2-wheels 1-world 0-money THE MOVIE
Thank you very much for your contribution to the Indiegogo campaign. I very much appreciate this! I will continue to work very hard and provide you with an awesome, entertaining and hopefully even educating film that I hope you will enjoy watching.
Also, thank you for being honest and commenting on how the production costs that I stated, can be seen as the costs of someone's holidays. Please let me explain, why I don't like to think of the trip as a holiday at all. I went on the venture with the intention to make a film about it right from the beginning. No matter where this would lead me. I started on a zero budget (given a full tank of fuel and a full stomach) and I had to work very hard to make enough to survive and continue my quest. Every single dollar I made went directly into covering another mile. And yes this also meant paying for visas. I was vulnerable in all possible ways, no security, no preparing for the future (retirement fund), no decent health care, no easy way out.
All I cared about was the experience and TO SHARE IT. If I hadn't documented it all, logged 946 online diary entries along the way and taken tons photos in the hope to inspire something unique, boy would I have saved me a hell of a lot of stress, money and time. Things would have been much easier and cheaper! Yes I had the time of my life, but due to the parameters, by far nothing I would call holidays.
Yes I could finish post-production of this movie for a lot less. But I am attempting to make a product as shiny as what you see on TV, but for the 10th (or even less) of the price of those productions. And I think the movie will come with an unprecedented feel and authenticity. If I was in for the money, I had given up a couple of months into the trip. I am making this film for the smallest target audience out there, so there's neither fame nor money in it for me. I am literally living of my girlfriends cash at the moment. And I don't need to be paid hugely, because I already have been – in experience.
Thank you Fraserbyrne for contributing and helping me further share this experience for others to benefit from. I know you meant well, I just wanted to clarify… All the best and keep in touch.