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A web series documenting a epic undertaking as three girls & a guy, in aid of charities, cross the USA & Ireland on a Y fliker scooter.
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This summer 2013, three girls and a guy are going to cross the United States on a Y Fliker scooter (non motorized).  The purpose of the trip is to raise money to for charities in the US and Ireland. This Kickstarter video/project/campaign is to fund a web-series to document the epic journey from LA to New York via The Rockies, Denver, Chicago, and Washington DC.

Waneska on the Y Fliker, Dublin, April 2013
Waneska on the Y Fliker, Dublin, April 2013

A joint effort with people from the USA, Brazil, and Ireland we want to share with you the most challenging experience of our lives. We need your support to help us document the entire event via an online web-series.

Crossing scorching deserts, the soaring Rocky mountains, the bread basket of america and the three largest cities in the US promises blood, sweat, and tears. More grueling than a bicycle and with a top speed of 14 miles an hour, we must complete this challenge in under three months.

As it is a long journey, we want you, the viewer, to experience and partake in as much of this journey as possible. Via numerous social media outlets, we will share all but also ask you to set us challenges and activities along the way. On a daily basis, we will have nominations for tasks that are set from our audience. This can be anything from:

- Filming a location that you specify (on our route) e.g. visit Fred Astaire's house in Omaha.

- Challenge any of the four "flikerers" to whatever you wish (no nudes) e.g. learn a language of your choice, recreate a music video such as Fatboy Slims "PRAISE YOU" video in your chosen location, reenact your favorite movie scene in a location of your choice. Your imagination will be all that limits you, provided our dignity is intact. Bring it on :P

This web-series is going to document the people that we encounter,  from the activities you set, to the spectacular places we visit. Every interesting, fun, perplexing, and emotional experience possible will be experienced and documented.

Your support will guarantee all the necessary equipment (cameras, camera lenses, audio equipment, editing, storage and all productions costs included.

This event is taking place irregardless of the success of this campaign/kickstarter video. Only with your help can this web series be possible. Please check our website for further info or contact us at www.yflikeracrossamerica.com

We know we can make something that truly is special. We ask for your help and support. We look forward to you joining us on this truly epic and crazy adventure.

Thank you and Obrigado!!!

Georgia Mitchell, Ana Luiza Lofego, George Gannon and Lucas Crisante
Georgia Mitchell, Ana Luiza Lofego, George Gannon and Lucas Crisante

Risks and challenges

All our collaborators have already undertaken taken all necessary measures to ensure this project is fulfilled i.e leave of work, 4 months training etc.

- Production delays may occur due to acts of god.

- Heat exhaustion of participants and equipment is possible. This is being overcome by timing our journey at the appropriate hours i.e morning and evening, wearing and using UV/ heat displacement buffers.

- Nature itself may pose difficulty. We are crossing very remote and isolated regios of the USA where animals e.g grizzly bears, snakes and other animals may pose a threat. Sufficient outdoor training has been untaken. Also we will have communication at all times via appropriate devices.

- Criminal activity during the journey may cause delay. All equipment and goods will be insured and appropriate safety precautions have been already guaranteed.

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    Many thanks. You're an amazing human being!!!

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    Beautiful photo from our travels so include email address. Access to all our podcasts. We look forward to you joining us on this epic journey!

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    All above and a specially tailored recipe from our expert on culinary delicacies; Chef Georgia.

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    All above. Plus your name on the RV and the ability to nominate and set us a challenge.

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    All of the above & 3 High quality photos of your choice from our online portfolio. You will be specially thanked in the credit of a show.

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    All of the above. Your name on the end credits of all our shows.

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    All of the above and 10 beautiful digital photos of your choice from the trip. Your name will appear on a more prominent part of the RV. The world needs more people like you!

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    All of the above. Nominate as many challenges for us as you wish (bring it on but keep it disney!) you send us your photo and we Photoshop you on our trip into a famous landmark.

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    All of the above, a personalized monolog from most talented Lucas and your name on the RV in the most prominent place. Also you get a postcard from our trip.

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    All of the above, “We love you and you can download all the episodes from the web-series for free. Also a beautiful calendar for 2014.

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    All of the above, DVD with all episodes including the bloopers and a personalised animated HQ gif.

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    All of the above. Join us however necessary (phone/skype etc) for one of our podcasts.

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    All of the above, an art piece from Lulu and if you are on our way we meet you for dinner. Meet us on our travels and tell us your story on one of the web series episodes.
    If unable to join us physically, send us a letter/pidgeon, email, whatever and we'll make sure your part of our adventure.

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    All of the above. You have contributed enormously to us. You receive a specially customized Y fliker.

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    All of the above & an IMDb assistant “Producer” credit. You can nominate the director for whatever challenge you wish (keep it disney! :P) You can sleep at night knowing you will have made your mark on an epic journey!

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    All of the above & an IMDb “Executive Producer” credit. You are the morning and the evening star! You have changed our lives and we are eternally grateful.

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