An Urban Nature Documentary Web Series. We will explore this unfamiliar world but in a very familiar setting, discussing Urban Ecology with Scientists and the darker side of Urban Wildlife the Urban Hunters... Shot in Ultra HD...
First things first welcome to our revamped Kickstarer campaign! =D
We launched our first kickstarter and swiftly realized that we needed a rethink, so we took it down to make sure we get it right. We didn't want to do just 1 documentary, we really wanted to do a series. So after a few weeks of debating the best plan of action we settled on our new campaign. A entire 6 episode web series! Now we are asking for only a small amount to get us going, the absolute bare minimum, we are not scared to put the work in and work on a tight budget, if we can raise more great, but times are hard so we are asking for the very minimum we require.
We are asking for a minimum of £2500 to make our urban nature documentary web series, we will cover the world of UK urban wildlife.
On top of the wildlife I will also break into the sub-cultures surrounding urban wildlife and seek out the "Urban Hunters" and "Urban Poachers" but also talk to Urban Ecologists and Scientists, the Public to get their point of view and City Councils to understand how they are or plan to face this growth in urban wildlife.
The entire series will be filmed in the UK, shot in Ultra HD, will be translated into 14 different languages and will air online!
The budget will cover the bare essentials of basic equipment we need to get this thing on the off the ground.
Our goal, our absolute bare minimum to get this project going, is £2,500.00 any additional money will allow us to expand the series and cover extra costs, but if we just hit the minimum then that is super! We set the goal at its very lowest as this amount will allow us to get this documentary filmed, and that is the main thing!
We plan to shoot a minimum of 6/30 min episodes, and begin filming around august, with a premier earmarked for December (this date could change). And translate the entire series into 14 different languages; they are planned to be Korean, Bahasa (Indonesia), Mandarin Japanese, Farsi, Arabic, Italian, Polish, Dutch, French, Portuguese German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.
All the episodes will be available online, the English only will be released first, with the translated episodes coming shortly after. Each episode will be available on Youtube and also our website and Facebook page so you will have many ways to watch the series!
Stretch Goal... if we reach at least £3,999 we will be shooting a minimum of 12 episodes (so an 6 extra episodes) and 6 extra spots for episode sponsorship will be available!
Anyway more about the project... we will jump in to the world of urban wildlife, I myself am an Urban Ecologist and I am currently studying for my PhD, concerning spiders and the effects urbanization has upon these animals. I love nature, I love documentaries, I work in this field and together we can deliver a solid nature documentary series that will aim to get kids interested in nature, but also inform a older audience, get people taking up urban nature walks and increase the amount of people interested in nature, in a setting familiar to many people.
The urban jungle is accessible to almost everyone (as a large portion of the UK live in an urban area) so I hope this film will inspire people, even if it simply getting them bird watching in their gardens, identifying insects they come across and wanting to see the wildlife that live where they live!
Not all nature documentaries can be set in idyllic setting of the rain forest of Brazil or the Serengeti (even though they are superb and beautiful), the USP of our documentary series will be that the setting will be our great cities of the UK, and the stars are the wildlife that lives in our urban areas.
For better or worse the urban jungle is a habitat that will only keep on increasing, and by gaining a greater understanding of this biome we can maybe look to increase the biodiversity in cities. This documentary will explore the world of urban wildlife.
Our rewards are pretty straight forward and simple. We want this to be a community project so my rewards are based around having some of the benefactors being given producer credits to offer a reward that will never be forgotten.
We are hard working, meticulous and a great deal of time and effort has gone into putting this together, we need all your help, I will make this worth it and you will all be rewarded.
Please feel free to get in touch, twitter, tumblr, email or however you like...
Thank you all!
Risks and challenges
I have already taken action to reduce any problems but we all know these things can happen however I been contacting the local councils to gain access to film, I have spoken to several scientists I wish to interview and I am working to getting in touch with people that are know as urban hunters or poachers and this is my unique potential problem... These people are not common, under the radar usually individuals or groups not larger than 3-4. So tracking these people down is my main challenge, but I feel that with the ball already rolling in trying to find "urban hunters" to interview, offering assurances that I am a genuine filmmaker and not a undercover police officer I an 100% confident that getting my foot in to the door of this sub-culture shouldn't be that difficult.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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