Travel. Adventure. Science. History. Geocaching. It's the travel show for adrenaline junkie nerds!
Travel. Adventure. Science. History. Geocaching. It's the travel show for adrenaline junkie nerds! Read more
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?
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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