Help Me Make a Movie! – My First Kickstarter Project
Most of you know by now that I’m thru-hiking the John Muir Trail this September, but I have also decided that I will be filming my first documentary during this trip! I am looking for backing through Kickstarter. I went to college as a media major concentrating in film in the hopes of working on movies and, as time went, specifically documentaries. As I began preparing for my trip on the JMT and I started talking to the other women who are also planning on hiking the JMT this year, I realized that we all have an amazing story, goals, and reasons why we’re hiking. If my project gets fully funded I plan on not only filming my own preparation process and my entire hike, but I also will talk to as many women as I can about their personal, physical and emotional journeys on trail. My plan is to take one or two extra trips to California and hike a few days at different parts of the trail, during different times of the year to get a chance to talk to as many women as I can at different stages of the hike, as well as also hiking the whole trail with my hiking partner in September.
Because this is my first film, I am lacking a professional film camera or proper editing equipment.I also don’t have the things I need to charge the camera batteries on trail and the gear I need to get my weight to a place where I can carry the equipment for a project like this. Even though I’ve set the budget for this project at the minimum I’d need to put out an amazing film, the more money I raise, the better equipment I can get. I’m really excited about this project, but it can only succeed with your support! If you want to support my project check it out here!