What’s it like to spend 394 days crossing the Great Plains – from Canada to Mexico – in a 21-square foot, solar powered, one mule wagon?
Hi. I’m film maker Bernie Harberts. The Lost Sea Expedition Public TV series is about my 14 month wagon voyage across America. I filmed the whole voyage right out of my wagon. The series has been selected to premier on Rocky Mountain PBS. It addresses the important issues of our time about water, automation and the depopulation of the Great Plains. There’s plenty of adventure, too, like exploring a vanished sea with a mule and how (not) to move a rattlesnake with a buggy whip. Here’s more about the series.
Want to help out? Be bold. Hit that yellow “Donate” button. We’ll help you take care of the rest.
You know it’s a good party when the film maker (me) leaves the movie’s premier party without any photos. Thanks party hosts Will and Deni McIntyre and Wendy Hamil for the the Lost Sea Expedition premiere party pics! Plenty more snaps and the story right here. Continue reading “Behind the Premiere Party”
Cheers! A Lost Sea-sized thank you to Will and Deni McIntyre for hosting the Lost Sea Expedition premiere party this weekend at their studio/home/farm in Hendersonville, NC. PBS producers Will and Deni have been with me from step one (choosing movie cameras) to this latest round of decisions (Pabst Blue Ribbon or Chardonnay?). The Lost Sea Expedition premiers this January on Rocky Mountain PBS (Colorado). You’ll be able to check it out on DVD and online shortly after.
Missing some cash? The Lost Sea Expedition fundraiser has gone viral among dogs and they’ve been making unusually large number of cash donations. Please advise your pooch that what he/she heard about mule Polly sending them a premium (aka, mule apple, grass pie, manure) is purely rumor.
Okay, I’m kidding! But we sure appreciate everyone who’s helping us finish the fundraiser strong. You – and your pet – can still make a donation right here. Or just hit that yellow button.
Pets everywhere will thank you. Plus we’ll hook you up with a link to stream the series after it debuts.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be swallowed by a sea monster? Yeah, that’s the stuff I wondered about as mule Polly and I walked day after week after month across the Great Plains on the Lost Sea Expedition.
Hey June, here’s your Thank You note straight from mule Polly’s lips….er, muzzle! Your donation paid for a minute of audio engineering on the TV series. Try as we might, there are just some things we can’t make right with duct tape (and that’s a good thing…).
Let’s pull the cork on that bottle of Hungarian Tokaji aszu you’ve been hoarding. This morning CuChullaine O’Reilly of The Long Riders’ Guild informs me his article on the Lost Sea Expedition has been published in the Hungarian equestrian magazine Lovas Nemzet. This brings back stormy memories of my youth, Hungary, wine and my mom.
Hurricanes and production deadlines don’t mix. We’ve been busy here at LostSeaExpediton.com headquarters wrapping up the series for Rocky Mountain PBS. So when we heard Hurricane Irma had taken sights on our western North Carolina property, closed captioning gave way to cutting water bars. Yes, even mule Polly pitched in carrying a chain saw up the mountain. We got lucky. We escaped major damage from Hurricane Irma. Polly’s gone back to grazing. I’m back final edits.
You know how Ralph Lauren and Viking River Cruises underwrite Downton Abbey? In exchange, they get to put their message on Public TV every time Downton Abbey airs. Well, here’s a chance for you – or a company, foundation or organization you know – to get an on screen mention on Rocky Mountain PBS (Colorado) as a Lost Sea Expedition underwriter. You’d be helping the series out and in exchange, your message would get in front of all those high quality Rocky Mountain PBS viewers. We’re talking lots of high quality exposure for less than the price of one of those Ralph Lauren ball gowns. Okay, a LOT less…
I’ve been awfully quiet online these past weeks. That’s because the big push is on to get the Lost Sea Expedition TV series turned in to to Rocky Mountain PBS. These days, I’ve traded in my Mule Skinner hat for my Audio Engineer, Colorist, Animal Handler and Insurance Agent hats. Okay, I don’t have an Insurance Agent hat. But that figure of speech sure brings back memories of some of the great hats I found folks wearing out there on the dusty Lost Sea. Here’s a look at a few of them. Continue reading “The Hats They Wore”