National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has acquired the new documentary
travel series Departures. The series will air on NGCIs Nat Geo Adventure
at the adventure seeker, Departures is a life-changing journey
about two travellers. Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach leave
their lives behind in search of unique experiences through
some of the most beautiful and remote places on earth.
features landscapes, cultures as well as the often trying times that come with
international travel. The series chronicles the unforgettable friendships, personal
successes and sometimes crushing disappointments that befall them on their journey.
Accompanied by their friend and cameraman, Andre Dupuis, Departures showcases
the revelations of two travellers who strive to find themselves and new perspectives
while trekking across the globe.
to locations including India, Jordan, Ascension Island, Japan,
Cambodia and New Zealand, the stories develop and evolve with
the people Scott and Justin meet along the way. From hiking
through the ancient ruins of Petra in Jordan, to surviving
a monsoon in the middle of the Indian Ocean, to facing off
against a professional kick boxer in Thailand, Scott and Justin
challenge themselves in everyday situations. Departures is
as much about the journey as it is about the destination.
VP acquisitions Carlyn Staudt says, "Departures encapsulates the values
of Nat Geo Adventure, inspiring others to step out of their comfort zone and see
the world from a new point of view. Scott and Justins journey is honest
and real; viewers can easily relate to their stories and appreciate their enthusiasm
for travel as well as the difficulties involved.