Hello! My name is Wesley White and I am 25 years of age. Last year, riding my 2016 Indian Scout, I embarked on a cross country adventure by myself. I rode roughly 9,000 miles over the course of one month, which is the equivalent to 1/3 of the Earth's circumference. I left from my hometown of Bristol, VA, riding through many major cities across the United States. I traversed the country, rode down the entire west coast, visited monuments and national parks, camped, couch surfed, and cruised back home to the east coast. It was my intention to travel the country, meeting all types of people and experience our nation as whole. I wanted to develop a relationship with my Scout and meet the people of our country. My great grandfather road a Chief in his younger years and my father rides a Roadmaster, so I suppose you could say that Indian runs in my veins. I have been following Indian's comeback, and it is easy to tell that the company has great momentum and doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon. 9,000 miles was a decent trip, but I'd like to do something on a more colossal scale. I have a decent job at a utility company in Charlotte, NC, but there are many days that I wake up and realize that I'm not really doing anything I want to be doing. I work in order to pay off the student loans that I accumulated in order to work. I have a salary that pays for my loft apartment and musical equipment, but I don't really care for any of this, and it seems as though I have just wound up in this position because it was what was expected of me by the American social norm. My lease is up at the end of February, and I have been contemplating selling most of what I own and going on a ride. A very, very big ride. This may sound rash, but I promise you, I am thinking more clearly than I have ever before.
I have a vision for a documentary. The focus of the documentary would be to follow someone (me) on a great journey with a single motorcycle, while tracing the history of Indian Motorcycle back to its roots. Also included could be interviews with fellow Indian riders all over the world and perhaps notable figures that support Indian Motorcycles (i.e. Mark Wahlberg). In today's day and age, streaming services such as Netflix, HBONow, Amazon and Hulu tend to be the preference of most people for watching entertainment. By 2020, Netflix's revenue is expected to quintuple to 11 billion dollars. There is an extraordinary documentary on Netflix titled 180 degree south. It has a similar feel to what I envision for this film. I feel as though it would be beneficial to Indian Motorcycle as a whole if a documentary of this sort were added to these services. Indian Motorcycle's social media accounts could follow the journey on all platforms, keeping its followers up to date on the adventure, and creating excitement for the actual release of the documentary.
This documentary could broaden Indian's demographic and aid in propelling the company into the position of longevity that I know it hopes to achieve. I'm going to do something big, and I want it to be of benefit to the company, as I have a deep seeded and rich love for Indian Motorcycle. This being said, I need connections. I need to get this idea in front of someone at Indian Motorcycle that could potentially share the same love for an idea like this. If anyone has any idea of how to contact someone higher up in the company who may want to be a part of this or aid in it coming to fruition, please let me know. I would love your advice and opinions on a documentary like this. What are your thoughts?
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Old Indians never die.
Wesley T White