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Blade NZ: A Travel Documentary
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Blade Nz: A Travel Documentary
Project 2014-04-15 10:56:43 +1200
In April 2014 we are backpacking the length of New Zealand, carrying only our bags, camera gear and rollerblades. This project will provide a fresh and comic approach to travel in Aotearoa. We will be filming our expedition and creating light hearted, personal and character driven documentary webisodes with the overarching aim of promoting New Zealand as an international tourist destination. We are not professional bladers, far from it, and our struggle and commentary throughout the journey will provide a high level of entertainment.
WHO ARE WE?
We are Josh and Matt, long time friends who share a similar sense of humour and a passion for travel, music and filmmaking. Josh works in tourism marketing while Matt works in video production, so this project is the perfect medium for collaboration. We came up with the idea of Blade NZ over four years ago while travelling together, and since then we have been actively planning the trip, whilst acquiring the skills required to make this documentary.
Our goal is to follow the road wherever it takes us, travelling on a backpackers’ budget. We want to meet as many people as possible along the way, while showcasing the unique NZ environment.
We already have the professional equipment and skills required to successfully produce a high-quality and entertaining documentary, however we need additional funding to cover living costs while on the road, so we're inviting people to collaborate on this project and share in our experience. We are 100% committed to making this project happen, in fact, as you read this we are already on the road, our journey starting at Cape Reinga this week.
Please check out the rewards on this page and support our epic journey across New Zealand. Follow our facebook page to stay up to date with our travels:
Blade NZ 2015 Update
23/07/2015 at 11:41 AM
It's been almost a year since we began our journey down the country on rollerblades. What an epic trip it was. We have spent the past few months going through our footage, shaping the story and editing. Finally, now we are close!
We have around 16 episodes covering the whole country with some incredibly entertaining and beautiful footage. We really had no idea what we would come back with but we're both excited to share our adventure.
In the past couple of days we have put out a trailer of whats to come in Blade NZ, which has gone down well. It was featured on The Crowd Goes Wild last night and a few other places online:
If you enjoy our trailer please head to our facebook page (www.facebook.com/bladenewzealand) and give us a like, as the more likes we get, the more momentum we will have behind this thing!
Hopefully everyone who ordered a canvas has received one by now, if not please flick an email through to [email protected] Also now is the time to send your selfies in if you would like to be featured in the credits, so send them through to the same email.
We are very grateful for the support received from everyone who pledged, and it really was amazing just how many coffees we could afford during the trip, we couldn't have done it without you. Just kidding, the money mainly went on beer.
Matt and Josh
Blade NZ - Upper North Island Update
23/05/2014 at 12:47 PM
14/05/2014 at 1:00 PM
9 days left on our campaign and we've been blading hard
30/04/2014 at 6:21 AM
Off to Cape Reigna now, thanks for the support so far and check out this video we put together.
Mullet Bowlcut and Tattoo Claimed
26/04/2014 at 9:23 PM
Stoked that our $200 crowd funding option has been claimed and we will now be rocking a mullet and a bowlcut, while our blading coach gets a rollerblade tattoo.
Blade NZ: April 2014 Update
24/04/2014 at 5:00 PM