“Escape to Pacific” – The Marine Wildlife Conservation Project aimed at exploring and observing the ocean in the Pacific.
– A unique television series, online films and a feature-length documentary for distribution to cinemas from the whole adventure
– The voyage by Lagoon 55 catamaran from France to the Pacific
– Five seasons – on five archipelagos in Melanesia in the Pacific
– Video clips in 360 and 180 degrees for virtual reality (VR)
– Escape to Nature video channel on YouTube
– Documentary series in 4K resolution
– Virtual reality, metaverse, virtual gallery, NFTs, short 360-degree and 180-degree videos, photos and project presentations in VR (via OCULUS Quest 2 virtual glasses or others).
Location and Focus
We focus on monitoring the impacts of climate changes on marine life and ocean pollution. Currently, the world is experiencing the most significant loss of biodiversity on our planet. We plan to work with conservation organisations, marine biologists, and scientists to research and monitor these adverse effects on marine life and Nature in the remote Melanesia archipelagos (part of the Pacific).
We have divided this unique project into five seasons. Each of the seasons is focused on one archipelago. There will be three film episodes for television from each archipelago and one feature film at the end of the project.
The project campaign began in the summer of 2021
Filming period of five seasons – from the end of 2022 to the end of 2027
- The voyage from French Bordeaux to Papua New Guinea – November 2022
- Papua New Guinea – First season (three episodes) … 2023
- Solomon Islands – Second season (three episodes) … 2024
- Vanuatu – Third season (three episodes) … 2025
- New Caledonia – Fourth season (three episodes) … 2026
- Fiji – Fifth season (three episodes) … 2027
Pitch of the project:Escape_to_Pacific_Eng
The start of the filming – The voyage from France to Gran Canaria, continuing across the Atlantic for a few weeks to the Caribbean islands, with a stop in Miami, Florida, continues through the Panama Canal to the Pacific to the Galapagos, across the part of the Pacific to Marquesas, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Tonga and Melanesia.
The first season of the Melanesia – Papua New Guinea
We are currently experiencing the most significant loss of biodiversity on our planet. There is not much time left for change, and there is a need to intervene politically, economically, and ecologically on a global scale. Therefore, it is time for each of us to make a crucial decision on how to contribute to and support the increase in climate literacy and raise awareness of the effects of climate change among people of all generations. Our unique documentary series will focus on our civilisation’s actions that significantly impact marine life and ocean pollution.
Our goal is to support changes in people’s attitudes and behaviour, especially during the filming of our planet’s true beauty. We will contribute to protecting our oceans, coral reefs, and marine life through our movies, stories and researchers. The international catamaran crew consists of experienced marine biologists and diving instructors who are part of the team of this unique expedition.
With over a decade of experience in documentary production for TV broadcasting, we are now in an ideal position to embark on this challenging project. We are experts in filming underwater and using drones for aerial filming. Our work has been recognised with hundred awards at international film festivals in Europe and the USA.
We will film and live aboard the catamaran, where we will spend at least eight months a year. This way, we will have a better chance to capture a time-lapse on specific destinations and observe changes in the environment and behaviour of animals throughout the year.
Throughout the filming, one or two of the cabins of the Lagoon 55 catamaran will be available for people/investors interested in personal participation in the project:
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Escape to Nature is an independent film and photography production that ensures all filmmaking and production costs from its resources. However, there is a co-production with TV Channels. Therefore, most of the budget is still dependent on external sources and our partners, sponsors, and investors’ support.
The longstanding catamaran usage during shooting documentary films in exotic destinations (8 months a year) guarantees better quality content for project parts, as it can provide accommodation and a safe base for the Escape to Nature team. Moreover, continuous stay on the catamaran of the whole team will allow us more flexibility of movement, self-sufficiency, and selection of locations for shooting according to our current needs.
We are gradually establishing contacts and cooperating with marine biologists and foundations to protect the oceans and underwater life in connection with our project.
- We are honoured that Lagoon, a catamaran manufacturer, is one of the main partners. We will cooperate closely with Club Lagoon and its members on exciting events in the Pacific. The project and collaboration between Lagoon and Escape to Nature was officially unveiled on 8th September 2021 at the Cannes Yachting Festival – the largest boat fair in Europe.
- Another important partner of our project is MARES, a producer of professional scuba gear who will support us throughout the project in the Pacific.
- We continue the long-term close cooperation with the Canon brand. We have been using photo cameras, film cameras, and lenses for more than two decades.
VR – Virtual Reality
We have established close cooperation with the Victoria VR team, one of the best in the world for processing and connecting physical reality, the Internet, virtual reality, and augmented reality – the so-called METAVERSE. We offer disabled people (children) and bedridden people to the underwater world and invite them to spend time with the film crew aboard a catamaran. We will deliver the possibility of having the most amazing experiences and feelings that they will be there with us using the VR glasses (Oculus). Currently, The NFT Gallery is active, where there are not only our large-format photos and trailers for the upcoming project but also a game that, if you master, you will walk through the door to other spaces in Metaverse.
Join a long and exciting journey on the expedition catamaran in the Pacific with the new documentary series’s creators. Enjoy the underwater world in untouched places and learn about its miraculous life. Learn from scientists how to protect the biggest world treasure – the ocean. You can take on VR glasses and experience the learning adventure with us anywhere in the world.
Investment Opportunity & Stay aboard the Catamaran – We offer many benefits to partners and sponsors of our upcoming Escape to Pacific project. You have the opportunity to support a unique and meaningful conservation project aimed at marine wildlife, coral reefs, and their monitoring. We will record the effects of climate change and ocean warming on the underwater world’s quality and the ocean. Come and take part in the shooting in person, stay a few days on the catamaran with our team, and have a stable yield in euros for five years. Become an investor, project partner, or member of the Escape to Nature team at the same time. During the project, we will explore unknown places in this Pacific part of our planet.
Support the project – We look forward to future partners and sponsors interested in supporting this unique project to protect untouched Nature and Marine Wildlife. Send us an e-mail, click on the “Donations” page or support the Project in any amount right now by clicking on the banner below:
Independence during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and other global health crises of our time – the important notice for partners and investors:
Our project is not and will not be endangered in the event of the continuation of the disease with coronavirus (Covid-19), as our team will move in isolation from civilisation aboard our catamaran. The catamaran will be equipped so that we are not dependent on mooring in ports. The devices will produce our energy using solar panels and generators. We will be independent and eliminate frequent marina stops to refill water tanks. We will produce clean, fresh drinking water from seawater. A Watermaker desalination system treats virtually any seawater source into fresh, safe water, which can be used for drinking, bathing, food preparation, deck and exterior wash-downs, and various other uses.
We will regularly provide images and short video clips for free use. This content will be shared free of charge with all partners, sponsors, and those who support us and contribute any amount as a donation to our project. In addition, we are preparing our broadcast internet channel with a connection to social networks, where you will be able to get regularly the latest information from the filming with the possibility of participating in discussions.