From an announcement by Waterloo Productions:
Roadtrip to Mordor — Author Jay Lake has been given 3-6 months to live. Before he dies, he’s going to take his daughter to New Zealand. We want to make a documentary of their trip.
This is an effort parallel to the Lakeside documentary, also from Waterloo Productions. Producer Donnie Reynolds wants to follow me,
Note this fundraiser isn’t to pay for our trip. I did that out of the overage of funds from the Acts of Whimsy fundraiser last spring. That’s already down to all of you who supported and contributed with such incredible generosity. This effort is to get Donnie, his second cameraman and all his equipment from Texas to New Zealand and back. The whole project is off budget from Lakeside.
This is important to me because the trajectory of my illness means I’ll never make it to Antarctica like I’d hope. New Zealand will by my last great adventure shared with my daughter and with Lisa. I hope you’ll consider helping Donnie out, because we can tell more of my story, and
I live every day in spectacle here in the decline of my life. Let us make of it a grand spectacle. If you so desire, you can help Donnie out here.