Chucking It All: Working Online Around The Word

June 27, 2012

in Movie Reviews

  • SumoMe

Update, October 20, 2014. The Wireless Generation will be screening soon in 7 U.S. cities.

Laptop Computer BagEvery year plenty of folks emulate Johnny Paycheck, tell their bosses to “Take This Job and…It,” such all of the money out of their bank accounts, shoulder backpacks, and head to the airport, bound for places far away from where they’ve been spending their lives as wage slaves.

But what if you decided to cease slogging your way through commute traffic to and from the office every day, cleaned out your cubicle, packed up your socks, toothpaste, and a laptop, and set off to travel with world while still pursuing your career? Would that be possible? Maybe so.

The Wireless Generation will be a full-length documentary about people on five continents who don’t just work from home now and again, but do so online from everywhere across the planet. Here’s what  filmmakers Christine and Drew Gilbert say about the people they met while making this movie:

“From a sociology professor teaching online from Thailand to a financial analyst forWireless Generation American Express backpacking across South America to a family of four traveling with their kids across Asia as they build websites for their clients back home in Australia — these people have each found ways to make the ultimate dream of traveling the world and keeping your career possible.  All it takes is a good wifi connection, a little creativity and the desire to do something different .”

What’s really interesting about this project is that readers of the Gilbert’s “almost fearless” Website collectively donated $10,000 which was used to purchase the equipment needed for filming.

Drew is busying editing the movie which they hope will be shown at film festivals in 2013.  Christine is working on a book for Gotham/Penguin. Right now they are in Beirut.

Here’s a brief look at some of the footage that they shot:

 

To learn more about the Gilbert’s journey across the globe, read the “almost fearless” blog or go to their Facebook page. You can watch more of their video clips on their YouTube Channel: almostfearless tv.

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