Beijing, China — On March 16 2017, Candid Pictures launched a Kickstarter campaign for Conquering Northern China, an adventure/travel series that follows the success of Conquering Southern China. In this second installment of the ‘Conquering’ series, SerpentZA and Laowhy86 will be riding through seven of China’s northern provinces on their custom hand built 125CC motorcycles.
Matthew Tye and Winston Sterzel are the two stars of the ‘Conquering’ series. These guys both run popular YouTube channels about life in China and they have a combined following of more than 300,000 subscribers. They are the perfect hosts for this authentic China adventure series. They both know the language and the culture. They don’t need translators or guides.
“Conquering Northern China is an exciting adventure/travel series that covers rural areas of China that people probably didn’t know existed,” Producer/Director Ricardo Afonso explained, “Without your help, this series wouldn’t be possible, so we really appreciate your support. We’re excited to get back on the road and can’t wait to find out what rural northern China has to offer.”
Candid Pictures has already surpassed their £35,000 funding goal. They have raised £40,676 so far, with over three weeks left to go. At the end of May, the crew will begin to document their newest journey as they travel through Shandong, Hebei, Tianjin, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia.
Conquering Southern China, Candid Picture’s first series, was self-funded and a huge success. Now they are ready to do it again, but even better. Afonso, Tye and Sterzel’s goal is to paint a picture of China ‘off the beaten path’. The funds raised during this Kickstarter campaign will go towards accommodation for the cast and crew for an entire month, a follow car and driver, gas, and gear to ensure the series is produced in the highest quality possible.
Winston Sterzel promised, “If you like travel, adventure, motorbikes, weird food and culture, you’re going to love Conquering Northern China!”
In exchange for pledging to the Kickstarter project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including their name in the credits for £4, early access to Conquering Northern China on Vimeo for £12, and more. Backers can also pledge £80 for a 30 minute Skype AMA with the talent or the creators or £400 for exclusive behind the scenes footage and their name embroidered on the same riding vest that the guys will be wearing in the show.
For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below.