Unfold is a web series documenting people and the culture that makes their city’s heart beat. Our next stop is Miami, FL! Read more
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About this project
Unfold is telling honest stories that define a city, from the perspective of the city's locals. To stay true to that mission, while delivering the best quality series possible, we need your help.
We are asking for $6000 to help us fund our trip, stay, and the money to pay our bills while we’re away in Miami, FL- which means that we are doing all of the filming, editing, marketing, and every other incredibly important, time consuming, and difficult job, for free.
We love to produce Unfold for you guys. All we ask in return is for you to show your support, back Unfold Season 2, and share this project with your friends. We know this season will be well worth your contributions, but we’re excited to thank our backers with exclusive rewards, from t-shirts to hand crafted itineraries.
Why are you doing this?
I started Unfold with the hope of capturing the essence of being in a city. Living in Orlando, my home is often generalized as a major tourist trap, with very little to offer outside of popular theme parks. The fact is that Orlando may be one of the most exciting and cultured places I've had the pleasure of being in.
Plenty of cities are known for something, overly generalized, and unfairly written off by travelers who are seeking culture. Unfold hopes to reverse that thinking, taking on one city at a time.
We believe the best way to do this is by spending time with locals. People who are a part of the local community and are eager to share what it means to live in their city. We've managed to develop a following with this idea in Orlando, surprising and delighting locals, while exciting travelers to get a more honest experience from the city.
The world is filled with places like Orlando. So far, our first season has received a very positive response, and it's time to branch out. We're heading south, to Miami, FL, and we need you help!
So... What's your plan?
With the help of a very talented crew, taking on the organizing, marketing, and producing of our project, we hope to deliver a new season of Unfold that is stronger than our first. We want to give you more, so we're holding ourselves to a much higher standard of production quality. The only way to do this is with additional financial support.
We're asking for $6000 to cover the costs of the entire trip, stay, and enough compensation for our crew to pay the bills while away from our day jobs. We love this project, and paying ourselves is at the bottom of the list. This money is to help make an impactful, high quality second season.
We want to cover the stories of 6 Miami locals, each sharing their most cherished places and people in their city. Like our previous episodes, the show will focus around the time we spend with our hosts, not specifically where we are or what we're doing. The show is about being in the moment, and we want Unfold to reflect the moments we share with the people we meet.
We run lean, with only a 4 piece crew. Andrew will engage with each host and then write and edit the episodes. Kevin & Matt are responsible for capturing every beautiful moment we experience, influencing the direction and feeling of every episode. Katie keeps everyone on task, planning and organizing every detail of our ambitious production. Together, we will spend 10 full days in Miami, meeting and filming with the locals who will show us around and talk to us about their city, culture, and personal stories. The locals who know their city best.
We plan to release Unfold Season 2, bi-weekly, in November. Expect to see six 4-6 minute portraits of Miami, through the eyes of its locals. With your support we promise to uncover some of the most insightful, positive and endearing stories Miami has to offer.It is truly a beautiful place, with far more to see than Heat games, South Beach, and Art Deco.
Please help us make this possible and back this project.
You are a part of this...
At the start of every episode, we ask our hosts, “Where would you take a friend if they were in from out of town?”
Today, we're asking you where you are willing to take Unfold. We love Orlando, and we'll still find the time to tell the countless amount of stories here, and throughout this Kickstarter we plan to release the second half of the stories we've collected in Orlando, but we're hungry for more. We need you. Your help is incredibly important.
These stories are meant to truly represent a city and its people. To stay authentic to that mission and to reward our very generous audience of backers, we have crafted a thick stack of exclusive (and pretty cool) rewards.
A la carte...
$5: Website Thanks
We understand that money can be tight and any amount that you can contribute is incredibly appreciated. So we set aside a special space on our website to thank you for being the generous, culturally engaged individual that you are.
$10: 3 Unfold Stickers
Stickers are the fundamental territory marking object. What better way to show your support for Unfold then giving you the tools to rep the brand wherever you want? We've designed 2 exclusive stickers inspired by Seasons 1 & 2 for this Kickstarter project, only available to our beloved backers.
$15: Travel Bag Patch
Unfold has the ultimate goal of traveling the world. We travel in style, and even when the cameras aren't rolling, the mission of Unfold is always with us... and our luggage. We want you to have that as well. Remember, you are a part of this; and for upping the ante to 15 dollars, we think you should be able rock the logo on all of your travels, too.
$25: 15 Itinerary Cards (+3 Kickstarter exclusive cards)
Traveling is tough. There is a lot of planning and a lot of mishaps along the way. We know you love Unfold, and we love you too. In fact, we adore you so much for backing us, and we want to help relieve a bit of that planning stress. We're putting together, by hand, a set of itinerary cards, highlighting the best things saw, ate, and drank during our 10-day production in Miami, FL. The next time you're planning to venture south, it'll be easy to see the city from the local perspective. For fans of Season 1, you can choose to receive a set of cards highlighting our Orlando favorites.
$30: Unfold T-shirt
This is my personal favorite. The design is meant to convey the essence of Unfold. When you wear this Kickstarter exclusive shirt, you'll be telling the world the kind of person you are. You're adventurous, open minded, and always ready for a good time. Each shirt will have an image captured from Season 2 that we feel truly represents those qualities. Remember, this reward is exclusive to Kickstarter, so this is your only chance to help a great project and get a great shirt.
$20: Video Thanks Package
We are a silly crew. We joke around and have fun, on and off camera. For 20 dollars, we'll do what we can to make you feel like you were there, with an exclusive video of bloopers, extra footage, and a special thank you message from us. Expect those exclusive stickers and Unfold patch when pledging.
$50: 2 T-shirt Pack (Early Bird - up to 50 people)
Let us save you some money on these beautiful exclusive t-shirts, by letting you buy 2, one with a snapshot from Orlando, another from our travels in Miami. You should act quick though, only 50 people will have the opportunity to get in on this.
$80: Season (1 or 2) Gift Pack
We'll save you the trouble of pledging 4 times to get all of these tremendous rewards. You can get all of the items: 3-sticker set, Unfold patch, itinerary cards (Season 1 or 2), and a Snapshot t-shirt (Season 1 or 2) for less.
$140: Unfold Gift Pack
Everything. We mean it. Get our 3-sticker set, Unfold patch, itinerary cards for Season 1 and 2, and Snapshot t-shirts from Season 1 and 2!
$250: Special Souvenir Pack
There are some of you who love this project so much, you are incredibly eager to help out. So eager, you do so in a big way, and the best way to reward that is to send you a gift that we handpicked from our travels. We'll be asking you a few questions before we embark on this production, so we know just what to get you. When you show it off to all your friends and family, you can tell them that you helped make Unfold possible and we were so grateful, we brought you back something special. Plus, we'll throw in all those other great rewards: 3-sticker set, Unfold patch, itinerary cards for Season 1 & 2, and Snapshot t-shirts from Season 1 & 2.
Can I sponsor an episode?
We're glad you asked! We are happy that you have chosen to prominently and generously express your support for Unfold. We have a few exciting options for you or your business.
$500: Website Sponsorship
A website sponsorship is very special. Unlike most online sponsorships, yours will be attached to the episode page for the life of this project - likely forever. We will feature your logo or name on one episode page (of six). This includes placement on one of our bi-weekly newsletter notifying the audience of new episodes.
$1000: Episode Sponsorship
Similar to a website sponsorship, your name or business logo will be provided space in an episode of Unfold Season 2. This will get you placement in one episode (of six) and a mention on the corresponding episode page and newsletter.
$2500: Custom Video Sponsorship
We'll write and produce a video ad to highlight you or your business. It will trail one episode of Unfold and carry a similar visual and editorial style, making it familiar and engaging to our audience. This is an incredible opportunity for any individual or business with something valuable to share with our audience.
For questions or more information about sponsorship, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We reserve the right to decline any sponsor with which views or messages do not align with our own or our audience's.
Other ways to get involved...
Many of you will want to support us, but right now, finances aren't allowing for it. We get that and ask you to share this project with everyone you know, maybe one of them will be interested.
Keep up with this project
Help shape Unfold Season 2
Know someone in Miami who would be perfect for an episode of Unfold? We are in the process of reaching out to people for season two. Drop us a line at email@example.com
Check out the latest episodes (Next Episode: 7/2/14)
Risks and challenges
Fulfillment: With any luck, we'll have a ton of rewards to ship when it comes time to mail everything in November. Our small team will work hard to get everything out on time.
Production: Season two is a very different undertaking than season one. With only 10 shooting days, the pre-production challenges are much steeper than they were in our first go around. We recognize that we are upping the level of difficulty while working to improve our quality, but with a combination of the lessons we learned in season one, additional guidance from individuals who have done documentary work in the past, and your support at our backs, we are confident that we can overcome these additional hurtles.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
THANK YOU: We owe the sincerest thanks for supporting us! Every dollar counts toward success and we're grateful for your generous contribution.Estimated delivery:
WEBSITE THANKS: For your extra generous donation, we'd like to reserve a place for your name on a page of our website. A place dedicated to our most valued supporters, meaning you.Estimated delivery:
STICKER SET (3-pack): Your very own set of Unfold stickers to mark your territory with. Each of the 3 stickers is unique from one another, celebrating the brand and our 1st and 2nd seasons. You'll also be credited as one of our most valued supporters on our website.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
TRAVEL BAG PATCH: Flaunt your love of travel everywhere you go! You'll receive an Unfold iron-on patch for your trusty travel bag. You'll also be credited as one of our most valued supporters on our website.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
VIDEO THANKS PACK:
You will receive a very warm and special thank you video from the entire crew, including a reel of our favorite moments (that didn't make the cut). You'll also receive an Unfold sticker set, iron-on patch, and credit as one of our most valued supporters on our website.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
SEASON 2 ITINERARY CARDS (18-pack): You will receive a set of itinerary cards highlighting the things & places we discovered in Miami, FL. Eat, drink and see the city! Each card is a piece of the adventure that will look great on your coffee table, until you're ready to throw them in your travel bag for your next trip to Miami.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
SEASON 1 ITINERARY CARDS (18-pack): You will receive a set of itinerary cards highlighting the things & places we discovered in Orlando, FL. Eat, drink and see the city! Each card is a piece of the adventure that will look great on your coffee table, until you're ready to throw them in your travel bag for your next trip to Orlando.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
SEASON 2 T-SHIRT: A black t-shirt with a beautiful image captured from Unfold Season 2 in Miami. The Unfold logo will be printed on the upper back-side of the shirt. This is a one of a kind item, only available to Kickstarter backers. You'll also be credited as one of our most valued supporters on our website.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
SEASON 1 T-SHIRT: A black t-shirt with a beautiful image captured from Unfold Season 1 in Orlando. The Unfold logo will be printed on the upper back-side of the shirt. This is a one of a kind item, only available to Kickstarter backers. You'll also be credited as one of our most valued supporters on our website.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
3 backers Limited (47 left of 50)
2 T-SHIRT PACK (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL): Can't decide on a shirt from Season 1 or 2? You don't have to. Receive both exclusive Unfold t-shirts. Save $10 with this early backer reward. Only 50 available. You'll also be credited as one of our most valued supporters on our website.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
SEASON 2 GIFT PACK: You can have all of our individual awards in a comprehensive gift pack. It includes the sticker set, patch, itinerary cards (Season 2), and exclusive t-shirt (Season 2).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
SEASON 1 GIFT PACK: You can have all of our individual awards in a comprehensive gift pack. It includes the sticker set, patch, itinerary cards (Season 1), and exclusive t-shirt (Season 1).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
UNFOLD GIFT PACK: You can have all of our individual awards in a comprehensive gift pack. It includes the sticker set, patch, itinerary cards (Season 1 & 2 - 36 cards), and exclusive t-shirts (Season 1 & 2 - 2 shirts).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
0 backers Limited (6 left of 6)
SPECIAL SOUVENIR PACK: After getting to know you a little better, we will hand pick a special souvenir from one of our episodes (of 6), just for you. (one of the places we visit in Miami, just for you) Sticker set, patch, itinerary cards (Season 1 & 2 - 36 cards), and exclusive t-shirts (Season 1 & 2 - 2 shirts) are included.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
0 backers Limited (6 left of 6)
WEBSITE SPONSORSHIP: Have your name or business logo featured prominently on the website and newsletter for 1 episode (of 6) of Unfold Season 2.Estimated delivery:
1 backer Limited (5 left of 6)
EPISODE SPONSORSHIP: Have your name or business logo featured in 1 episode (of 6) of Unfold Season 2. This includes sponsorship space on the episode page and newsletter announcement.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (6 left of 6)
CUSTOM VIDEO SPONSORSHIP: Have a video spot that highlights you or your business, produced by the Unfold crew, that trails 1 episode (of 6) of Unfold Season 2. This includes sponsorship space on the episode page and newsletter announcement.Estimated delivery:
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