Filming Dakar 2009 in January?? Magic 8 Ball says: ‘reply hazy, try again’
You REALLY want to know what’s going on for Dakar 2009 right now? One film girl from Vancouver / Calgary and her one last shot… at The Dakar Rally. South America. January 2009.
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I really have no money to spare – I haven’t even looked at if I have enough for a place to stay! ha!
Give me some numbers, I am looking into everything this weekend. I need help for sure – if you know people I can stay with or travel with.
I am in Marrakesh and then hope to travel to a few points that Mark Miller mentioned and where Mitsubishi maybe training.
Most is the 2008 dakar route up till the Mauritanian border. Where we were supposed to go.
I would like to camp in the desert if it is safe. I was thinking of a camel trek? No idea prices. 4×4 would be super cool. I can’t guarantee anything will make broadcast. I have ideas, but without financial support or funding / financing – it’s over my head.
I am currently in negotiations with the ex-field producer for Versus from 2006, 2007 for a potential co-production.
There is a company here in Vancouver as well that I am meeting with next week.
MIPCOM is not far away and $$ need to be in. People (competitors and assistance) are dropping like flies. It’s not a good scene for all from last year’s project.
Morocco could be the end. I will get as far as I can, both with the film and Dakar, but we are all on our last legs.
Thanks for offering help.
Morocco from October 14th (late flight into marrakech) then latest to October 22nd – 23rd.
The rights fees for the show are high – just got them today – must negotiate with ASO or find sponsors or both. $60,000 Euro – ridiculous and higher than last year. What are they thinking? I might try Daniel Ferguson on that one.
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there you all have it. Right in the middle of it all and no more money to spare. I guess THIS is where it gets REALLY interesting… We are looking into sponsorship and funding and selling my Dakar undies to Japan to fund it. Seriously. Would be sad to stop now and I am not that attached to my cool Canadian Flag Briefs. Seriously – make me an offer… 😉
I will keep you posted over the next few weeks with the co-production offers and what teams are still in. I have some catching up to do with you all, but I was waiting till I had a different story to tell than… “soon!” Well, ‘soon’ enough, the project fate will be decided. I have no way of getting to Dakar 2009 on my own funds this year, so it is definately a different story at this point.
Thanks to everyone for your lasting support. I wouldn’t be this far without it.