Young Australian Michael Woods isn’t just California dreaming. He’s conquering it.
The 23-year-old Woods, honoured as one of our Emerging Digital Doyens in the 2010 Anthill 30 Under 30 awards, has put together a documentary about his recent trip to the Golden State. He calls the doc “Conquering California.”
His original goal of the trip was to make some business connections for his digital-solutions company, Media Saints, and to soak in the sights.
Then he fell in love. And proposed to a California girl (cue the Beach Boys).
In Woods’ own words: “‘Conquering California’ is all about inspiration and curiosity within us all. Everybody who is seeking fun, crazy experiences and a journey into the unknown will love this film.”
This is a commercial documentary — and here’s where things get really interesting. Woods is distributing the doco via Facebook’s little-known credit system. For 25 Facebook credits — that’s $2.50 — you can watch “Conquering California.” The most high-profile use of this approach was Warner Bros’ posting of “The Dark Knight” on Facebook.
Want to find out how Woods conquers Cali? Here’s the documentary’s Facebook page.