Story and Grit I

Great stories happen to those that can tell them. -Ira Glass


We'll meet in Lima, Peru to begin our intensive film and expedition workshops. For the first four days of our trip, you'll have the opportunity to capture the feel of life in Lima and stories of the British Fire Brigade Victoria 8 or stories within Villa Maria. We will then travel from Lima to Cusco to continue the workshops with an emphasis on expedition training that will involve basic medical training, hints, and tips for life on expeditions. You'll have the opportunity to work on new stories that affect the people of Cusco: mountain rescue, local life, non-governmental organizations, and local issues.

We will leave the mountains, descend down to the Amazon Jungle and into the Manu Biosphere Reserve which is located in the Madre de Dios Region. On arrival, we will start to immerse ourselves in jungle living and the sights and sounds of the Amazon. We will have the company of our indigenous guides to teach us not only how to survive but to thrive in this environment. From river crossings, flora and fauna recognition, campsite selection, water purification, fire-starting techniques to cooking, there will be plenty of opportunities to develop your filmmaking techniques in a new environment with new stories.

We will make our way back to Cusco and then trek two days to Machu Picchu for extra scenic footage and reflection on the trip. We'll return to Cusco by train and celebrate the trip and all that was learned.

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Story Development Artistic Approach
Research Equipment Breakdowns
Permits and Laws Directing
Cinematography Sound Recording
Media Backup Packing Gear
Media Storage Sound Design
Editing Techniques Distribution & Film Festivals
Mountain & Jungle Navigation Orienteering
Topographical Map reading Medical and Survival Techniques
Basic First Aid knowledge Backcountry Craft
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Ground/Internal Air Transportation during itinerary Travel to and from expedition start location
4040 Adventure Guides Personal Travel Insurance
Tent and group cooking gear Personal Equipment (See Kit list on Itinerary)
Itinerary Park Fees Any Unforeseen increase in park fees
Adventure Experiences in Itinerary Any additional costs associated with leaving the expedition early
Scheduled Accomodation Nights – Double occupancy Whiskey! Or any other adult libations on trip
All Meals detailed in itinerary
All training and programs scheduled in Itinerary
Personal, Community, and Cultural Intangibles!

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Season Summer 2019
Dates July 5th – 26th
Length 21 days
Location Peru
Cost $7,600 pp
External Airfare Not Included
Purpose Adventure Filmmaking
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A perfect combination of physical, mental, and emotional challenge. There are few things and moments in life that challenge all of these at once, but 40/40 adventures accomplishes it perfectly. They literally are the only guides or group that I have been on where the only requirement is that I just show up. They made the trip easy to go but then were able to challenge me when I got there. It was an amazing experience!

Jimmy Williams

Mt. Harvard and Buena Vista, Colorado