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.
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!!!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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