The life of a mariner is one given over to wanderlust—the quest for adventure, crossing unseen horizons to secure precious goods—only to bring them back to their home port. This same love of adventure and curiosity defines the brotherhood of Rick and Michael Mast. They share a fiercely independent spirit, leaping into the unknown and trusting that they’ll find the answer through endurance and dedication to their craft.
They began their voyage in their apartment, using a homemade machine to process cacao beans. Over time they cultivated their creation, sourcing beans from family farms in Madagascar, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. Each bar is handmade with incredible reverence for the process and history of chocolate. They are bound in ornamental papers and golden foil like a collection of rare books. Each bar offers its own story of flavors, and no two are exactly alike.
The Mast Brothers are now planning to navigate the mighty Atlantic, sailing to the Dominican Republic in search of beans and a deeper connection with the folks who grow them. Before they begin the next chapter, The Scout spent time with Rick and Michael documenting their story.
THE REAL THING is a short documentary about custom hot rod builder BODIE STROUD and his re-imagining of a classic Mustang by way of an extremely rare and powerful motor built specifically for legendary racer Mario Andretti's 1969 Can Am series race car.
The film follows the complex and creative build from its early stages, through its initial test drive all the way to an unveiling at the SEMA Car Show in Las Vegas where Bodie comes face to face with Mario Andretti himself.
Directed and Photographed by Julian King
Edited by Cassidy Gearhart
Sound Design and Mix by Omar Jon Ajluni
Music: "TRT" by Omar Jon Ajluni, "Soft Temple" by Grails, "Alma" by Oren Ambarchi
Featuring Bodie Stroud, Mario Andretti, Mitchell McDonald, Stephanie Pacheco, Clark Gillie
Produced by Julian King and Robert Valderrama
Steadicam / First Assistant Camera: Tanner Stauss
Production Sound: Ian Thompson
Key Grip: Justin Raths
DIT: Benjamin Verhulst
During a once in a lifetime trip to Southern India, we had the chance to capture some sights and sounds while we made our way from Chennai to Pondicherry on motorbikes. The trip was overwhelming and a truly eye opening experience. We at VBF knew that it would be very difficult to re-create on film the actual experience of being in India on the streets with thousands of cars, tuk-tuk's, cows, goats, and dogs. The visuals, sounds, and smells all created a sensory overload situation that can only be experienced by being there, but hopefully this film gives you a sense of what it was like to be immersed in the surroundings and experience the amazing places along the coast of Southern India.
Directed: Skylar Nielsen
DOP: Ian Rigby
Cinematography: Lance Clayton
Words: Excerpts from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
By Robert M. Pirsig
Voice Over: Derek Partridge
Metal-fabricator Neil Youngberg never planned on taking over his grandfather's business and is now faced with passing on his legacy.
In this short-form profile, VitaBrevisFilms interviews Neil Youngberg for the beginning exploration of our "Professional" series. Shot on location in Neil's metal fabrication shop, the 3rd generation craftsman gives a sincere overview of his life's work, dispensing hard-worn wisdom while illuminating the sobering realities of the role private business plays in an ever changing economic landscape. A deeply personal project for all involved, this on-going series seeks to shed-light on forgotten trades and practices in an evolving America.
Caspian: For protection
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Destined for great things
Bon Iver: Beach Baby
Direction: Skylar Nielsen
Director of Photography: Ian Rigby
Camera: Lance Clayton
Title design: Michael Hall
*UPDATE: Its official...PROFESSIONal won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary short at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival....
Thank you Slamdance!!!
Nice examples of film making.
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“Javi Mojave” (nickname of Javier García) makes and plays his own musical instruments inspired by African tradition. The distance between Africa and where he lives in Extremadura (Spain), doesn´t prevent him feeling part of this ancient culture, where he hopes to travel in the future.
Merville is the story of one man, his traditional high street shop, and it's importance to small town community life. vimeo.com/81386720
Hi Matt, Please see our brand new short documentary about London Squatter Pete: vimeo.com/70237260