UNSETTLED: A Documentary Adventure is the story of three young, adventurous, and stubborn women who want to reinstill a sense of adventure in a concrete and technological world.
Before there were computers and video games that simulate travel and life experience, there was the world. The backcountry, the undiscovered and untamed were the destinations of real people who tested themselves in search of meaning.
We want that. As film students, we spend most of our time in front of computers: writing, editing, reading. Some days we may not see the sun at all and it makes us restless. Surely, adventure can still be had in the discovered world. In this country's backyard there is an expanse of land where no towns or cities have settled, where parts of the earth are still deserts and forests and we want to see them. We also, want you to come with us.
The film team, Ashley, Ally, and Kim, will be hiking seven trails between Texas and Washington State and will be inviting other restless souls to come with on three of the trips. If you live in or around one of the metropolises listed below and are interested in seeking out adventure and being in a documentary, follow the link to our blog for application requirements.
Utah-Cedar Mesa Fish and Owl Canyon Hike Vegas, NV or Esclante, UT area
Hermit-Tanto-Bright Angel Loop Grand Canyon Vegas, NV area
Columbian River Gorge- Trail undetermined as of now. Portland, OR area.
Go to: unsettled-documentary.tumblr.com for more information.
What We Need
Most of our expenses will go to equipment.
As far as hiking goes, we are completely inexperienced and have no gear to safely travel.
We will need: boots, a tent, backpacks, a camp stove, FIRST AID kit, sleeping bags, sleeping pads (to keep warm), food, and miscellaneous hiking supplies like water purification tablets. All in all, hiking equipment for all three of us will be about $4,000.
We also need light and effecient camera and sound equipment in order to bring the adventue to screen!
Film equipment we need: A couple new lenses. (We only have one right now), a camera rig for backpacking, go pros, ZOOM recorder, three wireless lavaliers (microphones), a shotgun microphone, windscreens, batteries, solar battery chargers, and CF cards (a lot of them). Approximately: $8,000
We also need approximately $1500 for travel expenses and motels for unloading film data. The last $1500 is a contingency fund that we may need for emergencies and repairs.
Our ultimate goal is to create a documentary that will inspire people to live the lives that they have wanted. Be daring and bold! Your life is what you make of it and if three amateur college students can complete this journey, than you can complete yours.
UNSETTLED: A Documentary Adventure will be submitted into film festivals around the country. An update on any screening dates will be posted on our blog after film completion.
Other Ways You Can Help
Spread the word! You can spread our link to indiegogo or our tumblr: unsettled-documentary.tumblr.com