I'm a 27 year old film-maker with a passion for travels, always after new projects. I'm also passionate about the human being and his capacity to adapt to any situation. In my work I try to expose our limits and fears but also understand what makes us such risk-takers. Through my project I wish to do the same by putting myself out of my comfort zone : I've always been afraid of open water. Follow me and support me through this epic journey and discover your own limits!
Floating from Cabo Verde to Barbados, the Lucky IV (36 feet) adds a new member to the 2 people sailing team. With no experience whatsoever on the ocean, little/no knowledge about navigation and a natural fear of open water, Mehdi will take you through the joy and suffering and the human challenge of spending 20 days on a boat with strangers!
We will be leaving Sao Vicente on the 2nd of january, departing for a 20 day adventure all the way to Barbados. I will have to learn how to sail in 1 or 2 days in order to be able to manage the boat so everyone can get their rest.
30/12: Take-off from Paris
31/12: Arrive at Sao Vicente, Mindelo, Cabo Verde
22/01: Provisional arrival atBarbades
26/01: Take-off from Bridgetown to Paris
30/01 - 03/02: Rough assembly
08/02: Teaser sent to KissBankers
25/02 : Posters sent
Février -Mars : Editing
15/03: Custoomized photo album sent
Avril: Final product sent to KissBankers
Allocation of funds
Each and every one of us has their fears and anxieties and many of us dream of being finally able to face those limits in order to change, evolve, be better, stronger. The goal of this project is to take one of those fears, shared or at least understood by many, and break down the different steps a human being goes through when taking on such a challenge. I'm a 27 year old film-maker who has always been afraid of open water and i'm going to sail across the Atlantic with 2 people I have never met.
One of the goals of the film is for everyone to be able to identify themselves with the character and the situation. The other is to have a clearer picture of what life is like during a 2800 mile Atlantic crossing: how does one evolve? how do human relations adapt to the environment? how do we face physical and moral extremes?
How is this project different?
There are many stories and documentaries about sailing but none which take real interest in the profound human reaction. There will be no stage play, no dramatization and no censoring, everything I will go through you will with me.
With 3000€ we will be able to cover the travel and equipment expenses allowing us to focus our energy on post production and distribution once the shooting is done.
An extra 1500€ will enable us to translate the project and publish an English version of the film, making it available to all of you!
DJI OSMO: 585€
DJI Harnais: 70 €
2 x DD Externe 1T Storeva: 218€
4 X Micro SD SANDISK EXTREME PLUS 32G :144€
Micro RODE: 115€
GO PRO Accessories: 85€
Equipment Insurance: 250€
Jacket Tribord: 95€
Tribord waterproof pants: 25€
On board expenses: 200€
Paris-Sao Vicente + Baggage: 355€
Securitymargin 10 % = 273€