We've been hard at work on our film. Here is our new trailer as a sneak preview.
We are very happy to announce that our team made it from Springer Mountain all the way to Mount Katahdin. Through 14 states, for 2,189.1 miles, and over 6 months, our team hiked and filmed the Appalachian Trail. It was an absolute honor to capture the beauty of both the trail and the journey hikers were on.
We are excited to begin the post-production process and are eager for the day we can share our film with you. For a sneak peek go to our "Stills" page.
While we wait for either better Internet connection or our next zero day in town, we wanted to share some of our film stills. You can find a sample of our film stills on our Facebook page right now. More to come soon!
Hiking and filming on the Appalachian Trail is well underway now. So far updates have been primarily kept to photos in an effort to keep our current location and progress private. While we won't say exactly where we are, we can let you know we have hiked between 400-600 miles and have finished with 3 states: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Filming a documentary while hiking long distance has proven to be an adventure and challenge everyday. And everyday, even the stressful ones and the pouring rain ones, we are so happy that we get to be out here filming this project.
At the end of most days, Lindsay and I watch dailies (footage from the day) in our tent. I'm going to brag a little about how great the footage is that Lindsay is getting. It's really beautiful work and even though I never want this journey to end, I can't wait to start the post-production portion of the project so that we can comb through all of Lindsay's amazing work!
One of the absolute best parts of this project has been the opportunity to meet and interview some truly awesome, unique, and inspiring women. I can't wait to share their stories with you all!
More updates to come soon!
Two exciting announcements!
(1) We have a new Official Sponsor, The Language House! Read more about this amazing program below. (http://www.thelanguagehouse.net/)
(2) With THREE DAYS LEFT, we are 94% of the way to our campaign goal on Indiegogo! Lindsay and I continue to be blown away by the support we've received. We can't thank those who have contributed and/or shared our project enough! We are so close to reaching our goal, if you have been meaning to contribute to or share our campaign, now is the time!
THE LANGUAGE HOUSE
We are incredibly excited to announce that The Language House is now an Official Sponsor of our project. Why are we so excited about The Language House? Because it gave both Lindsay and I the tools to successfully live and work abroad. Without The Language House we would have never met and our project wouldn't exist.
The Language House is located in Prague and is an internationally recognized, American owned, 4-week, fully accredited and externally monitored teacher training course which will give you the skills and qualifications needed to make it as an English teacher.
If you have ever dreamed of starting your own adventure, I couldn't recommend checking out The Language House enough. No single organization has changed my life in such a significant and meaningful way.
It is hard to believe that we begin our thru-hike in about two months. We are not only excited to get started, but inspired to because our big dreams have been met with so much generosity and enthusiasm. Thank you for all of your support in 2015! Here is to 2016 being an adventurous year!
17 days left on our Indiegogo Campaign!
(credit for still photography: Bryan Fusco)
Happy New Year! We can officially say we are hiking the Appalachian Trail THIS year! We are getting very excited about our upcoming journey. We are also extraordinarily thankful for all of the great people that have donated to our Indiegogo campaign and shared our project with family and friends.
We have made it over halfway to our campaign goal and we are now over halfway through out campaign period. Only three weeks left (our campaign ends on January 21). If you haven't contributed to our campaign and would like to you can find it here. Please consider sharing our campaign on social media, with family, friends, and fellow adventurers!
Happy New Year!
A newspaper from Acton (MA), Lindsay's hometown, interviewed us and wrote a really nice article about us and our journey. Check it out at the link below.
We've made it to the part of our journey that is scarier than actually hiking the Appalachian Trail…Crowdfunding! Through Indiegogo, we are raising the money necessary to produce our film. Even though we will be walking over 2,180 miles next year, we need your help to take the first step!
Please consider making a donation to our campaign and/or sharing our campaign with your friends and family. No amount is too small to contribute, every dollar helps! The only way this project will be possible is through your help!
Find our campaign at the link below and don't forget to check out all of the special rewards available at each donation(investment) level!
We are excited to announce that we will be collaborating with the non-profit organization SheJumps! They are an amazing group and we will be raising both funds and awareness for them as we move forward with our own project.
SheJumps works to increase the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities. If you are looking for ways to become more involved in your community and the great outdoors or looking for some other awesome and adventurous women to meet up with, check out SheJumps at www.SheJumps.org!
"Our mission is to increase the participation of women & girls in outdoor activities. We accomplish this by creating high-visibility “Get the Girls Out!” events, Outdoor Education, Youth Initiatives and grassroots recreational gatherings. The SheJumps community consists of females of all backgrounds and ages who help one another reach their highest potential through outdoor adventures and education."
We just want to give a big thanks to everyone that gave our project announcement such a warm reception! Stay tuned for upcoming news and announcements, and make sure to subscribe on our "Be Part of the Journey" page so that you don't miss a thing!
Patrice & Lindsay