"This is the greatest story in the history of Facebook."
Michael McClure -- Inman News 'Top 50 Most Influential People'.
The aim of this compassionate, philanthropic challenge is to find a film production team that will ultimately produce a 70-90 minute, 'feel good', 'change the world' potentially award-winning documentary of 11 yr old Capri Everitt & the Everitt family's journey "Around the World in 80 Anthems" for orphaned/abandoned/abused children. The winning team will forever be included in the post-80 Anthems 'brand' as partners as well, including future projects . The documentary will be made after the Challenge prize is awarded.
During a 9 month period from November 2015 to August 28, 2016, they have travelled to 80 countries while their 11 year old daughter, Capri, sings the national anthem of each country in the national language (41 in total) to raise money for orphaned and abandoned children worldwide. The majority of anthems have been sung with children. Please see their website at www.80Anthems.com for more information.
It is extremely important to note absolutely NO donations were used as expenses for this journey. ALL travel costs were raised by the Everitts personally & through their own sponsorships. ALL donations go directly to SOS Children's Villages online.
There has been a frenzied global media presence throughout the entire journey. This immediately gives any film about this journey a huge, international audience ready to watch. 80 Anthems was featured on the #1 TV stations in Israel, South Africa, Philippines, Indonesia, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Luxenbourg, Bulgaria, etc... As a quick example, their Philippines story generated 1.5 million views in 24 hours on Facebook (with over 17k SHARES!): https://youtu.be/0FjidY2-7ds and the South Africa story received huge ratings, inc. shots with Nelson Mandela clips. https://youtu.be/dPd_XYeoi-A. Also, the picture featured on this web page was from the FRONT page of the Pretoria News in South Africa. They also connected with Embassies, politicians, leaders & entertainers across the globe.
This incredible story will culminate with Capri Everitt singing in Washington DC Aug. 12, 2016, in front of 40,000 people at a Washington Nationals MLB game. Her final performance will be in her home country of Canada at a Toronto Blue Jays MLB game in Toronto Aug. 26th. Both of these spectacular moments will no doubtedly ensure a picture perfect, fairytale story ending to one of the most unique, incredible family adventures ever undertaken. All of the videos completed so far are accessible on their website, Youtube channel and Bowen's Blog.
MOST importantly, and this cannot be understated, Capri has now sang with thousands of beautiful orphaned/abandoned/abused children around the world, raised tens of thousands of dollars and still has 15 countries to go. The various videos of these events and others is so incredibly moving, She eventually wants to raise $1 million in total for SOS Children's Villages International and continue for the foreseeable future.
The Everitts are not documentary film makers. But they have an incredible, extremely well documented story to tell. Most importantly, they already have a PROVEN audience. They hope documentary filmmakers can appreciate this kind of global audience and appeal. The hard part of creating thousands of photos, hundreds of videos and vast amounts of professionally filmed global media coverage has been done. Now we need to put the puzzle together for the rest of the world to see.
The Challenge Breakthrough
A 90 minute 'stand up and cheer', clap your hands, feel good, do good, documentary of the millenium.
A continued industry for Around the World in 80 Anthems to exist and thrive. More fundraising ideas. More children involved. More anthems sung. A book to be published. More passionate music created. More game changing ideas.
What You Can Do To Cause A Breakthrough
Who can participate:
The Challenge is open to all teams/collegiate teams/teams anywhere in the world. To be eligible to compete, you must comply with all the terms of the Challenge as defined in the Challenge-Specific Agreement.
Selection of Winner:
Based on the winning criteria, 1 prize will be awarded. Once awarded, the winner will be required to sign a contract with the Everitts regarding the making of the documentary, using the above rules as a guideline.
Registration and Submissions:
All Teams must be registered by 6:00PM PST on August 28, 2016 to be eligible for the prize. No registrations will be accepted after this date and no changes to Teams may be made after this date.
All Team submission materials must be submitted online on or before 6:00PM PST on August 28, 2016. No submissions will be accepted after this time. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. All submissions must be received online, via the Challenge website. Submission reporting requirements are detailed in Judging.
Challenge Guidelines are subject to change. Registered competitors will receive notification when changes are made, however, we highly encourage you to visit the Challenge Site often to review updates.