GÖBEKLI TEPE TO STONEHENGE
With your help, we are going to produce a collection of films that will tell the story of the first farmers, the people who were inspired and audacious enough to express themselves in stone; to be the megalith builders.
(Although it may look like a whole film crew were involved in the teaser above, we are strictly a two-man team. It's just Michael & Rupert doing it all! The production values on display here will be the same as in the production proposed but funds raised here only go towards costs incurred by Michael & Rupert during location filming).
We are raising funds for Episode 1 right now. We will begin shooting as soon as possible after our budget goal is met. Any surplus funds will be rolled over to costs for the next episodes.
EPISODE 1. OUT OF MESOPOTAMIA* (working title)
Travel with us as we tell the story of the first farmers of Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent and their development to be the first builders - as shown at sites such as Göbekli Tepe, Karahan Tepe and Çatalhöyük.
We will show how the lure of exotic materials from the west lured early traders and prospectors across the Aegean Sea to such places as the Greek Cycladic islands and beyond, spurring the spread of Neolithic culture into the Mediterranean Sea.
Then, as an introduction to what will be the next episode of Göbekli Tepe to Stonehenge, we take you to Istanbul and the Bosporus, to show how farming spread north up the Black Sea coast and to the Danube.
Outline for following episodes as follows:
EPISODE 2: THE NEOLITHIC HEADS NORTH
Exploring the prehistoric archaeological sites of the Balkans, the Danube and the legacy of the earliest Neolithic people of Europe, the Linearbandkeramic culture.
EPISODE 3: MEDITERRANEAN MEGALITHIC EXPLOSION
What happened on Malta, Sardinia, and the other Mediterranean islands that had them birth some of the earliest and finest megalithic monuments we know of today?
EPISODE 4: ECONOMY OF THE AXEHEAD
How did materials from asa far away as the Italian Alps and the Mediterranean find their way across land and up the Atlantic seaboard to enrich and empower the great megalith builders of N.W. France and Brittany.
EPISODE 5: THE ROAD TO STONEHENGE
From the earliest settlements and tombs of the first farmers to the last hurrah on Salisbury plain of Stonehenge, what happened Britain & Ireland during all those years - in the final outpost of the Neolithic?!
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