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$2,590
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
36
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 2 2017

About

"We have only to follow the thread of the hero path. 

And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a God. 

And where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. 

Where we had thought to travel outwards, we shall come to the center of our own existence.

And where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.” 

-Joseph Campbell

This is the inspiration I hope to embody. 

I want to share my story, my struggle of overcoming a wretched childhood, not by medicating or counseling, but by embracing the pain. I want to show people there is hope, that you can turn your pain into something positive. Your emotional scars can be used to fertilize your personal growth. Every 10 seconds a case of child abuse is reported. The standard solutions that are given to deal with our issues are not always adequate.

Exploring lands unknown complete with language barriers and culture shock will add to the challenge and struggle for progress. I estimate it will take about 8-9 months. 

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I have been preparing for this journey for the last couple of years. I have worked myself into delirium, I have bled, and I have cried to get to this point, to this beginning. I have sacrificed the most basic comforts, living in my car to keep my expenses low enough that I could focus on nothing else but this journey. A journey that is just starting, yet has absorbed me completely. The preparations are done, filming has begun. Join me. 

 

 

Risks and challenges

There are some unique risks and challenges to this project. I will be filming in foreign countries that I have never visited, making me unfamiliar with the culture and attitudes towards a foreigner with a camera. I will also be training and fighting, which will require a balance of focus between creating the content for the project and living as fighter. Progress updates will be made via Instagram (@kohl_laren @chasethepain) and a monthly email. My budget estimates for the documentary are as follows.
Kickstarter fees 8% - $4,000
Rewards & shipping ( according to KS consensus 25-30%) - $12,500
Camera and audio equipment $7-8000
Post production editing $5000
Transportation , visas , filming permits $ 3000
This leaves approximately 2k per month for 8-9 months of living expenses, food, training expenses. Inevitable hospital visits and any unforeseen expenses.

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    I will send you a personal postcard from southeast asia with current a update about my whereabouts and experience of the project thus far.

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    Exclusive limited edition Photo book

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    Join the journey

    Come to asia and train with me . You get to live the authentic fighter lifestyle by living and training in a fight camp with me for a week. You will be featured in the project , and be my corner man for a fight .

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