Like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, we're kayaking down the Mississippi..and making the adventure into a movie! Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 12, 2012.
About this project
We want to make a video of our 2 month, shoe-string budget kayaking expedition down the Mississippi. The crew will be Jordan Sanders, Matt Lowers, and Daniel Lowers. Besides making an entertaining video, one of our primary goals is to raise awareness about the need to preserve the Mississippi River and the natural environment.
Some people have been asking, “why would people watch this?? Is it just a video of you guys kayaking down the river?”
The short answer: NO.
That’s been done before, and by professionals (with film crews!) with way more experience than us.*
And THAT’S the whole point.
The fact that we’re inexperienced kayakers, going on such a crazy expedition should make this video ridiculously awesome! Jordan has kayaked maybe twice in his life, for about an hour or two. Matt and his brother have kayaked a handful of times for a fun afternoon. That’s it. Seriously. With that being said, we're still taking a couple kayak safety training classes before we leave (gotta be safe!)
Keeping that in mind, I’m willing to bet we’ll encounter more than our fair share of misadventures, problems and hilarious situations. During the course of the expedition, there's sure to be all sorts of surprises in store for us (there always are!). The film will focus on us overcoming these obstacles.
And that leads to another point. We’re also doing this to show you that if WE can do it, with practically no kayaking experience, YOU can do it. Or any sort of adventure for that matter.
Once it's finished, we will be selling the film both online and offline, and may also write an account of the trip and pitch that as a book to publishers.
Thanks for your support, we are extremely grateful!!!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Lots of good karma coming your way!!! You've also earned our ultimate, undying, never-ending, eternal gratitude. Every dollar counts! :)Estimated delivery:
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Handwritten postcard sent from us somewhere along the Mississippi!Estimated delivery:
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Handmade survival bracelet made by us out of 10 feet of paracord. you can choose your colors as well!Estimated delivery:
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A digital copy of the filmEstimated delivery:
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All the above!!!Estimated delivery:
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We will do a Geocache AND give you a digital copy of the movie AND give you a phone call or postcard afterwards and let you know how it went! For each additional backer, we will do a geocache of 1 higher level of difficulty.
For example, if one person pledges $35, we do a level 1 Geocache. If two people pledge, we do a level 2...and so on up to level 5.
**BONUS** if we get five backers, we will then pick one of you backers at random and let you pick the specific Geocache!!! (as long as it's close to us).Estimated delivery:
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a signed, numbered/limited edition DVD numbered out of 40. (Yes, we're only offering 40 MAX for this project!). A phone call from us on the expedition, PLUS all of the aboveEstimated delivery:
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BASIC SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE: we wear your t-shirts (or other apparel) in the video, give you social media shout-outs, place your stickers on our kayaks, list you as an official sponsor on our blog and film credits, and give you a limited edition DVD of our film and digital download.Estimated delivery:
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a special, “one of a kind” item featured in our video, signed by the Expedition Mississippi crew (for example, Matt’s travel guitar, one of our T-Shirts, a piece of kayaking gear, etc) PLUS all of the aboveEstimated delivery:
Pledge $135 or more
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2 hour consulting session with us (on phone) about how to fund your own creative project PLUS signed, numbered/limited edition DVD of the film, handwritten postcard sent from our trip and handmade survival bracelet.Estimated delivery:
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DELUXE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE PLUS EXTRAS!!! -- We do/say whatever you want for up to 20 seconds of the movie (within reason), wear your apparel/use your gear in our video, give you & your company social media shout-outs, place your stickers on our kayaks, list you as on official sponsor on our blog and film credits, PLUS all the above!! (except consulting session)Estimated delivery:
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