Hello anyone reading this,
My name is Matthew Reate and I am a freshmen in college in San Diego California. I am a media communications major which means I want to be a director. Recently I started to notice something about comedy movies, many roadtrip comedies do great in the box office. People love them. Which made me think why? Because of all the different unique things that can happen any minute. I wanted to make one, but unfortuantley I am not great at writing comedy for film. I am however pretty good at documentaries. I started thinking, where should I go? Who should I go with? How am I going to get there? Answers: Vanburen Maine, three other college guys, a pick up truck. Since i live in the bottom left hand corner of the united states it only seemed natural to go as far as I could, which is the Van buren Maine, the top right hand corner. Four college guys are bound to make a trip interesting and especially if we rough it in a car. So thats the plan. Make a documentary about our trip from the bottom left to the top right corners of our country and back. One way going along the bottom, coming back through the top. The only question is, has this ever been done before? Im crunching numbers and it seems like each of us is going to need 1k saved up for the trip to be a success. Let me also tell you that were only staying in a hotel twice, the other 24 days are going to be either somewhere random or in a campgorund. Somehow the trip got named "Project Mango", sounds like a teen flick cliche to me, nameing anything with the word "project" but hell it stuck. The mango part I have no clue, I think it just sounded good. We need your help, we need suggestions on gas money, food money, extra expenditures. Please understand that we are not rich college students, but have the desire to still explore this great land. Thanks for reading if you got this far down the page.