Worlds Forgotten: Beneath the Sahara

No doubt you’ve been fascinated by the esoteric nature of ancient Egypt, and the wondrous peculiarities of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

You may even be aware of other megalithic pyramids in South America and East Asia; but, are you aware of the pyramids in Sudan? 

Ancient Pyramids in Nuri, Sudan

Seen from the sky, the ancient site of Nuri is an arc of some 20 pyramids built between 650 B.C. and 300 B.C. across more than 170 acres of sand near the east bank of the Nile River in northern Sudan.

Read the National Geographic article on the Nuri Pyramids

Beneath the 2,300-year-old pyramid of a pharaoh named Nastasen lies a flooded tomb, where underwater archaeologists explore undisturbed treasures of both history and wealth.

What if I told you there are entire civilizations buried beneath the sands of the Sarah desert that are only just now being discovered via satellite and drone scans?

“Lost” Fortresses of Sahara Revealed by Satellites

What if we told you that some experts believe the Sahara desert was a thriving jungle on par with the Congo or the Amazon rainforest – as little as 5,000 years ago…?

What if there is evidence that a massive tidal wave swept across the Sahara, destroying everything in its path?

This documentary presents never-before-seen evidence and testimony from experts that all present a compelling argument that there was in fact, a planetary ancient civilization who had advanced technology capable of monumental achievements – some that even modern science couldn’t replicate.

The Richat Structure, or “Eye of the Sahara” is more than 40km across, and some believe it is the remnants of Atlantis

View a guided Google Earth Tour of the Worlds Forgotten: Beneath the Sahara

Most important points:

  • If the Sphinx of Egypt could lay buried beneath the sands of the Sahara desert until last century – what else might lay buried under a vast desert larger than the United States?
  • All major discoveries in Egypt lie right on the edge of the Sahara desert the green fertile flood-plain of the Nile river
  • Even the pyramids found in Sudan are near the ancient flood plain of the Nile river, yet, the fact that tombs beneath those Sudanese pyramids are flooded, not only makes for an awesome underwater archaeological expedition, but it also hints at a different Sahara in the not-so-distant past.
  • 5,000 years ago, researchers believe the Sahara was the worlds largest rainforest. Imagine the Amazon meets the Congo and the Okavango delta.
  • If we’re finding pyramids, tombs, temples, and entire civilizations buried beneath the sands near to the Nile river – what else might be buried beneath the sands that also hide the remnants of ancient forests, jungle, and entire ecosystems?
  • The valley of the whales proves that surprising life once existed here millions of years ago – and new discoveries like those of the lost Garamantes civilization show that human life was abundant in this area as recent as 5,000 years ago.
  • The Eye of the Sahara is a massive concentric ring-like structure peeking through the Saharan sands – what created this unusual shape that was rediscovered from space by the 
  • Our goal is to raise research money alongside film production money. 
  • I’m an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a track-record of completing tough projects against impossible odds. With your help, I could help rewrite history books while producing an riveting and exciting documentary in a new style of filmmaking that combines the research and prestige of a David Attenborough production with the cinema verité vlog-style touch, all combined with cutting edge visual effects and animation to help bring history to life in a way that leaves you wanting more.
  • Join me in rediscovering Worlds Forgotten.

Farming Revolution

Travel to various farms to show firsthand how impacted their lives have been by recent events (from the farmer’s perspective).
Highlight the various challenges each farm/farmer faces & how they are working to overcome it:

  • Racial & Gender Equality
  • Engaging the next generation
    • Show the farm as a family enterprise
  • Preventing child labor
  • Addressing climate change
    • Sustainability is not always economically feasible
  • Helping farmers to cut out the middle-man
  • Teach farmers:
    • Intercropping (farmers cannot survive on coffee alone)
      • Agronomic studies to determine which crops are suitable
      • Poultry
      • Eggs 
    • Record keeping
    • Pest control techniques
    • Avoid dependency upon ICP
    • Show, don’t just tell the farmers
  • Educate Consumers 
    • Show also how consumers can help make a difference
    • “Every cup makes a difference.”
    • “We need more long-term relationships between the farmers, processors, roasters, baristas, and consumers.”

Film various farmers holding a bag of various partner coffees while thanking viewers for buying THEIR coffee and supporting their family & farm.

Budget & Planning:


  • 4 Weeks Pre-Production
  • 6 Weeks Production (travel and filming)
  • 13 Weeks Post-Production (8 for DJ)
  • Production fee for writing, producing, and directing this project from start to finish would be – €45.000 



  • 6-Weeks for a videographer during Production
  • @ €700 per day = €21.000



  • Europe
    • 3x Transit to EU Destinations = €600
    • 2 Rooms for 1 week = €600
    • Food = €500
  • Kenya
    • 3x Airfare to Kenya = €1.500
    • 2 Rooms for 1 week = €200
    • Food = €300
  • Uganda
    • 3x Transit to Uganda = €800
    • 2 Rooms for 1 week = €200
    • Food = €300
  • Honduras
    • 3x Transit to Honduras = €3.000
    • 2 Rooms for 1 week = €200
    • Food = €300



Sound Design:

  • 2-Weeks = €7.000

Music Scoring:

  • 3-Weeks = €10.500

Color Grading:

  • 1-Week = €3.500


SUB-TOTAL: €95.500
+ a 25% Contingency

GRAND TOTAL = €120.000 for writing, filming, and editing this film.

Marketing and Promotion

At this point, each additional video can be made for approximately €500 per minute.

Therefore, 5 x 1-minute videos would cost €2.500

This is such a low cost because I would edit them personally, and I would only charge a day rate of €500.

I would push myself to finish 1-minute of polished video in one day, which would be possible after editing the documentary, as I would have all of the footage intimately in mind.

In fact, a good option would be to have a week or more of delay between the first rough edit and the final editing phase.

This delay could be filled with editing short videos and creating a “viral campaign” to build interest and an audience in the lead-up to our release date.

This viral campaign would consist of:

  • Releasing short “viral videos” each week for 4-weeks
  • Encouraging people to share the video with their friends
  • Use of Google AdWords and Facebook Advertising Campaigns to get more views on our short videos
  • Capturing email addresses of those interested in the release of the film