GearCommons to Select Two Crowdfunding Backers for Adventure Documentary Inspired by Sharing Economy

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BOSTON (May 6, 2015)GearCommons, a peer-to-peer gear rental company, announced today the launch of a month-long crowdfunding campaign to produce a short film to showcase how various shared economy services can be used to help get people outside. GearCommons isn’t just looking for crowdfunding backers – they’re looking for the stars of their future film.

Teaming up with adventure film production company, Cinescapes Collective (the crew filming the project), GearCommons looks to create a film that brings a unique outdoor experience to life and shows how sharing resources can make outdoor adventures more accessible than ever. GearCommons is hoping to make all of it possible through the support of a crowdfunding campaign.

By backing the campaign, supporters will be automatically entered to be a part of the story. At the end of the 30-day campaign, one of the lucky backers (and a friend) will be selected to embark on an all-expenses paid, outdoor adventure in Colorado where they will share in the experience of creating a community in the outdoor world by staying at people’s homes, borrowing their cars, and renting out their gear, all while being filmed for the documentary. Filming is expected to take place in July 2015.

“As avid outdoorsmen, we’re always looking for the next adventure and people to create those experiences with,” said Mike Brown, co-owner of GearCommons. “And with this film project, we want to highlight two friends on their shared journey to spread the word that getting outdoors can be more accessible and affordable through a peer-to-peer approach.”

Americans spend more money on getting outside than they do on gasoline, yet one of the main reasons people state as to why they don’t get outside more is the lack of access to the right gear. Thanks to companies like Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, Zipcar and RelayRides, people are doing more, seeing more and sharing more but GearCommons wants to take this premise to new heights. Since 2013, GearCommons has brought the idea of a shared economy to the outdoor industry through the company’s peer-to-peer marketplace. And now, with the ‘Share the Adventure’ film project, the company is hoping to bring change for those seeking to venture outdoors, whenever, wherever.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Mike Brown at mike@gearcommons.com or 207.299.3574.

To find out how to get involved and back the campaign, please visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/share-the-adventure-a-sharing-economy-film

Keep up to date on the progress by following @GearCommons on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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About GearCommons

GearCommons is a community of individuals and businesses who lend outdoor gear as a way to help get people outside. Despite high spending in the outdoor industry, ownership of the right gear is still a main barrier for people to get outside. Through leveraging the principles of the sharing economy, GearCommons aims to provide better access to equipment so that people can have unique outdoor experiences without needing to spend thousands of dollars upfront to buy all the right gear. Share gear. Get outside. gearcommons.com

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