dream of traveling the world with their 3 small children.  With a combination of budget traveling and creative bartering, what was meant to be a year long adventure became more than three years of exploring, living among the locals, and family bonding in its purest form.  It's a story of inspiration as they redefine the meaning of family, happiness, and success.  Their blog, thenomadicfamily.com, has over 5,000 followers and has garnered critical acclaim due to their unique, honest and sometimes gross perspective of family life abroad.  

The Nomadic Family enjoying downtime during the trek.
The Nomadic Family enjoying downtime during the trek.

THE FILM:

In addition to the 100+ hours of personal footage from the family, our crew followed them on their biggest challenge yet, the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal!  It was a 16 day trek through the Himalayas to the 10th highest mountain in the world!  Next we followed them to India, where they settled down amongst the beautiful beaches of Goa for some well earned downtime.  But the story isn't over!  After traveling for more than 38 months through 16 countries, the family has just returned home.  That means we're headed to Israel to capture how they adjust to life within four walls.   

Filming while on horseback in the middle of the Himalayas.
Filming while on horseback in the middle of the Himalayas.

WHY $25,000?

Although we are asking for $25,000, if we raised $30,000, that would not only make our film that much better, and completed quicker, it will also help us get The Nomadic Family to the US for our film premieres in LA and SF, so we can have a live Q&A and they can meet all of our beautiful supporters! (trust me, you want to meet them, they are AMAZING).

Typically, a film of this nature would require at least a 6 figure budget, and a 10 person crew (and that's still considered bare bones).  So far, we've accomplished what we have with $15,000 and a crew of 3.  In short, we're good at making our money and our resources stretch!  What we earn this time around will go towards:

  • Final Filming: shoot in Israel with our crew of 3 (travel costs + minimal on the ground expenses)
  • Post Production (transferring footage, editing, etc.)
  • Entry fees for the film into festivals across the US and Israel
  • Legal fees, distribution

WHY YOU?

We asked for your help a year ago, in our first succesful kickstarter campaign, and we were humbled by your response!  We were able to accomplish more than we thought possible, thanks to your belief in our dream.  This year, we're hoping you can spread the message and bring in new supporters.   

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

1. SPREAD THE WORD

We only have 30 days to reach our goal, and Kickstarter's policy is ALL OR NOTHING.  If we do not make our goal, we won't get one cent!  That's why we're counting on you more than ever to create a buzz!

  • POST/LIKE US ON FACEBOOK (USE ONE OF OUR COOL COVER PHOTOS!)
  • FOLLOW US ON TWITTER, TWEET ABOUT IT!
  • GIVE US A SHOUTOUT IN A BLOG
  • TALK ABOUT IT WITH ANYONE WHO WILL LISTEN (It's proven to be  an excellent first date conversation.  Something along the lines of, "I donated to this awesome documentary today…")

2. DONATE

IF ALL OF OUR PRIOR DONORS GOT 4 PEOPLE TO DONATE $50, WE'D REACH OUR GOAL!  This is why we're offering a special gift to any and everyone who, along with 4 other friends, donates $50 or more to our project.  Just make sure when your friend donates, they list you as their connection, and everyone gets an exclusive gift from Israel!  More details in our updates to come!

The essence of crowd funding is the collection of small amounts, to accomplish a greater goal.  We believe that every dollar counts, and we've proven with our last campaign that even one person can make a difference.  

The Nomadic Family's motto is "cuz we're alive today", and that's exactly why we're here.  Thanks for coming along for the ride!

At 17,769 feet.  The crew on top of the world.
At 17,769 feet. The crew on top of the world.

Risks and challenges

We have so much footage (over 200 hours), how are we ever going to make that into a feature length film? While I've been working away in my cave as the sole logger/transcriber/editor of this project thus far, professional editors are desperately needed for the second half of this project. But in retrospect, this is a great burden to have. Having too much footage is always better than not having enough!

7/22 Our director has to dropped everything and flown by herself into a war zone. There are obvious safety issues, and filming risks during this difficult time, and we are hoping for peace as this film has taken on a new story of its own.

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