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A compelling new web series featuring Baja California, Mexico and inspirational stories of women who have traveled off the beaten path! Read more

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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 25, 2014.

A compelling new web series featuring Baja California, Mexico and inspirational stories of women who have traveled off the beaten path!

About this project

Join me - writer, director, producer and Tijuana native Lorena Santana - as I explore the Baja California, Mexican peninsula. The purpose of this show is to showcase the beauty of my home state while celebrating women who venture out of their comfort zones to travel off the beaten path!   

Viewers will discover the rich waters and terrestrial ecosystems that make Baja California such a special place, as well as hear one-on-one interviews with women who have experienced the challenges and rewards of traveling. Their advice, anecdotes, and honesty are what make Barefoot in Baja so unique. The show is educational, entertaining, and inspirational.

Why Barefoot?  Not only does being barefoot have many proven health benefits, but barefoot movements have made an huge impact on our culture.  In the early 20th century Californian Isadora Duncan revolutionized dance in the Western world by performing barefoot. She anticipated the modern women's liberation by linking barefoot dancing to ideals such as "childhood, the idyllic past, flowing lines, health, nobility, ease, freedom, simplicity, order, and harmony". Those are the ideals I wish to embody when I travel. So, while the first two Barefoot in Baja pilots were filmed successfully with a crew,  my ultimate goal has always been to return to Baja California alone and represent the ideals associated with being barefoot. Interestingly, those qualities also encourage sustainable tourism practices.  That means shooting footage without a large crew and capturing the rewards and challenges of my travel experiences.

Completing four Barefoot in Baja episodes is estimated to cost $20,000. However, as this is my first online campaign, I hope to raise $12,000 through Kickstarter, with the remainder of funds ($8,000) coming from additional sources, such as sponsors and other fundraising efforts.  Kickstarter funds will be used for film and sound equipment, travel costs and post-production expenses.  Reaching the $12,000 goal will result in the creation of four documentary style episodes scheduled for completion November  2014.

Risks and challenges

Challenges will undoubtedly present themselves while completing this project. Obstacles such as extreme weather conditions, budget constraints, and complications during travel can happen. I previously overcame the challenges that presented themselves and understand that creating this show requires a great deal of commitment and perseverance. Filmmaking is a collaborative process and my incredible support network contributed to the actualization of the previous pilot episodes.

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    Every bit counts! At this level you will receive a facebook shoutout!

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    Gracias! At this level you will receive a handwritten thank you on our Barefoot in Baja postcard and a facebook shoutout!

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    Abrazos! At this level you will receive all the benefits from Reward #2 as well as a beautiful photograph of the Baja California desert.

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    Felicidades! At this level, you will receive all the benefits from Reward #3 and a stunning framed print of wildlife found on the Baja California peninsula.

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    Uno, dos, y tres! At this level you get all the benefits from Reward #3 and your name (or someone you love's name) in the shows credits.

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    INCREIBLE! I am humbled, thank you. At this level you get your own personal copy of a Barefoot in Baja DVD and all the benefits from Reward #5.

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    QUE EMOCION! Why this number? Because 3/23 is my BIRTHDAY and it's right around the corner! At this level your name will appear on the Barefoot in Baja website page of supporters and you will receive all the benefits from Reward #6.

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    ES VERDAD? REALLY? I am so just dreaming here, having fun with this number. If you SERIOUSLY want to contribute at this level you will receive all the offerings of Reward #7 PLUS you will be invited to the Barefoot in Baja premiere party!

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    EN SERIO? This is great because 18 is my lucky number. At this level you will receive all the offerings of Reward #8 PLUS lunch with me in Tijuana!

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    You Will be My Associate Producer on Barefoot in Baja. Your name will appear in the end credits with an Associate Producer credit. You will also receive a customized package entitling you to any of the benefits mentioned
    above. I'm very grateful for your support. GRACIAS!

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Funding period

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