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A Documentary Adventure
Ashley Bonn
sarasota, Florida
United States
4 Team Members

Short Summary

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.

The Impact

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

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This campaign ended on April 10, 2013
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  • $1USD
    The Believers

    You will receive a shout out on our tumblr blog with a post about how you're fantastic, knowing every piece of the puzzle matters.

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  • $10USD

    You'll get a special thanks credit at the end of our film and a DVD.

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  • $25USD

    A special thanks credit at the end of the film and a DVD signed by Ashley, Ally, and Kim.

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  • $50USD

    Special thanks credit at the end of the film, a signed DVD, and a 8x10 poster.

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  • $100USD

    Special thanks credit, signed DVD, an 8x10 poster, and a t-shirt. (please comment your size)

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  • $200USD

    Special thanks credit, Signed DVD, an 8x10 poster, a tshirt (please comment your size, and a we send you a postcard from one of our city destinations. (send an email to countess.granola@gmail.com with your address)

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  • $500USD

    All the aforementioned perks and a signed picture of Ashley, Ally, Kim and a "Flat Stanley" version of you at a location of your choice! (That is along our route).

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    Associate Producer

    All the aforementioned and an Associate producer credit at the front of the film. (This includes a flat stanley)

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    Executive Prodcuer

    A special thanks, a signed DVD, a poster, a post card, a tshirt, a flat staley, and an executive producer credit at the front of the film

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