Come Run With Us

Hit and Run History's Summer Search for a Portuguese-speaking Crewmember

Hit and Run History is holding a competition this summer for a new crewmember - one with a special talent. We're looking for a Portuguese speaker for the next episode, as we follow the track of the Columbia Expedition.

The first American voyage 'round the world left Boston Harbor on October 1, 1787 commanded by Cape Codder John Kendrick. Their first stop was in Cape Verde. With so many people in Southeastern New England able to speak Portuguese, it makes sense to see if we can find someone to bring along to help out.

We're holding an open call for talent. Are you a budding historian, actor or videographer? Any combination thereof? All three is best because our cast IS our crew.


Native Fluency in Portuguese
Valid Passport and able to obtain a visa to Cape Verde
Signing a release for us to use you and your work during the shooting of the episode, and that this is all done at your own risk.

Points given for familiarity with:

Cape Verde, its culture and history
Post-Revolutionary War History or Maritime History (and especially the Columbia Expedition)
Video or still photography

Extra points given for:

If we think we can get along with you for a week

The trip will entail roughly a week's travel to Cape Verde as an unpaid member of our crew. These will be long days, often in risky or even hazardous circumstances. Airfare and lodging (shared) will be provided. Any other expenses are your own.

This is not a prize. We reserve the right to refuse anyone, or to not bring anyone at all. It might turn out we just don't find the right person.


YOU MUST: Go to Facebook and become a Fan of Hit and Run History: The Columbia Expedition (

YOU CAN: Send us an email at CapeVerde[at] with your vitals (name/age/etc.) and explaining in 100 words or less why we should take you along.


To Upload photos or video, or links to them, of yourself or your work to the "Come Run With Us" event page,


If we saw you at one of our screenings this summer, in locations like Chatham, Hull, Provincetown, Brewster or Edgartown.

BUT YOU REALLY, REALLY OUGHTA: Come to our open calls, the first of which will be held on Tuesday, July 14 from 7-9 PM at the Cape Cod Community Media Center in South Yarmouth.

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