2.5 Percent, a film promoting conscious travel in Costa Rica

Be a part of conserving the last standing virgin rainforest on Central America's Pacific Coast!
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iSeeiTravel
Film
San Francisco, California
United States
5 Team Members

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Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity and the last standing virgin rainforest in the area, is one of the most pristine ecotourism destinations on Earth. The decision to build an international airport in the area threatens to bring the harmful effects of mass tourism to this fragile ecosystem and local community. How can we develop this region responsibly?

 

We are trying to help this amazing region of Costa Rica.

Our documentary project, 2.5%, will highlight the incredible Costa Rican ecotourism efforts and showcase the negative effects that mass tourism has brought to other parts of Costa Rica -- expensive prices, locals being pushed out, corporate development mega projects, drugs and prostitution.

Most importantly, 2.5% will show how we as travelers can change all this simply by traveling consciously -- meeting local people, respecting the environment and culture, and spending money at local businesses.

 

We are iSeeiTravel -- travelers, storytellers, photographers, filmmakers, foodies, adventurists, friends, lovers of life, and unabashed shower singers! Our mission is to promote the growing conscious travel movement, beginning with the Osa Peninsula.

"The conscious travel goal is to create an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling travel economy that does not cost the earth." 

 

We're in our last week of the campaign, and we're ready to rock out! 

If we make our goal of $25,000, iSeeiTravel hereby pledges to: 

Rock the Osa!
 
Mark your calendars for Spring 2013 in NYC -- great music by amazing bands, showcase of our documentary "2.5%," proceeds for rainforest conservation, and of course, plenty of parrot-dancing! Friends of Rock the Osa include popular bands Capital Cities, Moon Hooch, and Pepper.
 
Check out our site at rocktheosa.com and help complete this film and protect the rainforest by making a contribution today!
 
For a $5 or $10 contribution you will have first dibs on ticket sales plus access to a post-concert event with members of the band.
 

The extremely talented Chris Mohn designed original artwork for our super comfy t-shirts. Get a snazzy tee featuring our 2.5% mascot, Marvin the Toucan.

Stay at any of the following eco-lodges in Central America ($800): 

Lapa Rios / Nature Air

Lapa Rios Ecoluxury Rainforest Adventure ($1500)
As an Associate Producer of 2.5%, we will take you and a guest on a behind-the-scenes tour of our documentary -- fly on Costa Rica's premiere ecotourism airline, Nature Air, and stay at Lapa Rios, a Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality luxury ecolodge, and experience a variety of wildlife and cultural tours.

 

Save the Sea Turtles with Corcovado Foundation ($1500) - Both trips have been claimed!
As an Associate Producer of 2.5%, we wil take you and a guest (2 people per trip, 2 trips total) on a behind-the-scenes tour of our documentary -- fly on Costa Rica's premiere ecotourism airline, Nature Air, for a rugged rainforest adventure near Drake Bay, Costa Rica. Volunteer with the Corcovado Foundation and learn about sea turtle conservation, experience local culture, and tour Osa's virgin rainforest.  This special package is designed for our most adventurous supporters -- check out the program manual for more details.

Bring the benefits of docu-marketing to your company or organization! 
$5000 (basic) / $10,000 (deluxe)  

We are offering Producer credit to anyone interested in contributing $5,000 or more to the campaign, and we will also create a custom media services package for you. iSeeiTravel produces brand-building documentary content based on real people, real places and real travel experiences, and helps reach your desired audience through the power of visual storytelling.

Please contact info@iseeitravel.org if you are interested.

Where can I watch the film?

This film will be available to the public for FREE through various online media outlets -- share it, use it, be inspired! Sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know when it's released.

Additionally, we will submit 2.5% to film festivals and share it with nonprofits such as the Center for Responsible TravelCorcovado Foundation, and Rainforest Alliance to assist their efforts in advocating for responsible tourism development in the Osa Peninsula.

Where will the money be used?

Money raised from Indiegogo will go towards finishing production on 2.5% in 2012, hiring an assistant editor, sound mixing and voiceover, color correction, photo book publication, submission to film festivals, TV broadcast readiness, media outreach and general distribution.

By backing this project, you’re helping propel iSeeiTravel’s mission of inspiring conscious travel all around the world.

We are blessed with the support of these amazing companies, all of whom work diligently to further the mission of conscious travel. Learn more about them here:

 

  
  
 
 
  

iSeeiTravel is a boutique travel media company founded in 2011 by photographer Marco Bollinger and videographer Eytan Elterman. The idea for iSeeiTravel was inspired by their respective years of travel experiences, passion for engaging with diverse cultures, and the idea of spreading the message of conscious travel through powerful visual storytelling.
 
iSeeiTravel's unique "docu-marketing" strategy uses engaging visual media and integrated digital marketing to inspire people to travel and experience the world in ways that are environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling.

Learn more about the companyservices and team members

Support us elsewhere! 
Facebook: facebook.com/iseeitravel
Twitter: twitter.com/iseeitravel

 

Meet Marco & Eytan, Founders of iSeeiTravel

MARCO BOLLINGER

Marco has a passion for telling stories through images. In 2003 as Director of Media for a small start-up company, Onestop Internet, he helped grow the company into the e-commerce giant it is today. Marco opened his first photo studio in 2005 in Santa Monica California’s Bergamot Station Arts District where he has since had a solo art show in Coordination with the Santa Monica Museum of Art and shortly after became Director of Media for the Whitespeed Branding Agency. Today, Marco has studios in Los Angeles and New York City, and travels to Peru, Miami, Colombia, Tokyo and San Francisco on a regular basis for his clients. He is a regular image contributor to both the New York City based Robin Hood Foundation and the Community Coalition in Los Angeles.

EYTAN ELTERMAN

As a video producer and media director, Eytan found his passion for telling stories by creating documentary shorts that connect the viewer to socially relevant themes. Eytan produced his first documentary in 2005 while on a 3 month backpacking trip through Eastern Europe. In 2008, the L.A. Press Club nominated a TV package Elterman co-produced about foster youth for best “TV News Feature of the Year.” Since then he has worked on documentary shorts focused on alternative fuel, international development, the foster care system, food justice, sport diving, and U.S./Israel relations for clients in the U.S. and abroad.

 

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  • $5USD
    You donate, we dance!

    You donate, we dance. Go to www.rocktheosa.com to watch us live. You also get your name announced on the supporter wall on our website and in the film credits.

    31 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $10USD
    Rock the Osa +!

    Advanced ticket sales for the benefit concert Spring of 2013 in New York City + exclusive invite to the after party and a heartfelt thank you from us - your name announced on the supporter wall on our website and in the film credits.

    31 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $20USD
    Sneak Peek + Postcards

    Hello from Costa Rica! Be one of the first to experience "2.5%" with digital downloads of the documentary and photo book, plus get a five-pack of custom postcards featuring Marco Bollinger's original photography from Costa Rica and your name in lights. Add $5 for international shipping.

    58 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $45USD
    Conscious Travel Tee

    Wear it proudly with a spiffy iSeeiTravel t-shirt with original art designed by Chris Mohn, digital downloads of the film and photo book, custom postcards, and your name in lights. Add $15 for international shipping.

    38 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $75USD
    Autographed Photo Book

    Enjoy a printed photo book for your living room featuring original photography and captions from "2.5%," autographed by Marco and Eytan. Plus get a digital download of the film, postcards and your name in lights. Add $15 for international shipping.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $100USD
    iSeeiTravel Goodie Bag

    Get all our awesome goodies! Includes a DVD of the documentary, autographed photo book, Conscious Traveler t-shirt, custom postcards, and your name in lights. Add $15 for international shipping.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $250USD
    Autographed Photo Prints

    Your choice of two 11x17 original prints from the "2.5%" photo collection, autographed by Marco and Eytan. Plus you get the full iSeeiTravel Goodie Bag (above), with DVD, photo book, t-shirt, postcards, and your name in lights. Add $15 for international shipping.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2012
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    $500USD
    Trip to Cambria, CA

    Become an iSeeiTravel conscious travel correspondent! We will host you and a guest on a trip to Cambria, CA, the gateway to Hearst Castle. Stay for two nights at the Bridge St. Inn and get a $50 gift certificate for sustainable global cuisine at Robin's. Share your experience on the iSeeiTravel blog or video channel and also receive two Goodie Bags. Add $15 for international shipping. (Hotel stay valid between Dec and Apr. Travel to Cambria not included.)

    3 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $800USD
    Trip to Turrialba, Costa Rica

    Become an iSeeiTravel conscious travel correspondent! We will host you and a guest for two nights at Hacienda Tayutic, a Cayuga Hospitality sustainable property, located near the Turrialba Volcano. Share your experience on the iSeeiTravel blog or video channel and also receive two Goodie Bags. Add $15 for international shipping. (Hotel stay valid between May and October 2012 or 2013). Option to stay extra nights at 50% off. Travel costs not included.)

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    Estimated delivery: July 2012
  • $800USD
    Trip to Granada, Nicaragua

    Become an iSeeiTravel conscious travel correspondent! We will host you and a guest for two nights at Jicaro Island Ecolodge, a Cayuga Hospitality sustainable property, located in Granada, Nicaragua. Share your experience on the iSeeiTravel blog or video channel and also receive two Goodie Bags. Add $15 for international shipping. (Hotel stay valid May -Dec. 20, 2012 or 2013). Option to stay extra nights at 50% off. Travel costs not included.)

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    Estimated delivery: July 2012
  • $800USD
    Trip to Nosara, Costa Rica

    Become an iSeeiTravel conscious travel correspondent! We will host you and a guest for two nights at Harmony Hotel, a Cayuga Hospitality sustainable property, located in Nosara, one of NY Times' "45 Places to Go in 2012." Share your experience on the iSeeiTravel blog or video channel and also receive two Goodie Bags. Add $15 for international shipping. (Hotel stay valid between May and October 2012 or 2013). Option to stay extra nights at 50% off. Travel to Costa Rica not included.)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2012
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    $1,500USD
    Tour the Osa Peninsula!

    Take a special tour of places featured in our project and get two Goodie Bags and Associate Producer credit. We will fly you and a guest from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez on Nature Air and host you for two nights at Lapa Rios Ecolodge and Wildlife Reserve (option to stay extra nights at 50% off.) Includes meals and airport transfer, plus selection of wildlife and cultural tours. (Hotel stay valid between May and October. Travel costs not included.)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2012
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