Spin the Globe Project

is creating "The Giving Journey"- A Documentary Exploring Eco & Voluntourism

8

patrons

$125

per month
WHAT IS “THE GIVING JOURNEY”?

Click Here to Watch The Giving Journey Trailer

The Giving Journey is a travel documentary (series) exploring ecotourism and responsible voluntourism as a means of making travel more meaningful and affordable.

The Basics:
  • 3 countries (Belize, Guatemala, and Costa Rica)
  • 2 and a half months (May- July 2018)
  • Using WWOOF and Workaway to find responsible volunteer opportunities
  • Staying in ecolodges that practice sustainability principles
  • Taking tours that promote and encompass conservation and social responsibility
  • 10% of profits from the completed documentary will go to grassroots non-profit organizations

We filmed everything on a 70-day backpacking trip around Central America, explored the possibilities of responsible voluntourism and ecotourism first hand, and collected interviews and perspectives from various people we met along the way.

Voluntourism
We volunteered our time and skills in various projects, from organic farming to multimedia/marketing services in exchange for accommodation and meals with local hosts.

We used WWOOF and Workaway to find responsible volunteer projects suited to our skills. Both organizations are networks that connect volunteers with opportunities to contribute to the places they travel, while offering the benefits of homestays and cultural exchanges.

**We believe that giving is a two-way street and can be a symbiotic intercultural exchange when done responsibly and respectfully.**

Ecotourism
We did our best to lower our negative impact on the environments and communities we traveled to by staying in eco-lodges, taking tours that encompass sustainability principles, and promoting marine conversation.


WHO ARE WE?



Anna is a nomadic storyteller, who has traveled to 50+ countries, backpacked around 6 continents and lived on 5. Along the way, she collected degrees in Sustainability, Global Health, and International Development and tried on job titles like English Teacher, Executive Assistant, and Project Support Officer. No matter what job title she assumes, she aims to contribute something meaningful to the world.

Skyler is an entrepreneur and an avid nature and adventure junkie. He is most in his element when living life on the edge, whether it be climbing the face of a mountain or biking down the side of one. He graduated with his degree in Communication from Arizona State University and is eager to put his interpersonal communication skills to use while exploring the possibilities of genuine human connections while traveling. 

**After this documentary was filmed, Skyler and I broke up. I (Anna) will be editing the film myself now.**


WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon is a crowd-funding platform that allows people to directly support creators they believe in! You can pledge as little or as much as you can afford (starting at $1/month).


WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN ME ON PATREON

All of my patrons will have early access to the documentary when it's finished, and receive various other rewards depending on how much you pledge.


WHAT I WILL DO WITH YOUR MONEY

Even though we saved money in every possible way during production, I still need your help with post-production costs. This is what I still have to fund:
  • Paid translator to help with editing interviews with locals in Guatemala 
  • Buying the rights to music for the documentary
  • Sound mixing in the final editing stages

10% of profits from the finished documentary will go to non-profit organizations with sustainable projects in the communities visited while filming



The Giving Journey Premiere: Fall 2019

If you're still reading this and you're on board- YOU ARE AMAZING!

Please feel free to choose whichever pledge amount you can afford -starting at only $1/month! 

I look forward to connecting with you on this journey!

Love,
Anna
Tiers
Join the Journey
$1 or more per month

Support "The Giving Journey" by joining me on Patreon!


$1 contributors will be rewarded with:

  • Early access to the documentary
  • Behind the scenes information, footage, and interviews
  • My genuine gratitude :)
Social Media Love
$3 or more per month

I am optimistic that the documentary will be worth your time and contribution. In the meantime, Let's become friends on social media to solidify our new friendship!


Rewards: 

  • I will follow you on 2 social media platforms of your choosing (don't forget to send a message with your usernames and social media details when you sign up if you would like me to follow you)


*includes all rewards from previous tiers

Let's be Pen Pals!
$5 or more per month

Let's become pen pals!


Rewards: 

  • You will receive a postcard from me (you are welcome to send a letter or postcard back- I love getting snail mail)




*includes all rewards from previous tiers

Join the Journey (LIVE)!
$10 or more per month

Join my live streams to get to know me a little better!


Rewards:


  • Access to a private live stream with me (once per month)


*includes all rewards from previous tiers

Contribute and Chat
$20 or more per month

Contribute to "The Giving Journey" and let's chat privately!


Rewards:


  • A Private Q+A Phone Call or Skype Call -where you can ask me/tell me anything (e.g. questions about van life or international travel, we can discuss your dreams and aspirations, or even debate politics)
  • A shout out on one of my YouTube videos at Youtube.com/AnnaFrench
  • A contributor mention in the credits of the documentary


*includes all rewards from previous tiers

Future Friends & Advisors
$50 or more per month

Get involved through access to behind the scenes information, decisions, and help choose the topics explored in the documentary. 


Rewards:


  • Once per month check-in call (during and post production from May to December) to discuss the progress and direction of "The Giving Journey"
  • Unlimited email communications with me throughout the journey (Wifi permitting)


*includes all rewards from previous tiers

Angel Investors
$100 or more per month

Become an angel investor and partner!


Rewards:


  • A meet up in person to solidify our partnership (I will come to you if you are anywhere in the United States)
  • A partnership mention in the documentary
  • A partnership mention on my website www.spintheglobeproject.com and other social media platforms 
  • My eternal gratitude


*includes all rewards from previous tiers

Goals
$125 of $500 per month
10% of everything earned over $2,000 total (to cover the cost of production) will go directly to grassroots projects in Central America.

The charitable contribution will be in the form of well-researched donations to grassroots and sustainable non-profit organizations in Central America, which I will disclose to our Patreons and allow them to vote on.
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WHAT IS “THE GIVING JOURNEY”?

Click Here to Watch The Giving Journey Trailer

The Giving Journey is a travel documentary (series) exploring ecotourism and responsible voluntourism as a means of making travel more meaningful and affordable.

The Basics:
  • 3 countries (Belize, Guatemala, and Costa Rica)
  • 2 and a half months (May- July 2018)
  • Using WWOOF and Workaway to find responsible volunteer opportunities
  • Staying in ecolodges that practice sustainability principles
  • Taking tours that promote and encompass conservation and social responsibility
  • 10% of profits from the completed documentary will go to grassroots non-profit organizations

We filmed everything on a 70-day backpacking trip around Central America, explored the possibilities of responsible voluntourism and ecotourism first hand, and collected interviews and perspectives from various people we met along the way.

Voluntourism
We volunteered our time and skills in various projects, from organic farming to multimedia/marketing services in exchange for accommodation and meals with local hosts.

We used WWOOF and Workaway to find responsible volunteer projects suited to our skills. Both organizations are networks that connect volunteers with opportunities to contribute to the places they travel, while offering the benefits of homestays and cultural exchanges.

**We believe that giving is a two-way street and can be a symbiotic intercultural exchange when done responsibly and respectfully.**

Ecotourism
We did our best to lower our negative impact on the environments and communities we traveled to by staying in eco-lodges, taking tours that encompass sustainability principles, and promoting marine conversation.


WHO ARE WE?



Anna is a nomadic storyteller, who has traveled to 50+ countries, backpacked around 6 continents and lived on 5. Along the way, she collected degrees in Sustainability, Global Health, and International Development and tried on job titles like English Teacher, Executive Assistant, and Project Support Officer. No matter what job title she assumes, she aims to contribute something meaningful to the world.

Skyler is an entrepreneur and an avid nature and adventure junkie. He is most in his element when living life on the edge, whether it be climbing the face of a mountain or biking down the side of one. He graduated with his degree in Communication from Arizona State University and is eager to put his interpersonal communication skills to use while exploring the possibilities of genuine human connections while traveling. 

**After this documentary was filmed, Skyler and I broke up. I (Anna) will be editing the film myself now.**


WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon is a crowd-funding platform that allows people to directly support creators they believe in! You can pledge as little or as much as you can afford (starting at $1/month).


WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN ME ON PATREON

All of my patrons will have early access to the documentary when it's finished, and receive various other rewards depending on how much you pledge.


WHAT I WILL DO WITH YOUR MONEY

Even though we saved money in every possible way during production, I still need your help with post-production costs. This is what I still have to fund:
  • Paid translator to help with editing interviews with locals in Guatemala 
  • Buying the rights to music for the documentary
  • Sound mixing in the final editing stages

10% of profits from the finished documentary will go to non-profit organizations with sustainable projects in the communities visited while filming



The Giving Journey Premiere: Fall 2019

If you're still reading this and you're on board- YOU ARE AMAZING!

Please feel free to choose whichever pledge amount you can afford -starting at only $1/month! 

I look forward to connecting with you on this journey!

Love,
Anna

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Tiers
Join the Journey
$1 or more per month

Support "The Giving Journey" by joining me on Patreon!


$1 contributors will be rewarded with:

  • Early access to the documentary
  • Behind the scenes information, footage, and interviews
  • My genuine gratitude :)
Social Media Love
$3 or more per month

I am optimistic that the documentary will be worth your time and contribution. In the meantime, Let's become friends on social media to solidify our new friendship!


Rewards: 

  • I will follow you on 2 social media platforms of your choosing (don't forget to send a message with your usernames and social media details when you sign up if you would like me to follow you)


*includes all rewards from previous tiers

Let's be Pen Pals!
$5 or more per month

Let's become pen pals!


Rewards: 

  • You will receive a postcard from me (you are welcome to send a letter or postcard back- I love getting snail mail)




*includes all rewards from previous tiers

Join the Journey (LIVE)!
$10 or more per month

Join my live streams to get to know me a little better!


Rewards:


  • Access to a private live stream with me (once per month)


*includes all rewards from previous tiers

Contribute and Chat
$20 or more per month

Contribute to "The Giving Journey" and let's chat privately!


Rewards:


  • A Private Q+A Phone Call or Skype Call -where you can ask me/tell me anything (e.g. questions about van life or international travel, we can discuss your dreams and aspirations, or even debate politics)
  • A shout out on one of my YouTube videos at Youtube.com/AnnaFrench
  • A contributor mention in the credits of the documentary


*includes all rewards from previous tiers

Future Friends & Advisors
$50 or more per month

Get involved through access to behind the scenes information, decisions, and help choose the topics explored in the documentary. 


Rewards:


  • Once per month check-in call (during and post production from May to December) to discuss the progress and direction of "The Giving Journey"
  • Unlimited email communications with me throughout the journey (Wifi permitting)


*includes all rewards from previous tiers

Angel Investors
$100 or more per month

Become an angel investor and partner!


Rewards:


  • A meet up in person to solidify our partnership (I will come to you if you are anywhere in the United States)
  • A partnership mention in the documentary
  • A partnership mention on my website www.spintheglobeproject.com and other social media platforms 
  • My eternal gratitude


*includes all rewards from previous tiers