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A multi-media, cultural quest to complete a meaningful conversation with one person at each of the 593 points on State of Oklahoma map. Visit us at http://www.reddirtchronicles.com/
A multi-media, cultural quest to complete a meaningful conversation with one person at each of the 593 points on State of Oklahoma map. Visit us at http://www.reddirtchronicles.com/
42 backers pledged $3,166 to help bring this project to life.

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Every Point on the Map

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The idea for "Every Point on the Map" was conceived in the midst of completing a doctoral dissertation.  

Wishing to contribute to a state that's given her so many opportunities, Kelly Roberts (aka "Red Dirt Kelly") will be traveling with her daughter, Rachel Apple, to every one of Oklahoma's 593 cities or towns over the next ten years. Their goal is to have a meaningful conversation with one person at "every point on the map," take their portrait, and document their stories.

You might have questions about geography, logistics, and other details.  Check out this post for all the lo-down! 

So why do we need your support?  Travel, video production costs, special medium format processing for the portraits, and some equipment will all cost a good deal.  Therefore, it would be GREAT if you would be willing to underwrite some of the costs for our first year.

Please check out the reward levels for your donations, our video story, and check in with us at the Red Dirt Chronicles (RDC).  We'll be heading out for our first journey in February and will be posting pieces on the RDC shortly after that. Thank you...a hundred times THANK YOU!

~ "Red Dirt Kelly" and Rachel Apple

Note: THANKS to Oklahoma-grown Black Canyon for the use of your lively tune "Barn Burner" in our video segment. 

Risks and challenges

One of our greatest risks is simply "life." We can't know what illnesses, surprises, or twists and turns might be in our future. Therefore, this project might evolve - just as we continue to develop as human beings.

If we DO have setbacks during the first year (this funding is for "Year One" only), we'll be communicating them to not only you, but to the greater Oklahoma community through our website mentioned above: The Red Dirt Chronicles.

I would say that after keeping a marriage together for 28 years, raising two children, and getting three college degrees…I'm pretty good at finishing the things I start! ~ Kelly

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    Your name (or the name of a designee) will be listed in the "Credits" section of any published materials evolving from this project such as books, a website, or published/printed DVD. Materials will be progressive, for up to ten years in the future (2024).

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    You'll receive the $10 pledge perk, PLUS you will receive an official "Every Point on the Map" t-shirt designed by Tree & Leaf no later than June 30, 2014 to commemorate the first half-year completion of the project. You'll be contacted via e-mail for size.

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    You'll receive the $10 & $25 level rewards, plus your choice of one of the EPOM special portraits taken of an interviewee from the 2014 journeys.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    You'll receive the $10 and $50 pledge perks, PLUS you help shape the project! You'll be contacted about your geographical preferences (NE, SW, Central, etc.) and get to choose the first ten-stop route Kelly takes. Shape history, have some fun, and get mentioned in the project if you're up for some publicity! If more than one pledges this amount, then the remaining (up to 4 more) will have their choice of another ten-stop route Kelly completed, OR, ride shotgun with her during the weekend of an agreed upon date!

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    You'll receive all rewards up to this level, AND you'll get to be involved in the actual production. Choose to interview, to be our camera person, to CHOOSE someone in a town to include in the project, or pitch to us another way you'd like to be included. Don't just ride with - - be PART of our work! We'd love to have you!

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