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After filming on the A.T., PCT & the Camino, Squatch heads to chillier climes in hopes of capturing more stories, humor & beauty.
After filming on the A.T., PCT & the Camino, Squatch heads to chillier climes in hopes of capturing more stories, humor & beauty.
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Over the past 12 years I've shot and edited 8 films involving long-distance hiking (squatchfilms.com) and, dagnabbit, I'm not tired of it yet (I've done four films on the Pacific Crest Trail, three on the Appalachian Trail and one on the Camino de Santiago in Spain & France). The scenery and, more importantly, the people and their stories that I've encountered have been, overall, a real gift and inspiration. Each day, even if I was tired and/or physically beat up, there was always the possibility of someone or something really cool just around the bend to capture on video to help keep me motivated. Ten years ago I saw a slide show on Iceland done by Jonathan Ley (phlumf.com) highlighting his walk across it and from then on I've been interested in going there to make a film. So, after talking to many others who have gone there and who never uttered less than glowing reviews about the place, I'm here at Kickstarter looking to get some backing for such an adventure. What's different about this project, relative to my others, is that I plan on biking for half of the time (the 828-mile Ring Road) and walking the other half (Ideally, Ley's route which traverse's the world's 18th biggest island and is roughly 350 miles). I plan to be there for 10 weeks in order to get enough footage for an approximately 80 min. film (about two weeks of buffer time in case the biking or hiking go longer than expected). The money would go towards 1) Airfare - was able to use a family pass from my Dad who used to fly for United in order to get to Spain for the Camino. Alas, United/Continental doesn't go to Iceland. 2) Bike rental for a month. 3) SD cards for my HD camera. 4) Food - Iceland's prices are roughly 20% higher overall. 5) Some accommodations...planning to tent camp most of the time but since I'm 87, a bed would be nice a couple of times a week, on average. Since Iceland is apparently the world's most literate country and virtually everyone speaks English, I'm not anticipating many problems with getting some good interviews. I will also be keeping my eye out for any stray Vikings, trolls and, naturally, Bjork. Thanks for your time!

Risks and challenges

All of my long-distance hiking films films have been edited by me on my trusty IMac. I back up my footage. Barring some serious illness or accident, I feel the odds are pretty high of me completing the project on time. I'm eight for eight so far!

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