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!


About Joslyn

My name is Joslyn and I primarily hike with my husband Richard. We live in Northern Arizona with our dog, Jäger and love camping and hiking. We are continuing our adventure in backpacking inn this our second year and as always, striving towards going Ultra Light.

Posted on 03/04/2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on CenAZwalker and commented:
    Looks like a great project, let’s help her out.

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