Henry Bendinelli skied for 70-some years.
In loving memory of my friend Henry, 1924-2015.
Two years ago Henry emailed Vimeo support asking for help with deleting videos. I received his email and tried as best I could to help him navigate his video settings. In the process of assisting him, I learned from his Vimeo account and the many videos he uploaded that he was an 89 year-old skiing, dancing, video-shooting Portland native. I had found a kindred spirit. By the end of our lengthy correspondence (he never did find the delete button, I ended up just deleting the videos for him) he had invited me to go skiing with him when I was home for the holidays. I accepted his invitation and, naturally, made a film about him as well.
Official Selection, Camden International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Mountainfilm 2016
Official Selection, Banff Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, Kendall Mountain Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, Wandering Reel Film Festival 2016