A Documentary inspired by a passion for good coffee, old motorcycles, travel, and the moment we choose to pursue our adventure or not.
Hi, my name is Colin Byrne. I want to make a documentary. I have wanted to make a documentary for 8 years. I am finally going to make that dream come true with your help.
In this documentary I will explore the notion of choosing between pursuing our dreams and being present in our realities. Do we have to? Can we keep the magic of adventure and discovery alive while simultaneously being productive and responsible? What is it to grow up?
This project's inception occurred when I was forced to make a decision that altered the trajectory of my life. Do I stay in LA and follow a career path or do I return to Seattle for love? I am a wanderer. I have wanderlust. I crave the new and exciting. I also love my home life, and my family. I have to make money, pay bills, buy groceries, argue with the phone company, etc. I have long struggled with these different pulls.
I don't think I am the only one. We all must feel, at sometime or another, as if we'll never "arrive" and will always be looking ahead. I don't know if this is a good thing, pushing us to expand our realities, or if we are setting ourselves up for discontent. There are times, however, when we settle in, put our nose to the grindstone and are happy with where the journey has taken us. But sooner or later, we wonder if we’ve arrived at our destination, or if this is merely a respite till we find new adventures to guide us? In this film I want to explore how people reconcile the differences between what we want to be when we grow up, our dreams, and who we are when we have gotten there, our realities. How do we grow up and what do we have to sacrifice to get there?
I am on the verge of starting a new chapter in my 'grown up' life; deciding whether or not to open my dream business. Now, before the blood sweat and tears of starting a new business, I am taking this opportunity which may present itself only a handful of times in my life, to disconnect from the daily responsibilities of life, and do a little soul searching. I will let the pressure off, and allow my creative brain to kick in and explore how I am now answering these hard questions, and see what insight the world has to offer in my search for adventure.
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood..."
How I plan to do it
I will get on my motorcycle, a Kawasaki KLR 650, on June 19th leaving everything behind for 3 weeks. Equipped with my GoPro and Contour cameras, my camping gear, a few inspiring adventure books, and a general route. I will seek answers to these questions from the strangers I meet. I will gather interviews, upload images and stories daily to CoffeeRacerProject, and give intermittent video updates. But I still need a lot to make this a success.
What the money is for
I still need money for audio gear, SD cards, batteries, camping and national park passes, fuel and food, camera gear, and for mastering and editing the final product.
Thank you for your support!
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