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By Jon Racinskas
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About this project

Geocaching is a global treasure hunting game in which players are given GPS coordinates for “caches” placed in 2 million (and counting) places on the globe. There are over 5 million geocachers in the world. They enjoy travel, adventure, technology, science and history.

“Geocrashers” are the most extreme form of geocachers. They will go anywhere and do anything in pursuit of their target.

SHOW CONCEPT: Our team will hunt down some of the most remote and dangerous geocaches in the world. Along the way, they'll learn about history, science and culture.

ABOUT US: We're a group of film and television pros who also happen to be hardcore geocashers. (You can visit our iMDB pages in the "About" section.)

WHY KICKSTARTER?: After pitching the idea for this show around Hollywood for a couple years, we've finally received some real network interest. (Seems they're interested in reaching the multi-million strong geocaching community after all.) However, they're not certain of its market appeal enough to fund a pilot. That's why we're coming to you. We need to shoot a pilot in order to get the network execs to make the show. 

You can play TV producer!

We've narrowed our show ideas down to three. Anyone who gives $1 or more will be sent a private link where they can vote for the episode they want us to make. How cool is that?

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OPTION 1: “Rainbow Hydrothermal Vents”

The team travel to Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal in search of a geocache that was placed beside a hydrothermal vent 1.2 miles below the surface of the North Atlantic. To get there they’ll need a Russian Mir submersible and a group of deep-water explorers. Along the way, they’ll learn about the unique life forms that inhabit one of the most extreme environments on the planet. (This cache has never been found in the ten years since it was placed.)

OPTION 2: “Lamanai High”

We meet the team in the tiny republic of Belize for a trek through the rainforest on our way to a cache placed at the top of a massive Mayan ruin. They’ll have to find a guide and navigate the long rivers full of dangerous creatures. Along the way, they’ll learn about Mayan culture, the archeological work being done in the region and the threat of deforestation.

OPTION 3: “Glowing Hot Tribulations”

The team rendezvous in Maryland to hunt down a cache in an abandoned nuclear reactor facility. Because the building is still contaminated and falling apart, they’ll need to collect “NBC” suits (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical-resistant), portable respirators, radiation monitors and climbing gear before they make their approach. Along the way, they’ll learn about the Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima disasters and explore whether nuclear energy really is a safe form of alternative enegy.

Risks and challenges

TV execs are odd ducks. Just because we make an awesome pilot doesn't necessarily mean they'll pick up the show. We've got coin toss odds.

But fear not! We have options! With the geocaching and "travelphile" markets being as big as they are, it's possible to get corporate sponsors to fund the show in webisode form. (They'll want to see the pilot to make their decisions as well.)

Geocrashers as a web series has always been our first choice. Geocaching is a global sport. In fact, Germany has almost as many geocachers as the U.S. With a broadcast series, people outside the U.S. can't get access to our show (legally). So, if we don't get a network's support but we do get corporate sponsors based off the strength of our pilot, this will make for one helluva cool YouTube series.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    We'll send you the link where you can vote on which of the three show ideas you'd like to see us make!

    You get to play TV producer for couch cushion money! Sweet!

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    We'll send you a link where you can download the show in a variety of digital formats! You can watch it one everything from your iPad to your home theatre!

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    You'll get a trackable Geocrashers postcard!

    We'll send you a mini-poster signed by the producers that sports a unique tracking code for geocaching.com.

    Free shipping anywhere in the world!

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    We'll send you a First to Find™ Limited Edition Geocrashers Performance Tee. They're made of super soft sweat-wicking material and feature the Cool Zone system.

    They also feature unique tracking codes which you can track your travels on geocaching.com and Google Earth!

    Super sweet!

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    You'll get an invite to our Sponsors Wrap Party on a fabulous hotel rooftop here in Hollywood. After successfully completing the pilot episode, the producers, cast and crew will celebrate with some of those who helped make this happen! (Invitation only.)

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    You send us your logo and we'll put it on the travel cases we use in the first season! You'll have eyes from all over the world on your logo!

    There are 5 million geocachers in the world, and many of them will want to see this show. That's about the cheapest rate for those kinds of number out there!

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    You'll get a full producer's credit and we'll fly you out to L.A. for an afternoon of geocaching with the crew! (Domestic flights only.)

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