Mount Everest + Rhinos | Documentary Idea
by Richard Smith
(Canada, Stony Plain)
I have two passions in life; animal awareness and the dream and aspiration to climb Everest.
My idea for a documentary is to climb Mt. Everest in 2016 and use the state of the GoPro cam to document every step of the climb, literally. The climax will be the live telephone broadcast from the summit once/if reached. The idea here is to produce a documentary that documents the daily climb and struggle people face while climbing Everest; not just the summit push. The ultimate aim is to take people on a ride of al lifetime as they follow a multiple part documentary covering every single aspect one could imagine when climbing this mountain.
So how does animal awareness come in to it? I will be making this climb on behalf of, and with the desire to bring awareness to the plight of the rhinos. At the end of each day, I will plug why we must save the rhinos, and the issues they face.
One problem I face is that although I have the desire to climb Everest, I know nothing about media. So am currently looking for someone who is in the media field, or media studies that wants to help make this documentary with me.
The other issue I face here is funding, I am actively looking for funding, as Everest is not cheap. This doesn’t mean I am simply looking for money to fulfill my dream; I am currently saving as much as I am able on my own.
So right now I am stuck in limbo, I have this idea, but without a partner in media to help make it, as well as the lack of financial sponsorship.