1. Andy
    April 13, 2015 @ 9:14 am

    I signed up fairly early, but I have to confess that I thought the duration of 2 weeks was too short to build a ‘buzz’. Glad I was wrong!

    I think changing some of the pledges helped, for example lowering the ‘microadventure’ to a personal donation rather than a group price. I changed my pledge upwards because of this.


  2. Maia
    April 13, 2015 @ 10:19 am

    I was one of those dicks who wondered if 2 weeks was a bit optimistic. I bloody love being wrong!!!
    I came across the project while researching my own trip to Patagonia. I was aware of Leon’s work but not your own Tom. I must say I have loved your whole approach that you outline above. It has felt refreshing and genuine. The “useful and interesting” blogs (products to consume as a standalone to the project) meant as soon as I had read a couple of them I was onboard.
    Even this blog now it’s fascinating to understand how this kind of project takes shape. I love your (both of you) generosity with your knowledge. Not everyone is like that.
    In your writings both yours and Leon’s voices betray your travel ethic well….. This resonated with me (and I’m sure the 600 odd other funders) as you say…. It felt authentic.
    It was only after donating I watched the karun (trailer) and I thought “yes! I have spent my money well”.

    Congratulations …. Really looking forward to watching both films.


  3. Tim Moss
    April 13, 2015 @ 4:06 pm

    Congratulations Tom. A great campaign and an amazing outcome.


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