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Who gets to go?
This is the most powerful question yet. There is only room for 124 people on the ship. So the founders have built a voyage that can take everyone at once. The entire voyage will be streamed live from the ship for the full 15 days. Viewers from all over the Earth will be able to travel with us, without the high seas and driving wet winds. So, the voyagers, but literal and virtual, will be as follows:
- 100 experts, film makers, and managers
- Qualifying contributors
- 40 million viewers streaming video on SciSpi.TV
What we need and what you get.
The project needs $2.5 million to take place. We need to make a $700 thousand deposit as soon as possible, and the rest will be raised by benefactors during the Spring of 2013 and possibly recovered through the commercial participation in the film. This Funding Project will raise the deposit for the ship charter.
The following is a set of rewards for contributions at certain levels for the Project:
We are offering a chance for a few visionary investors to participate in what may be the Greatest Expedition of all time. There will be risk, adventure, and hopefully a very satisfying scientific and economic return. For many centuries people have been fascinated with the prospect that the Earth might be hollow. In the 1600’s Edmund Halley put his formidable scientific credibility behind the idea. Many others have done their best to tell the story, including Jules Verne. Although he was a fiction writer, Mr. Verne might be the single most important inspiration behind the entire NASA effort to reach the Moon in 1969. But after all this history, no one has actually gone to the North Pole regions to investigate the theory that there may be an opening in the crust to an interior void of the planet.
There are three sponsorship levels:
You may review the business plan and proforma here.
Please send sponsorship inquiries to: Dr. Brooks Agnew.
It is estimated that a minimum of $3,500,000 will be needed to conduct this history-making voyage. The data collected will fill universities for decades. The film will attract and amaze tens of millions of viewers for a genration. The awakening from learning about this new Earth frontier may change the planet forever.
The following is a preliminary general breakdown of the expenses needed to complete the development and production of the five documentaries and the voyage:
- 5 Documentary development budget** $45,000
- 10-Day Ship Charter (125 people food, lodging) $3,500,000
- Logistics/equipment transfer from NY and London to Murmansk - $150,000 +
- Productions through post - $4,000,000 +
- Incidental expenses, fees, taxes, visas, and tariffs - $50,000
- Administration - $200,000 +
- Total (estimate) $6,945,000
** 5 Documentary Development Budget:
- Budgets for 5 docs $10,000
- Expedition Budget: $5,000
- Legal $15,000
- Accounting $2,000
- Expenses (travel, etc.) $20,000
- Arctic Consultant 2,000
- Business Plan $5,000
- Management $50,000
- Total (estimate) $109,000
A deposit of $1,000,000 must be paid to secure the ship charter. Your donations are critical to this objective. Spread the word. It only takes a few pennies per person to make this happen.
It is proposed that the company finance the Expedition through subscriptions to the TV Channel. It will take about 500 thousans subscriptions to finance the Expedition. There will be differernt levels of subscription to allow access to the four channels that will be broadcast 24 hours a day for the full expedition, as well as the process of organizing and launching the venture.
The augmentation of these funds by investors and corporate sponsors who would substantially benefit from sponsorship and product placement is a primary focus.
The following companies have been contacted for sponsorships, and/or grants:
- North Face
- Conagra Foods
- Sharper Image
- Delta Airlines
- Alaska Airlines
- Miller Brewing Company
- Vision Motor Cars
We strongly believe that once the development of the documentaries is funded, some of these sponsors as well as a studio and investors will come on board to support the project through funding and product placement, thus securing their unique branding and completing the funding of the Expedition and documentaries. Angels are also welcome and appreciated.
They may donate through our non-profit Foundation.
This has never been done before. It is dangerous, and there may be injuries. There is no resupply ship, and there is no rescue possible if things go wrong. The film and data collected may never be duplicated by any civilian venture.
The founders and millions of the NPIEE enthusiasts believe there is a discovery that may change the world forever somewhere hidden in the unexplored seas of the Arctic. Whatever we see, you will see, and has never before been seen by anyone, ever. We strongly believe that we are meant to be part of this adventure, and that now is the time for this to happen. We also believe that if it does not happen now, it may never happen. And we believe that this is the way it was supposed to be, with thousands of you being involved in the actual project. You need to be part of this historic venture.
What else you can do
If you cannot contribute money, that’s okay. You can still help. Spread the word and tell others about this Indiegogo Project to fund the North Pole Inner Earth Expedition. Tell your friends. Post this on your facebook and Twitter accounts. Translate it into other languages and spread the word. We have 40 days. Let's work together to fund this project. Plenty of time.
Remember, everything you do will eventually affect the universe. Do it on purpose.