Meet Rich and Bekha
Rich and Bekha are seasonal laborers searching for new experiences as they travel the globe. Their journeys offer an alternative perspective to traditional notions of settling down. We, filmmakers Elif Alp, Noah Patrone-Werdiger, and Meredith Doby, began documenting their lives as Christmas tree vendors in December 2011 and became intrigued with their ramble-on attitude. These Adventure Years is our documentary film about their wayfaring lives.
Where you come in
You can help us chronicle Rich and Bekha's separate and shared experiences as they journey the world! The next stop on our journey is Greece, where Rich is working as a yacht skipper on the Ionian Sea. The money you are helping us raise will cover the bare necessities of our first trip: this means airfare, hard drives, and a desperately needed lavalier microphone.
Want to see more of Rich and Bekha?
See our globe trotters in action in NYC this past Christmas here: https://vimeo.com/39221052
Who we are
Elif (director/editor) and Meredith (producer) and Noah (producer/editor) have been making documentaries together since 2011. Elif and Meredith's first documentary, The Fabulous Jalopy (2011), screened at the Coney Island Film Fest and Anthology Archive's New Filmmakers Festival. In fact, if you have seven minutes to spare you can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/25529410
Elif Alp is a filmmaker intrigued by personalities, places, and the connections between them. She is also working on a PhD about the history of film censorship in the US. Meredith Doby is an independent exhibition developer and designer bent on telling real world narratives through the unique means of documentary filmmaking. She is excited to link her production work with exhibition design for museums and cultural institutions.
Spread the word
Send this to a friend or acquaintance you think would be interested in this project. We understand not everyone can give monetary funds, but non-monetary ones are just as welcome! Like our page on facebook, tweet about the project, blog about how excited you are to see the finished film. It all goes toward the project, and we appreciate it.