Oxford American

SoLost was innocently driving through the hills of Southern Tennessee, having just come through the idyllic town of Franklin. Heading South and having turned down a side road, we caught sight of an abandoned shed and stopped to take some pictures. That's when a beautiful cowgirl wearing Daisy Dukes, a bikini and riding on horseback came sailing over the crest of the hill. This was very surprising. SoLost is not used to such sights. And what was even more surprising was how wise this 25-year-old turned out to be.

Calli Jo Bain, is a whip-smart cowgirl from Spring Hill, Tennessee living on the Williamson-Maury County Line with her husband Clint and a stable full of horses and cattle on the grounds of her family's old rodeo grounds. Her father, a former bareback bronco-riding world champion, lives across the road along with her brother, a highly coveted high school football recruit. Said brother had just shot a snake and put a hole much larger then the snake in the side of the family barn. Everyone was chuckling about that.

Now if you were to send them a letter, the post office would instruct you to put Spring Hill, Tennessee on the envelope, but you might be better off just putting "Horse Country," because that's clearly where we were. Which brings us to Calli's career. She's a quarter horse trainer. SoLost had no idea what that meant so we decided to find out....

Producer / Director: Dave Anderson Photography
Editing and Postproduction: Jonathan Childs
Motion Graphics: TJ McCoy
Executive Producer: Warwick Sabin

SoLost is an Oxford American production.

(c) 2010 The Oxford American Literary Project

# vimeo.com/13041088 Uploaded 1,424 Plays / / 2 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

Oxford American

Oxford American

The Oxford American introduces its new original video series, SoLost, which celebrates getting lost in the American South. SoLost is an off-kilter video journey through the side roads, backrooms, cellars and psyche of the modern South. With subjects prospected


+ More

The Oxford American introduces its new original video series, SoLost, which celebrates getting lost in the American South. SoLost is an off-kilter video journey through the side roads, backrooms, cellars and psyche of the modern South. With subjects prospected by master image-maker and Southern back-roads champ Dave Anderson, we delight in the tastes, sounds and myriad cultural delights of this our glorious landscape. Join us every month as we unveil a new episode of SoLost: artful, online video shorts that explore the complexity and vitality of the American South.

The Oxford American is a national magazine dedicated to featuring the very best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South. Billed as "The Southern Magazine of Good Writing," and "The New Yorker of the South," it has won two National Magazine Awards and other high honors since it began publication in 1992.

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels. Channels