Project Sandstorm: A Documentary

Help fund a scientific mission to the Gobi desert, to test and document the installation of the world's first Sandstorm Detector powered by Darude's 1999 Eurodance classic.

Desert communities around the world are under threat. How long can we afford to turn our backs on our rapidly shrivelling planet, and how should the morally-endowed Western middle classes respond?

Thanks to the sensibly-agreed merger of science and the free market, there is an answer. With challenges come opportunity and with opportunity comes innovation. Chin Stroke Research and Development presents Project Sandstorm, a bold solution to one of the most daunting crises of our time.

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. The installation of the sandstorm detector was a decisive leap forward for climate science. Our documentary trailer is out now:


Here is a brief introduction to the original prototype as broadcast on live TV:

Project Sandstorm is an early-warning sandstorm detector designed to emit an alarm when wind-speed and dust particulate density reach dangerous levels. Using a patented Darude™ early-warning system, Project Sandstorm notifies nearby populations of the speed and severity of incoming sandstorms - allowing them to differentiate between a catastrophic natural disaster and an everyday dusty gust. 

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We are asking for contributions towards the cost of setting up and maintaining a 6-month pilot scheme in the Gobi Desert. A crew of engineers, climate specialists, geographers and unpaid media interns will travel to the remote front-line in the war on desertification.

We will use cutting-edge technology developed in-house to monitor the project and relay vital information back to the hermetically-sealed cultural vacuum of our UK laboratory.

The second prong of our mission is to raise awareness of climate science and of the threat to mankind. We will produce a documentary highlighting the plight of precarious communities and the consequences of humanity's inaction.

Our team has extensive film-making and broadcasting experience, having worked on a wide-range of high-profile projects for internationally-recognised clients.

Where other angst-ridden Westerners with GoPros have failed, we will bring our message of gap-year philanthropy to the world.

At the heart of Chin Stroke R&D's work is a focus on locally-integrated solutions to global problems. Applying a holistic methodology that is tailored to meet the needs of local and indigenous communities, Chin Stroke R&D sets out to work alongside governmental and development sectors to achieve tangible climate goals with self-congratulatory efficiency.

We stand on the edge of a precipice, teetering on the brink of climate catastrophe. Like a bad, bad doggy staring into a soiled kennel, we know not what we do.

Yes, future generations will judge us on our recklessness - but also on our ability to sooth our collective guilt. 

Donate today to pay some strangers on the internet to shoulder the responsibility of your environmental impact. 

Credits: Aidan Hepburn, Alex Noble, Bertie Suesat-Williams, Chase Coley, Josh Goldsmith, Ned Suesat-Williams, Theresa Baumgartner.

Chin Stroke TV 2019

  • Katie Tierney 
    • £20 
    • 38 mos
  • Stephen Carley 
    • £20 
    • 39 mos
  • Paddy Morgan 
    • £20 
    • 44 mos
  • Felix Five 
    • £50 
    • 46 mos
  • Adam Beattie 
    • £20 
    • 46 mos
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Chin Stroke R&D 
London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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