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Diary Of An Adventure Filmmaker: How To Cut Your Raw Footage Down To Something Workable

It’s a deceptive beast, making a film. Because if you do it well, the result is an effortless and immersive experience. It totally engrosses the viewer. And it belies the amount of time and work that goes into its creation. The viewing experience can also somehow give the impression that a film emerges fully-formed from […]

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A Tale Of Two Rivers (Kickstarter Campaign) Crowdfunding

Anatomy Of A Successfully Crowdfunded Documentary Film’s Kickstarter Campaign

This in-depth article is a post-mortem of 2015’s successful Kickstarter campaign for the A Tale Of Two Rivers film project. I’ll be looking at every element of the campaign – financial details included – and sharing some of the insights we learned along the way about running successful crowdfunding campaigns. The campaign aimed to raise post-production funds for two feature-length adventure films, […]

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A Tale Of Two Rivers (Kickstarter Campaign) Crowdfunding

We Did It! (Community Action 1, Mass Media 0!)

I’m up early this morning to begin working in earnest on two new film projects… which have just been successfully funded on Kickstarter! At the close of play last night, we’d raised the astonishing total of £26,329 – over 110% of our goal – to do this project properly. And that’s all thanks to the community […]

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With 59 hours to go, here’s more on the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of A Tale Of Two Rivers

If you’re lucky enough to have a long weekend off for Easter, I hope you’ve got some fun things lined up for it! As it happens, Tenny and I are at a good friend’s wedding in Shropshire, England, and I’m dashing off this post while getting dressed up in a borrowed suit to pretend I’m a […]

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Warning: Adventure Will Permanently Change Your View Of The World

We’re nearing the end of this long and exhausting journey. 12 days of intense campaigning have resulted in over £15,000 in micro-investments from more than 350 members of the adventure community! The show of support has been incredible for a project which is as much about questioning the status quo as about telling tales of adventure in […]

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Is Kickstarter Still Viable For Small-Scale Independent Creatives?

Kickstarter seems to have changed dramatically in the couple of years since I successfully crowdfunded Janapar. Back then it was the domain of creative eccentrics eager to launch passion projects that wouldn’t stand a chance of being funded in any other way. Through Kickstarter, they could reach out directly to like-minded people and ultimately create something that sidestepped […]

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Q&AA (Questions & Attempted Answers) About The New Film Project And The Kickstarter Campaign To Fund It

We’ve almost reached 25% of our funding goal in less than 4 days! 155 (and counting) of you absolute legends are responsible for this. Check it out here. This is an amazing effort by everyone – but we’ve still got a stupendously long way to go. In this post, I’d like to share some answers […]

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A Tale Of Two Rivers (Kickstarter Campaign) Adventure Filmmaking

Why I Waited 4 Years To Make My Next Two Adventure Films

“Will you continue travelling? And are you planning any more films?” These questions always came up after screenings of Janapar. And I always answered them… vaguely. I replied that I’d keep travelling regularly – but only while it remained relevant to my life. And I replied that I’d definitely consider making another film – but […]

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Announcing a community-backed project to make TWO brand new adventure films (about more than just heroics)

Link: The Kickstarter campaign is live! Click here to see what’s happening. Welcome to today’s blog post. I’m just going to go ahead and casually announce the biggest and most ambitious creative project of my career to date. OK? OK. So… I sometimes describe myself, when pressed, as an adventure filmmaker. (Among other things.) And […]