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Im a non profit traveling filmmaker and have been on the road for 1.5 years.... however in Ecuador my laptop was stolen!

I have worked within the film industry in London for over 8 years,  but decided to leave my job and pursue my dream of making my own documentaries. I want to capture images, share the things I learn, open peoples eyes and make a positive impact. I saved up to buy a camera and computer and a one way ticket to India to learn, travel, explore and share what I found with the world through my films.

So far I have been on the road for one and half years, traveling India, USA and Latin America. During this time I have made 17 short documentaries which are avaliable to view on youtube under the name auroras eye films... www.youtube.com/auroraseyefilms 

However my laptop has just been stolen in Ecuador and I cant edit any of my footage....this is where i need your help. I just need to buy a new laptop then i can start editing and making more documentaries.

The latest film I was working on was about Organic coffee in Columbia and the process that goes into farming and producing coffee. Working with the local people I collected lots of footage and interviews, which are awaiting to be edited. This would be the first project I start once I have received my new computer...thanks to you!

The goal of this film is to reconnect people back with coffee. I feel that there is such a coffee culture at the moment, however people have forgotten about how its made. Many of us just take it for granted. So this film is all about the process of coffee, how its made, who makes it, and what is Organic coffee? Also i will be sharing the techniques on different methods of making a decent cup of coffee at home. 

I was fortunate to stay on a organic coffee farm in columbia for a few weeks, in the most famous region where coffee is one of the best in the world. There i learnt all the process of coffee, and the different techniques to create different flavours. I collected lots of footage, and spoke to many of the local farmers and village people. I would love to share this story with you all...

The film attached is an example of my work, I hope you enjoy...

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Well I have good news all my footage from my camera and computer was backed up....so I still have everything saved! This would have been my biggest challenge...getting all the footage I have taken over the last year and half on the road!

So all I have to do is edit it. Once I have my new computer there is no stopping me. loosing my computer was my biggest risk and challenge, but having a back up has helped me overcome this.

The biggest challenge could be loosing any of my equipment in the future. I will ensure I always keep a back of all my footage and films. I will make sure I find a decent insurance company that will cover any loss next time.

FAQ

  • you may be thinking why don't i just buy a computer myself?
    well as i have been working making films for no profit, i actually have no more money to buy a new computer. i have put in all of money into all my equipment, my camera, sound kit, tripod and so on, however i wasn't insured! Hence this robbery has taken a huge effect on me and my filming!
    i really would love to make more films about positive things, like permaculture and organic farming....and help people. sp please help me help others. thank you

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    you will receive a printed out picture of the auroras eye logo

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    Your will receive a DVD about my next film about Organic Coffee Farming in Columbia.

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    you will be credited in my next film about organic coffee farming in Columbia and sent a copy of the dvd.

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    You will receive a DVD of the collection of all the Aurora Eye Films (16 in total.) and a print out of the Auroras Eye logo.

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    you will be involved in one of my next documentaries...naming it, creating the topic/theme from all the footage i have acquired from my travels...you will be the producer!

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