About this project
In short, DON'T BLINK is an eight-episode television show following the journey of four friends as they travel around Wisconsin chasing 14 of their most exciting Bucket List items.
For us this series is all about sharing and storytelling. It's always been our dream for people to take our bucket list adventures, whether they are as small as milking a cow and jumping off a bridge or as big as catching a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, and BE INSPIRED to go out and do it themselves. It's our hope that through this series we will be able to inspire others as Colleen, Gregory's late mother, was able to inspire all of us --giving back and celebrating the tremendous beauty of being alive.
We need to raise the funds to purchase the film and audio equipment required to be able to shoot the series at broadcast quality. Wisconsin Public Television and WNMU Public TV 13 among many other stations are on board to broadcast the series but we have to match their required film specs and resolution standards in order to broadcast it and without this equipment we can't.
We are so grateful for your support!
After an 8-year battle with cancer, Colleen past away at the age of 51. Following the funeral, her son, Gregory, and his three best friends decided to complete all of the items she left unfinished on her “dream board.”
“It was just sort of this moment in time where we all were very attuned to how short life is and we weren’t ready to just accept the standard track of life,” Gregory’s friend Kevin recalls. “Yes, there is something to be said for a great job, great kids, great house, etc. but what is the point of it all if you aren’t going out and being the best person you can be.”
A year later, as they started working on his Mom’s list -- Gregory, Kevin, Owen, and Nick a 2016 Kingsford High School Graduate decided to add their own dreams and ideas to it. “No idea was too far fetch or ridiculous for the list,” Owen explained. When all was said and done, it contained 273 of their biggest goals, wildest dreams, and deepest ambitions.
“People always talk; they talk about doing this,” Nick says “but no one actually does it.”
“We are going to be hitting the state of Wisconsin where we have 14 huge items we are going after,” Gregory proudly announced. Accompanying them on this journey will be a camera crew filming an 8-part, Wisconsin travel/adventure series called Don’t Blink. The series will follow the four boys as they throw convention to the wind, chasing 14 of their biggest Wisconsin bucket list items and learning, for perhaps the first time, what it means to really truly live.
Please share! We have 30 DAYS to raise the entire $15,000 or else we don't get any of it. So please email, FaceBook, Tweet, Instagram,....even pick up the phone! We so appreciate all of the tremendous support we have recieved!
Risks and challenges
As with any film production there are always risks involved. We are preparing for the scheduling conflicts and cancelations that could arise throughout the production and are trying to maintain as much flexibility as the schedule affords to deal with them. As much we plan, we will be sure to take you along for the ride every step of the way, over every hurdle we encounter as we chase 14 of our biggest Bucket List items in WI & MI and prove that if we work together, any thing is possible.
We have assembled a great team and have an incredible community supporting us so we are confident that whatever we encounter along the way, we will be able to overcome. We look forward to keeping you up to date on all the latest.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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