"Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry" are some of the sweetest words to my ears. (Props to Jack Kerouac!) They have become the embodiment of what the Caravan of Change intends to carry out.
Who we are? We are artists. We are creatives. We are plant passionate. We are dreamers. We are not bound by the constraints of "the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all." We are here to make a difference! Officially we are Ayesha & Zachary + Lasse, Lizanna and special guests. Nice to meet you!
What we want to do? We are making a movie, a *docuseries (*a documentary telecast in a series) to be exact. 30 Days. 20 Cities. 10 Lives Radically changed. The Caravan of Change crew will set out on a nationwide tour in a vintage Airstream to show that small changes can greatly affect not only our lives but the landscape of the world we live in. Our movie will follow the lives of 10 people in different cities all making different changes in their lives, from diet to financial changes. Our crew of experts will spend an entire day with each person and give them the tools, guidance, and support to change their lives. Each participant will be left with a guide, a gift, and a flip camera to document the next 30 days of their journey. (We might even have a familiar face or two to help guide our change seekers.) Although our docuseries will focus in on 10 people we will also be coming to a neighborhood near you to bring our creative brand of change around the globe. By day we will also sell fresh juice & snacks, run skill shops on everything from how to plant an herb garden to running your own business, inspire, hug strangers, and make stuff. By night we will show soul stirring art house films + documentaries and generally do GOOD from state to state. This revolution will be televised!
Why? We are doers! Our crew has all been inspired and encouraged by the kindness of humanity in our own personal lives. We are also passionate about people, travel, and freely giving the masses tools to have a better, brighter, and healthier future. We believe we can follow our own bliss and help others at the same time. We are setting out to show that every person can help others in ways they can't even imagine. With your help, a small ripple can turn into a giant wave. We can change our world and we are out to prove that one city and one person at a time!
How we plan to use the money. The majority of your support will go towards producing the docuseries and the costs associated with the film. We have an amazing filmmaker on board who will be shooting, editing, and bringing equipment on the road for 30 days. We also have travel, distribution, and the costs of finishing some remodeling on the Airstream in the budget. For a more complete breakdown see our handy dandy infographic below.
You gave $1 or more // You believe in our mission! We believe every penny counts! Our sincerest thanks!
You gave $5 or more // You want to see the Caravan of Change in your town. You believe in our mission and you want to see some things change for you and your city. Get enough of your friends to donate and we'll be sure to plan something amazing in your neck of the woods.
You gave $10 or more // You aren't afraid to show your talent and you want the world to know about what you do! Why not create or share an original song that would be the perfect soundtrack for our videos? Each city that we visit we will be getting amazing footage that we will later share on YouTube and various social media sites. This could be your big break and it would really help us out in more ways than one. Check out our favorite tunes for the open road. We will also pick our favorite songs and use them on the actual docuseries.
You gave $10 or more // You are an old soul who loves the feeling of getting a real handwritten letter in the mail. Even if you have to pay for it! A vintage postcard penned by a crew member to you (or the person of your choosing) is an excellent thing to brighten any day.
You gave $15 or more // You now will be among the first who get an exclusive link to stream the entire series before it is shown anywhere else.
You gave $15 or more // Where do your dreams live? We think they should live in this recycled scout book. Pick from two different designs that fit neatly in your back pocket. (Or purse or backpack for that matter). We never leave home without one!
You gave $20 or more // Always wanted to see your name in lights? Well this is the next best thing. Your name will appear as a special thank you in the final credits of the docuseries, as well as on the website.
You gave $25 or more // Take your pick of a hand-screened canvas tote bag or poster with our favorite quote by master adventurer Jack Kerouac. You can pick from "Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry." Great for groceries, gifts, and other good things.
You gave $25 or more // Why complicate life? This handmade Woodwise Urban Designs wooden nail bottle opener fits the contour of your hand while popping the lid of your favorite cold beverage. It's just that easy. Bottle opener is 3.5" L x .5" W
You gave $35 or more // You will get the actual docuseries on DVD which will have exclusive special features that you don't want to miss.
You gave $125 or more // Only 10 lucky souls will get a chance to own a Woodwise Original Green Pallet Chair. This one-of-a-kind chair is made from a single heat treated pallet. It works great indoors or out, and can be painted to the color or stain of your choosing. This chair will support you while you support us.
*You gave $150 or more // This limited Q + A reward won't last. So get your burning questions ready for a one-on-one 30 minute question and answer Skype or phone call with Lasse Larsen Danish model, world traveler, and COC crew member.
You gave $1,500 or more // Come join the caravan for a 3-day leg of the tour! Are you an artist, motivational speaker type, or maker of something amazing? Join us and bring your truth, your experience, and your amazingness with us on the road. We will add your skillset to the roster and take off on the open road. Are you ready?
You gave $3,000 or more // Now you can have a jammin' private party in your backyard, neighborhood, or street corner complete with the Caravan of Change crew and our 31' foot Airstream. You will have access to our Airstream inside and out, a movie of your choice by night, our kick ass makery, and a 2 hour all you can snap photo booth experience. What more can you ask for?
Risks and challenges
The A to your Q...
Q: When will you be on the road?
A: Our projected launch date for our first tour is Spring 2014. // We are also planning on doing some amazing things *locally (*Chattanooga/SE area) before we embark upon the official tour. //
Help us determine where the Caravan will go by dropping a pin on your city of choice. Do you live in a small town and think the Caravan of Change would greatly benefit your community? We are looking for you and all of your friends.
Support us with your original music and your money. Give us an Alexander Hamilton (that's just 10 bucks) and an original song to use on our YouTube channel. Your original song will be used as the soundtrack to one of our travel experience videos. Our favorite cuts will make the actual docu-series. (Hint: We love those feel good vibe songs)
The Original Green Pallet chair handcrafted by Zachary of Woodwise. You can see this unique folding chair up close and personal on the tour + it can be yours today. Made from a single heat treated pallet and painted to the color or stain of your choosing. The chair works great inside and outside.
// LIMITED SUPPLY // Get a taste of life on the road with a one-on-one 30 minute Q&A Skype or phone session with Lasse Larsen COC crew member. Want to know more about Mr. Larsen? Check out his awesome bio to the left.
Join the caravan for a 3-day leg of the tour! Are you an artist, motivational speaker type, or maker of something amazing? Join us and bring your truth, your experience, and your amazingness with us on the road.
Your very own private party in your backyard, neighborhood, or street corner complete with the Caravan of Change crew and our 31' foot Airstream. You will have access to the entire Airstream, a movie of your choice by night, our kick ass makery, and a 2 hour all you can snap photo booth experience. What more can you ask for?