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The Nomad Trip | Documentary Idea (In Production)

by Nathan
(Texas)

Deep Freediving

Deep Freediving

Deep Freediving A mahi-mahi, taken freediving A grouper taken freediving A view from a lighthouse on a remote island in Mexico

The Nomad Trip is a documentary in production focusing on leaving the corporate rat-race. The vehicle is a sailboat on a circumnavigation. It's really a story about my journey: losing a father, and then getting a phone call in the middle of the night that my mother had a heart attack. I decided that night that I would leave, take my mother with me, and sail around the world - sailing, freediving, and living in harmony with the ocean.


The documentary will be split into 4 parts, each comprising a full 2 hours of footage. It will showcase the preparation - getting our lives in order, planning the trip, buying and outfitting the boat, and finally launching - through the completion of a complete circumnavigation.

The destinations will be the most remote spots on the planet - with an emphasis on nature, living off of the water, and finding harmony between ourselves and the ocean. There will be a significant amount of underwater photography/videography, as well as guest appearances by prominent marine biologists, freedivers, and adventurers.

For all of the circumnavigators - there has not been a documentary that probes into the cruising culture, the cultures of indigenous people on remote islands, and the vast diversity of marine life - all while tying it together with discussions on the future of our planet, leaving the pre-destined 9-5, and the effect of our species increasing the distance between nature and our day-to-day lives.

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Sep 13, 2013
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underwater gear NEW
by: Desktop Documentaries (Faith)

Hi Nathan, sounds like an exciting adventure! When do you and your mom head out?
Are you shooting this all yourself? If so, what equipment are you using, especially the underwater stuff?

Sep 13, 2013
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by: Nate

Hey - thanks! This trip is a ton of prep. Just setting up my life to go is going to take a few months - let alone the training, buying a boat, etc. So the planned date is 2016-17, depending.

Underwater gear is tough. I've used mostly Sony DSLR gear and GoPro's to date. I don't currently own any - my thoughts are toward something like the Sony nex7.

I've got a little blog going here www.thenomadtrip.com, hope you subscribe!

Sep 14, 2013
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inspiring NEW
by: Desktop Documentaries (Faith)

Nicely done, Nate. I just took a peak at your blog and read your entire About page. Very engaging, compelling and well written. You have an amazing story and a mind-blowing goal! You have inspired me and I'm sure you will inspire many others throughout your journey.

Nate, please DO check back here and share updates as you get closer to launching. Especially let us know your plans for shooting the documentary. I bet there's a filmmaker out there who would jump at the chance to travel with you and help document your trip (if you'd want that).

Thanks for sharing. Wishing you much success!

Sep 14, 2013
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Thanks! NEW
by: Nate

I appreciate the feedback!

I'd be very willing to have a filmmaker onboard - it seems like that would be ideal. I'm many things, but certainly not a filmmaker.

I'll check back from time to time and be sure to keep you updated... In the meantime, if you run across that elusive filmmaker - please do point them in my direction. :)

Nov 30, 2014
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STATUS REPORT NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a filmmaker looking for a documentary idea. How far along are you now?

Apr 05, 2015
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So happy you are doing this! NEW
by: Marcia


I have sailed around, crossed the Atlantic.....
Filmed in the Amazon Rainforest, with the Quandamooka People of North Stradbroke Island in Australia and many other corners of the world.
This was always a wish of mine!
I could never get it together.
I am glad you are...... I will keep following you!
How about connecting to schools and teaching kids a thing or two?

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