One Way Ticket

A Digital Nomad Documentary

$20,635
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According to a recent study by Gallup, 39% of US companies allow their employees to work remotely. A study from Stanford University showed that employees who work remotely have higher productivity than their office based colleagues. Last, a study conducted in 2010 by software company Intuit, claims that by 2020, more than 40% of the US workforce will be so-called contingent workers. That’s more than 60 million people.

These numbers are just a small part of this new movement. People are starting to hit the road to explore the world, meet new people and gain inspiration because they realize the rent they are paying is ridiculous or that there is no reason to live and work in a certain set location. In short, people become digital nomads to live in an alternative way. To pursue happiness with more opportunities, adventure, and freedom.

Featuring

(Subject to change)

Anna Alboth

The Family Without Borders

Breanden Beneschott

Co-founder
Toptal

Conni Biesalski

Planet Backpack

Holly Cardew

Founder
Pixc

Aim Charoenphan

Co-founder
Hubba

Fabian Dittrich

Founder
Helpando.it

Rodolphe Dutel

Founder
Remotive

Tim Ferriss

Author
The 4-Hour Workweek

Wade Foster

Co-founder
Zapier

Joel Gascoigne

Co-founder
Buffer

David H. Hansson

Founder
Basecamp

Egor Homakov

Founder
Sakurity

Pieter Levels

Founder
Nomad List

Mark Manson

Author

Kate Kendall

Founder
CloudPeeps

Silver Keskküla

Co-founder
Teleport

Taavi Kotka

CIO
Estonian
government

Matt Mullenweg

Founder
Automattic

Derek Sivers

Carsten Sørensen

Professor
LSE

Balaji S. Srinivasan

Board Partner
a16z

Sten Tamkivi

Co-founder
Teleport

Peter Wall

Founder
Hubud

Jon Yongfook

Founder
Intellihelper

A Documentary about Digital Nomads


"You can work anywhere you have Internet, right?
So, why are you still here?"

A story about Digital Nomads' life and work,
the real story of dreams and reality

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I upload short video clips from what I've filmed on my YouTube channel, and it will show you a glimpse of this documentary



Youjin Do
Director

Hi, I am Youjin! I'm making the first documentary on digital nomads. For the last few years, I've interviewed traveling freelancers, remote workers and founders of distributed startups. I feel a revolution is happening with many people replacing the "template" life at home and instead flying out into the world, to live and work from anywhere. What kinds of social, economic, cultural factors have made it possible but also how are these factors influenced by this new generation of workers? And what is the bright and dark side of it? I want to document these stories and I need your help to make this possible.

Manuel Ebert
Director of Photography


When he’s not behind a movie camera, Manuel is an entrepreneur building and consulting on artificial intelligence. He currently lives in San Francisco, after having lived in Spain, the UK, South Africa, and Germany.

Marina Janeiko
Journalist


Marina is a UX Designer and a long term digital nomad. Originally from Latvia, Marina has spent the last six years traveling through Europe, Asia, South and North Americas working remotely and building tech products.

 

Zosia Swidlicka
Story Editor


A nomad by default, Zosia was born into a Polish emigre family in London and grew up in Germany. Her writing, photography and communications work celebrates communities around the world.

Susan Stuart
Editorial Consultant


Travel, great stories, and unforgettable experiences go together naturally for Susan. She’s an award-winning writer and filmmaker, and designer of user experiences for complex digital media.

This documentary will be out in 2016
"One Way Ticket" will be shown at select film festivals and released for free online




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