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Colin HarmanBy Colin Harman
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Colin HarmanBy Colin Harman
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$3,956
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
34
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 13 2013 9:28 PM UTC +00:00

About

What's the film about?

This film will document my brother and I exploring the area in and around Norway- pursuing the outdoors, meeting people, and living simply. We will document our experience. It will be a story of two brothers venturing out of their bubble for an adventure. We don't have a planned itinerary. We will be capturing our story as it unravels. We believe this is the best way to capture this sort of experience.

We want the film to inspire our viewers, but we also want to take it beyond the film. The film is the jumping off point for a movement. We are using the trip to physically start this movement. While on the trip, we will be actively seeking out other remarkable stories to capture through various mediums and be meeting like-minded individuals to start a network with. In a marvelous place like Norway during the summer, there are stories to be told, plenty of stories waiting to happen, and ambitious, adventurous people to meet.

Once we have a small community and a collection of inspiring stories, we will start the movement with an online hub. We will connect people through this online community and post stories of people getting out of their bubbles and experiencing something remarkable.

See the film, join the network, and discover stories that inspire...

What is this movement?

What if while surfing the web, you could browse through remarkable stories of far-off travels, wilderness expeditions, adventures, road trips, life-altering experiences, unconventional happenings of routine life... What if you belonged to a community of people around the world reading the same stories? What if you could reach out to the people in these stories? What if this inspired you to have your own experience and share it with this community? Someone could then see your story, get inspired, and repeat the cycle.

People would realize how rewarding these undertakings are and feed off of each other's energy. The inspiration would spread and soon people around the world would be experiencing the rewards of getting out of their bubble.

What do you mean "Out of the Bubble"?

Getting out of the bubble can mean getting out of your conventional lifestyle, out of your element, or out of your comfort zone... We want to share a spectrum of stories under this common theme. It could be anything: A surf trip in Iceland. A story of a professional base jumper's life. A story of a solo-trip across America. A story of a change in your daily routine of living. A story of going on an unexpected detour in the middle of your work day... The possibilities are endless.

Become a part of it.

Back us, and you join the network. Here's what all backers get (besides pledge dollar rewards):

  • Early access to the hub. Be one of the first to connect with ambitious, like-minded people and discover stories that inspire. 
  • Founder status. You won't just be a member, you will be a founder of the network. We will plan on giving you special privileges down the road. 
  • A place for your story. We're giving you a chance to share one of the premiere stories on the hub. Send us your "out of bubble" experience and be one of the first to inspire others.
  • Premiere viewing of the film. Be one of the first to watch the film, seeing our story and all the other stories we gather- witness the project becoming a reality.


Why in and around Norway?

Norway and the surrounding area have a lot to offer for the what we're trying to accomplish. In the summers up there, you receive almost 24 hours of constant daylight- called the "midnight sun". It will significantly lengthen the amount of time we can be filming every day and give us plenty of time to be out doing things. 

The landscape of this region is remarkable. Mountains, fjords, long stretches of coastline, and glacial valleys make up the area. There are infinite possibilities for hiking, fishing, paragliding, kayaking, climbing, surfing, and more. This area draws plenty of eager travelers, outdoor athletes, backpackers, and others... There will not only be plenty of stories to tell, but also plenty of stories to be made. 

A last big selling point for us was its accessibility. It's easy (although not cheap) to get a plane ride over there. It's also easy to get around the landscape thanks to the EU Rail system, closely-knit cities, and networks of interconnected trails.

Where's my money going?

  • Transportation. A round trip flight and funds to get ourselves around while over there.
  • Film equipment. A mobile tripod, audio capturing equipment, memory storage, and weatherproof casing are a few examples of gear we need to best capture these stories.
  • Food and Lodging. An amount of the funds will go towards food and lodging. This is a minor portion of our fundraising goal. We plan to stay in hostels and eat our weight in PB&J's. 
  • Film production. Once we're back at home and the editing begins, we will be investing time and money in order to make it the best film possible.
  • The online hub. We will need money to develop the online hub where we will post these first stories and start our network.

Past Experience

I've been outside of my "bubble" a couple of times. It all started when I traveled to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and help with school construction. The experience was far from my conventional lifestyle. It was out of my "bubble". It broadened my horizons and changed my perspective on many different things. Afterwards, I was inspired to go to Peru, where I backpacked through the Andes and did more service with local families. Most recently, I attended the High Mountain Institute, a semester school where I did backpacking expeditions and developed wilderness skills in addition to core academic courses. I lived in the mountains for several months with an awesome group of other students from all around the US. I've been out of my bubble over the years, and have received my motivation for this project from doing so.

Our Belief

It's an incredibly rewarding to get out of your accustomed lifestyle for a new, unconventional undertaking. It can range from a trip to the other side of the world to a small deviation from your standard living routine. We want stories of these experiences to be heard. And we want everyone to have more of these experiences. Getting out of your bubble can change your perspective, expand your horizons, stimulate self-growth, generate new ideas, develop your passions, and more...

Let's get everyone out of their bubble and start this movement. The film is only the beginning.

Thanks to Jesse Morrow and MRLS for Audio Licensing. Songs I've Got You and What if I'm Right by Jesse Morrow and Starless by MRLS are used in this video.

Risks and challenges

There is a large unknown factor involved in this project. We don't know what the future holds in store for us. We could get lost, lose our money, get injured or sick, miss a plane flight, damage the camera, etc. There are many associated risks when doing something like this. Especially when it involves potentially dangerous activities such as backpacking, surfing, climbing, kayaking, and more.

In order to handle the risks we will monitor our decisions and practice smart risk management. Before doing anything potentially dangerous or unsafe, we plan to evaluate the costs and the benefits of the activity as well as analyze the potential risks associated with it.

I am wilderness first aid certified and have years of experience doing outdoor sports away from civilization. My brother Colin has been a lifeguard and also has outdoor experience. We are both CPR certified and smart when it comes to decision making and risk management.

After the trip, it is possible for technology failures and delays to occur. As we are both devoted to seeing this project become a success, we will react appropriately to any obstacles that come in our way in order to finish a quality film and create an Out of the Bubble hub.

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- (30 days)