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The PilgreensBy The Pilgreens
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The PilgreensBy The Pilgreens
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$525
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10
backers
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About

THE PROJECT - THE MOVIE

Basically, we want to prove that electric power should fuel all our journeys.

Electric mobility isn't usually a very appealing topic to our generation. This is why we want to film our great journey and turn it into an epic travel documentary that will definitely bring humanity and appeal to this 'must-be' hot topic.

It will take the form of a diary that you'll have to watch, not read. It will be the wonderful everyday story of three young lads who find themselves on a rather unique electric tuktuk (yes, there's just one of its kind) driving through the same lands as the ones Marco Polo explored and described in his diary 700 years ago.

You won't just see us traveling and wandering about because with us, you'll experience the great and mighty spirit of exploration. No one has ever made such a long distance with an electric tuktuk, and never ever in history did three people drive at the same time, 20,000km solely relying on electric power. We're the youngest explorers of electric mobility and want to make sure that after us, many other inspired people will take that same stand, for a cleaner alternative to fossil fuel.

From China to Austria, we'll film our encounters with people, and we'll film their reactions when we'll ask them for a plug to recharge our tuktuk. We'll also film ourselves when the tuktuk will unexpectedly break down in some hell hole where it might also take us two days to find any signs of human life (ok, we hope this doesn't happen, but for the sake of our audience...). We'll film people and communities whose lives can be improved with the help of electric mobility. Think of young kids who could attend school because they can ride an electric bike and save a two-hour walk everyday.

This is what our film is all about: encountering, exploring, driving change.

WHO ARE WE

We're three student friends aged from 23 to 27 who met during our Master years at the IAE in Toulouse (you know the coolest city in the world...according to locals). Two of us (Ludwig & Karen) finished their studies in Bangkok this year, while our third mate (Rémy) was working in Paris for his gap year. Our first idea was to get together and take on a journey from Bangkok to Toulouse in a customized electric TukTuk to promote cleaner sources of energy. That's how we came up with The Pilgreens, a name that refers to The 'Pilgrim fathers' (guess why: great explorers!) and to the color 'green' for eco-friendliness.

Here you can learn more about us:


WHY DO WE NEED YOUR BACKING

This Kickstarter campaign will enable us to get filming equipment in order to produce an epic travel documentary:

- 2 GoPro Hero 3+  ==> USD 600

- 4 external Hard Drive (2TB/unit) ==> USD 800

- 2 Memory Cards (32Gb/unit) ==> USD 280

- Hard case for transportation ==> USD 250

- Go Pro accessories (grips, sticks, extra charger, waterproof case...)        ==>   USD 250

- Rode Microphone ==> USD 200

- Stabilizing handle ==> USD 20

- Extra Batteries for 5D MARK II ==> USD 50

- Power Panel ==> USD 50

and if you're really too generous and we go beyond target:

-We'll get better stabilizers, one more mid-range lens for our 5D, and maybe a laptop!

A few TV channels have already accepted to broadcast our final full length movie, obviously if we show up with the needed content! That is only possible if you help us purchase the necessary equipment.

If you can support The Pilgreens, it means you want to contribute to shaping a future free of polluting cars (FYI: those same cars also prevent you from hearing the birds sing in our streets!)

'Little things make big things happen.' (John Wooden)

Any support will be greatly appreciated.

Love,
The Pilgreens
www.the-pilgreens.com

Risks and challenges

We have been working on our travel project for the past few months. We have endeavored to get financial sponsors and support from different partners. We can proudly say that our fundraising campaign has been a success, since we've collected over $36,000 out of the $45,000 we needed in less than 4 months. We're working hard on finding what's left by partnering with new sponsors. We are confident about the success of this trip and our partners will do everything they can to make sure we get home safe and sound. Our electric Tuk Tuk, which is being manufactured in Thailand, will be ready at the end of June, when the lithium batteries are delivered from China.

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    WELCOME PACK
    Get two nice and fancy postcards from different locations around EurAsia so you can show all your friends what kind of awesome project you’re backing.
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    BE-IN-THE-SPOTLIGHT PACK
    Your name will be in the thanks of The Pilgreens' travel documentary. Karen will design and dedicate a song to thank each and everyone of you.
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    AWESOME-PHOTOS PACK
    Get a dozen of The Pilgreens' best captured photos from their insane trip across Eurasia.
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    SPREAD-YOUR-MESSAGE PACK
    Your favorite Pilgreen will wear a T-Shirt with the message, logo and/or photo of your choice! Until it stinks... Spread your idea, your organization or... maybe you are still looking for a unique way to declare your love for somebody?
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    REMY-WILL-DO-IT-FOR-YOU PACK
    Pick a voluntary action of your choice. No matter what it takes, Rémy will do it for you (for example: plant a few trees in China or help local people on your behalf). The whole thing will be filmed and put online! Get a VIP invitation to The Pilgreens' events in Europe.
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    VIP PACK
    Get the full documentary including bonus features. Get a VIP invitation to The Pilgreens' events in Europe. Get their photo book: a collection of photos taken in 16 countries.
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    BE-IN-DA-BOOK PACK
    Should we ever write a book about The Pilgreens, Driven by electric power, YOU will be mentioned in the preamble (Ludwig has already started working on it). Be one of the first folks to get a signed copy of the new bestseller sent off to your home. Be sure not to miss it.
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    PACKPOT
    JACKPOOOOOT! Ride with The Pilgreens and become famous.
    The Pilgreens will take you on a ride for a few days on their fancy and beloved electric Tuk Tuk (transportation and accommodation free of charge). Whenever and wherever you’d like to. Don’t miss this unique opportunity! You will definitely appear in the final documentary.
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- (30 days)