The Winds

Travel Adventure Series- Seven filmmakers sail out to rediscover their Americas
Christopher Avery
Vancouver, British Columbia
4 Team Members

Our Story

In 2013, a group of 7 young men will depart on a 65 ft sailboat from Vancouver, Canada on the most epic and dangerous journey of their lives.  They will be leaving everything they know for 8 months as they attempt to sail around the America's and capture their journey for the world to see.   

Their goal- to give the many peoples of the continent a voice, so as to inspire one another.  Together with world-renowned surfers, musicians, activists, scientists and everyday people they'll explore the many projects that create the movement that is growing amongst their generation.  A movement of environmental awareness, global unity, and social awakening.  A movement that seeks to protect this planet and its people for the many generations to come.

THE WINDS is a 13-part travel-adventure series aimed for television broadcast as well as various online platforms.   An exploration of both problems and answers, the dangerous and awe-inspiring- a show that aims to put the real back into reality TV. 

Our Plan of Attack

It's been an amazing journey so far and we haven't even began sailing yet.  Needless to say, we've got a long battle ahead of us.  Creating your own TV show following the journey of 7 artists (who don't sail) as they sail the equivalent of the length of the world trying to better the planet while fighting storms, pirates, etc. on a nonexistent budget without a broadcaster is perhaps even a little too ambitious for us. So our plan is this-

This spring of 2012 -upon the completion of this campaign- THE WINDS will set sail for EPISODE 1 (the pilot episode) around Vancouver Island and into the Great Bear Rain-forest of British Columbia, Canada.  

Upon the completion of the Pilot Episode, the crew will then be going to the desired broadcasters with that Pilot to find the right partner for the Series as a whole.

In the event that we cannot find the right broadcaster, we'll be using that Pilot to find corporate sponsors, private investors and perhaps our dear friends at IndieGoGo to raise enough rice, fuel, and life insurance to make the trip happen.

We're confident after 8 months, the broadcasters will be coming to us.

The Impact

We want to inspire, empower, and give a voice to the youth of our America's.  Let them know that the change is within them.  If the world stands a fighting chance, it's because they ensure it does.  The impact is huge because the stakes are huge.

What We Need & What You Get

Our goal of 15,000 is a very loose number because the reality is, we're gonna make it happen no matter what.  The figure just determines how epic (and safe) it will be.  The boat, the gear, the equipment- the better it is, the easier it is to grab our audiences attention.  Once we have that, the movement begins.

If four months from now we find ourselves short of our goal, worry not.  It's going to take a lot more then that to stop us.  We believe in this project and we're going to get it done even if it means getting towed by an unsuspecting Cruise ship along the way (Kidding of course.. I think). 

Other Ways You Can Help

Help us get the word out there! Check out our website and hit us up with a like, a share, anything to show the broadcasters that this is something that you would watch and even participate in!

If it's not money, there are other ways you can support the project.  Not only the tangible (gear, equipment, food, etc.), but also logistical and creative help.  We're looking to hook up with musicians to create the soundtrack, surfers to show us the waves, divers to lead us beneath, and everyday people to show us what they are fighting for.  So spread the word, send us a shout and together let's make this project.  Maybe one episode, we'll be coming to you!

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raised by 13 people in 4 months
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$15,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 4, 2012
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Swimming beside the ship

    You'll be entered into a draw for a Winds gift bag including a signed photo from the crew and Winds T-shirt.

    1 claimed
  • $25USD

    You'll be getting a stunning photograph of the crew and the ship (yet to be named...or found for that matter)!

    0 claimed
  • $50USD
    Able Seamen

    You'll be getting a stunning poster of the crew and the ship (yet to be named...or found for that matter)!

    0 claimed
  • $51USD
    Just a sweet extra something!

    Dave- the mans man... the ladies man... he's gonna give you a ring-ding-ding to thank you personally for your contribution... because, hey, for some reason he likes doing it!

    0 claimed
  • $100USD

    You'll get a signed copy of the Pilot episode upon release!

    7 claimed
  • $250USD
    First Mate

    You'll get a signed copy of the Pilot episode as well as an exclusive video of all the timelapses taken during the trip.

    3 claimed
  • $500USD
    The Captain

    You'll get all thee goods from the 250, as well as a credit in the episode!

    1 claimed
  • $1,000USD

    Wow, are you looking for the Executive Producer credit? Come to the nearest port, and we'll pick you up and you can journey with us for a day or two! Since space is indeed limited, after five berths are claimed, our remaining sea Gods will get deluxe Winds gift baggies, filled with all sorts of salty sea swag...

    0 claimed
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