The format will allow the viewers to feel as if they are part of the conversation. The setting will be a very warm and easy environment with multiple cameras covering the conversation as it happens.
The conversation would naturally traverse all the human feelings and physical dilemmas possible that adventurers face; from the physical environment to the emotional side of extreme endeavors, the spiritual significance, and the mental fortitude necessary to finish the trip.
Each explorer will tell the stories, anecdotes, jokes?etc. of their adventures. Of course, no one person will dominate the evening. Scientists, camera people, guides, various and sundry who accompany different excursions also have a turn at describing the highlights of their adventure.
The host will masterfully guide the conversation so that it feels like exactly that, a conversation. Informality is the key, IE: the waiter taking food and drink orders may well make it into the final cut of the show.
We have moments where explorers tell us who they are inspired by, who they emulate and why. What their sense of adventure means within the context of their family, friends and colleagues. So we cover the history of other magnificent achievements as well.
In the end, result, we expect the experience to be greater than the sum of its parts. The explorers will give, and also gain from each other. The audience will feel connected and included in the lives of many they will know, and many they will come to know.
Adventurer, Explorer, Motivational speaker, Team trainer, Author, Photographer and film producer. Pat Falvey is Ireland's leading team trainer and motivational speaker as well as being a world-renowned adventurer and explorer. His achievements to date are an inspiration to all.
Pat has over 62 high adventurers completed around the world to his credit. He is the only person in the world to have completed the Seven Summits challenge twice, including climbing Mount Everest from both Nepal and Tibet as well as walking/skiing to the South Pole and traversing Greenland. He also led the 1st Irish team to complete an oxygen-less ascent on an 8000 meter peak in 1998, into an area know to climbers as The Death Zone, on the sixth highest mountain in the world, Cho-Oyu.
Pat has a charismatic personality and is a natural story teller. His resume of adventure immediately buys the respect of anyone who finds him/herself sitting at the same table. For more on Pat, please go to www.patfalvey.com or www.beyondendurance.ie
The location will be informal, allowing conversation to flow freely. Due to the scope of the series, the same type of location must be available anywhere in the world. We plan on shooting at high-end, quiet restaurants that meet the requirements of the shoot. The restaurant will in return get exposure within the credits and an exterior shot in the opening credits of that particular show.
URBAN BREW STUDIOS- Based in Johannesburg, yet beaming out into the world, Urban Brew has been serving the continent of Africa for more than 10 years, consistently producing over twenty hours of television a week for the national broadcaster. Game Shows, Talk Shows, Kids programming, Documentaries...the works.
With offices in East, West and South Africa, Urban Brew has been able to influence millions of Africans in the production arena of television and film. A major training facility, Urban Brew supports Soweto TV, and is currently training the personnel and setting up the station for South Sudan TV.
SWITCHVERT - is an ideas/production house based in Washington DC and Jo-burg South Africa. We are all about telling the story. Our work literally spans the globe with projects in the last two years crossing 5 continents.
Over the past few years we have focused on commercials, documentaries and television. Our work is as diverse as it sounds. In South Africa we have worked on both sitcom and magazine TV programs, bringing each show to a primetime audience. Our documentaries were shot in Antarctica, Haiti, South America, the US and sub-Saharan Africa. We have shot over 40 commercials with USAID in Nigeria, Zambia, Haiti and Mozambique.
More recently Switchvert has moved into the realm of Feature Film. In mid 2009 we are set to begin principal photography on our very own 'Formula'.