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Discovery Channel

Hi there

The Discovery Channel is making six short films, or idents, to run between programmes and they want one of them to be about a desert explorer.


He or she would have to have travelled extensively across deserts, often solo and can be from anywhere except the UK or the US. They would need to be aged between 26-39 and be able to speak passionately about desert travel.

Do you think this sounds like you? Or anyone you know? If it does, there's £750 paid for taking part and whoever's up for it would be flown to North Africa to film for two days.

Hope to hear from you soon!
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Why????

Why not from the UK?

Why 26-39??

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We are making six films and one of them already features someone from the UK. It's about getting a range of representatives from the Discovery territories. Age 26-39 because that's the audience age range they want to attract. Like attracts like...
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He looks great. Can you verify his age though?
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a man from the moroccan sahara desert

hello ,
i saw your post here .
I am a man from the sahara desert of Morocco.I travelled lot in the desert , and speak fluent English .I am 26 years old.
Am I qualified to play that role ?
if you need more info ,let me know
thanks.
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Age 26-39 because that's the audience age range they want to attract. Like attracts like...
I am over 50. Can I still watch Discovery or should I gracefully retire to UK Travel Channel?
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I think we should all watch UK Gold!

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Wink Gold?

does that mean it's in colour?!
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Hello Sam!
I will do it straight away.

I am 38, and I have been driving off road bikes in Europe, Asia and Latin America

In the beginning of March I am going down anyway to shoot film.

Heres my blog for the trip. http://www.vgb.no/15742/

Its unfortunately in Norwegian, but have a look anyway. There is a picture of two happy guys there, me to the right.

Wish you a peacefull Christmas

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Forgot to mention that I love the dessert, and you can reach me on:

Mail: haakonj@fuoslo.no

Phone: +47 93 44 09 84


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some experience of desert. i have strong interesting of your project.
my email enyacc at yahoo.com


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... He or she would have to have travelled extensively across deserts...

... Do you think this sounds like you? Or anyone you know? If it does, there's £750 paid for taking part and whoever's up for it would be flown to North Africa to film for two days...
Hi guys. Unfortunately not everybody has read the post carefully. I might also love the outer space, but this fact still doesn't qualify me as a space specialist.

And, unfortunately, it looks like too much has been revealed about the conditions. I would, in my humble subjective opinion, prefer to see suggestions about "that guy I met", or "a great friend of mine", than screaming loud "me me me is the one (who wishes to have fun and the 750 GBP)".

Wishing you a bunch of safe and joyful desert kilometres in 2007,
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Yeah!!

That is funny! I could claim to be non-UK but that's the only passport anyone will issue me, though I've never lived there!! I nominate Chris, who, though may be from the UK, seems to spend more time somewhere sandy.

And why not from the US?! While the US does have some extensive travellers, the UK and Oz and NZ and Can all seem to boast more. . .

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How about country’s that don’t want to be part of the UK? – I’m Welsh, does that count?
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I second the nomination of Chris. To me age and country of origin etc unimportant, Content of the film is. Put someone in front of the camera that has knowlege and enthusiasm and a passion for desert travel.
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