Road to Oprah Quest

The Road to Oprah is our ongoing quest to ask Oprah Winfrey for $1 to help produce our film.  We began our quest in the summer of 2007 by raising funds dollar-by-dollar to buy a used school bus for $3,100 on EBay. With the help of volunteers, we then converted the bus to a bio-diesel bunk-bed filled Road to Oprah tour bus. Our online crew then helped us set up presentations in over 23 different states. The first day of our tour, our bus caught on fire on Hollywood Blvd. Luckily, Darth Vader was on board and helped save the day. We were able to get back on the road, and ended up giving presentations at Google, YouTube, universities, highschools, skate parks, art galleries, coffee shops, a veteran's home, house parties, and street corners across America. Behind our bus we pulled our credit stand caboose and sold $1 producer credits to cover travel costs. The alt-country folk band "The Evangenitals" toured with us, performing at the various stops, and writing new tunes along the way. After 1 month, 1000 new producers, and over 10,000 miles later, we finally reached Chicago on October 29th of 2007, and pulled up to Oprah's Harpo Studios. Unfortunately for us, this was the day Oprah had to go to Africa to deal with a crisis situation at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. You can't script that kind of irony.

We ended up having to drive home to get back to our day jobs. Since then, we have been editing the footage for our documentary, and also started working on a new web site based on lessons learned on the road. Fundraising during the global recession was slow, but eventually we raised enough to make our new site. Our bus still runs, and we are planning to hit the road to try again. This time, we may even call first.

Videos coming soon...

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