I give to you my first short film, 'The Holy War', created for Climbing Mag.
What a journey! It started with a stray tweet, a few emails exchanged, and an idea: Let's go shoot something in Vedauwoo. My friend Scott and I went up, and one day of shooting turned into another. Soon, Pam mentioned this unrepeated route she's been obsessing over and after I laid eyes on it, I too, was obsessed. It was gorgeous, and the moves, unlike anything I had ever seen. A project was born, for both of us, and with it, deep friendships were formed.
This project was not only a trip into the future, delving deeper into video production than I have ever have; but also a trip into my past, as it inspired my to reconnect myself to my musical roots and start making music again. The first and last songs are both pieces I wrote specifically for this project.
Thanks to Scott, who became belayer and rigger extraordinaire for the project, and even helped Pam work out the techy ending sequence that didn't involve being stuck in a crack.
Thanks also to Tyler Smith and Jason Gebauer, who assisted me on the shoot days and sat on far away hills for a long time locking down the Long Shot.