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Video Series: a Worldwide Pokemon Go Adventure
Rich, with nothing but a bag on his back and device in his hand, travels the World to Catch ‘em All!
Spiro Khouri
Vancouver, Canada
$1,060 CAD raised by 9 backers
21% of $5,000 
flexible goal
No time left
Overview
We want to tell the modern story of Ash Ketchum from the original Pokemon story in modern form through video platforms such as Youtube, Snapchat and Periscope. We are a Vancouver-based production company who is sending our co-founder, Rich ‘Ketchum’ Uyesugi to go and create PokemonGO videos around the world and share the tales from his budget-conscious adventures with the world via real-time social video. We can only afford to produce about 40 days of content but want to #GOFarther!

Who we are: We are The Tap Ten. A mobile gaming startup specializing in visual content and video production. Our team consists of two people: Rich ‘Ketchum” Uyesugi and Spiro Khouri.


What are we creating: a daily travel/gaming video series and social media experience.


Our Vision: We want to create an epic Youtube series for the PokemonGO community and anyone else who appreciates cheap travel, adventure and a bit of obsessive gaming.


In order to make the series epic we are tasking co-founder Rich with the responsibility of backpacking to these countries and shooting the videos on an iPhone 6s and editing them on the go with a macbook with barely any money!


He is to become a modern day Ash Ketchum by traveling far and wide to capture Pokemon and battle other trainers. He will tell the story via daily Youtube videos and social media like Snapchat, Twitter and Periscope.


Interested?


Here’s Our Big Hairy Goal: To visit 20+ countries over 6 months and produce 150+ YouTube videos.

What we can afford on our own: To visit 4 countries over 40 days and produce 25+ videos.


Why should you care:

Once this story gets going it is going to have international coverage. PokemonGO is smashing records and this content has the potential to as well. The further we go the bigger the story gets and the community will get rewarded with more awesome video and social content. Content that you can be apart of and sponsor today.


What $5000 actually gets us:

  • $2400 - 80 days of budget accommodation
  • $2000 - 80 days of cheap food
  • $600 - Sim cards and data for 3 months in multiple countries.

Not included: travel costs, light transportation, incidentals or pokeballs.


So $5000 isn’t even enough to get us to our Big Hairy Goal. But that’s okay. We’ll use any money we can garner from sponsorships and ad revenue as well. Spiro will be working hard back at our Vancouver HQ to keep the dream alive.


The Worldwide PokemonGO Adventure Timeline

Aug 6th - West Coast road trip to Nintendo HQ, start filming. 

City List: Whistler, Vancouver, Redmond, Portland

Aug 24th - Fly from Vancouver to South East Asia

Country list: Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong 

We won't be able to book anything solid for a week a so when we have a better idea of where we are on funding. 


Why haven't you made much PokemonGO content yet?

Excellent question. Well the game has only been out in Canada for less than two weeks. By the time we decided to execute this campaign and the entire project, we had to put all hands on deck on dozens of other tasks. We are very serious about getting this project off the ground so if we don't get funded on Indiegogo we will be hamming the emails for sponsorships. That requires a lot of preparation and work.

Between the two of us we:

  • created the campaign video
  • built a new website to feature the project- thetapten.com
  • setup Rich's new blog - gorichketchum.com 
  • Setup Rich's new social platforms - he's @GORichKetchum everywhere.
  • created a sponsorship deck
  • wrote a press release 
  • wrote some blogs
  • did social media outreach
  • did influencer research and a lot more!

We intend to start releasing PokemonGO content within days. We are planning a West Coast road trip to the Nintendo HQ in Redmond, Washington on Aug 6th to start creating the core content and the beginning of the adventure story. 


A little more about the content creator Rich 'Ketchum' Uyesugi

Rich has an extensive education in TV broadcasting and video production. Rich has been creating various kinds of digital content for over 15 years. He has produced short films, created YouTube content and continued to grow his digital marketing skill set. 

More recently...

In 2011, Rich went to law school for further studies.

In 2013, Rich moved from Canada to Hong Kong, finished his final year of law school abroad and left his corporate job a few months after graduation. Started travelling more. 

In 2014, Rich started a new company called Milestone Metrics which is a digital marketing agency. Rich designed his business so him and his partner could work together remotely. 

In 2016, Rich founded The Tap Ten with Spiro Khouri, who both shared an interest in gaming, game development, content production and many other similar topics. 

Between growing his marketing agency, the client work and the new mobile gaming startup, he started to get burnt out.

Rich says, "I've built a nice business and lifestyle but it forces me to be focused on too many things at once. With a dozen active clients it can get overwhelming. I told them all I'm taking a break and going to do something crazy." 

He told his clients, "Don't worry, when I get back I will be able to help you even more."

Rich sees this as an incredible opportunity to make life-changing content. "I want to make inspiring content. I'm a pretty regular guy but I know life happens outside of your comfort zone. So I'm putting myself out there. If I can inspire a few people along the way I've done my job. "

Rich says it's more than just a game, "PokemonGO is a fantastic game, but it is just a game. This project is really about life and not settling for one that isn't yours. My purpose is to make content and help people grow, so I'm doing that in the best way I know how."


Thank you for reading our pitch. 

Even if you can't back us today, do follow the story by adding 'GoRichKetchum' on Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram. 

Perks
$10
CAD
Social Media Superstar
Rich will give you a custom shout out on the social media network of your choosing! He will be doing so from a location around the World so be prepared!
0 claimed
Estimated September 2016
Estimated September 2016
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$25
CAD
Name In Lights
At the end of every video we will have a credit screen where anyone who donates $25+ will get to see their name in lights! This is your chance to have your name immortalized. Don't forget to keep your eye on the screen - there might even be some post credit teasers!!
2 out of 100 claimed
Estimated September 2016
Estimated September 2016
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$50
CAD
Postcard from Paradise
You will receive a personalized postcard from one of the many Countries Rich will be visiting!
2 out of 50 claimed
Estimated October 2016
Estimated October 2016
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$150
CAD
Share and Showoff
Not only will you be in the credit screen and see your Name In Lights but you will also get a personal shout out from Rich during one of his videos. He will call you out as a thank you for making the journey possible for all viewers to see! Only one per video so you get the royal treatment.
1 out of 25 claimed
Estimated October 2016
Estimated October 2016
Get this perk
$250
CAD
Google Hangout with The Team
Join in on a Google Hangout with the two producers of the Worldwide PokemonGO Adventure, Rich & Spiro. Give us your feedback on the videos and what you want to see more of. Let us know your favorite moments or ask us questions about how this project came to be!
0 out of 10 claimed
Estimated October 2016
Estimated October 2016
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$500
CAD
Associate Producer
Not only do you get every perk listed but you will be one of five Associate Producers. You will get a special section at the end of every video that showcases the AP's and highlights how important you were to the success of this project.
1 out of 5 claimed
Estimated November 2016
Estimated November 2016
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Overview
We want to tell the modern story of Ash Ketchum from the original Pokemon story in modern form through video platforms such as Youtube, Snapchat and Periscope. We are a Vancouver-based production company who is sending our co-founder, Rich ‘Ketchum’ Uyesugi to go and create PokemonGO videos around the world and share the tales from his budget-conscious adventures with the world via real-time social video. We can only afford to produce about 40 days of content but want to #GOFarther!
Perks
$10
CAD
Social Media Superstar
Rich will give you a custom shout out on the social media network of your choosing! He will be doing so from a location around the World so be prepared!
0 claimed
Estimated September 2016
Estimated September 2016
Get this perk
$25
CAD
Name In Lights
At the end of every video we will have a credit screen where anyone who donates $25+ will get to see their name in lights! This is your chance to have your name immortalized. Don't forget to keep your eye on the screen - there might even be some post credit teasers!!
2 out of 100 claimed
Estimated September 2016
Estimated September 2016
Get this perk
$50
CAD
Postcard from Paradise
You will receive a personalized postcard from one of the many Countries Rich will be visiting!
2 out of 50 claimed
Estimated October 2016
Estimated October 2016
Get this perk
$150
CAD
Share and Showoff
Not only will you be in the credit screen and see your Name In Lights but you will also get a personal shout out from Rich during one of his videos. He will call you out as a thank you for making the journey possible for all viewers to see! Only one per video so you get the royal treatment.
1 out of 25 claimed
Estimated October 2016
Estimated October 2016
Get this perk
$250
CAD
Google Hangout with The Team
Join in on a Google Hangout with the two producers of the Worldwide PokemonGO Adventure, Rich & Spiro. Give us your feedback on the videos and what you want to see more of. Let us know your favorite moments or ask us questions about how this project came to be!
0 out of 10 claimed
Estimated October 2016
Estimated October 2016
Get this perk
$500
CAD
Associate Producer
Not only do you get every perk listed but you will be one of five Associate Producers. You will get a special section at the end of every video that showcases the AP's and highlights how important you were to the success of this project.
1 out of 5 claimed
Estimated November 2016
Estimated November 2016
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