1. LEARN

    3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films.....

    = a trip of a lifetime.

    move, eat, learn

    For updates and sneak peeks at upcoming projects please feel free to follow me on facebook and instagram
    facebook.com/pages/Rick-Mereki/277839202256508
    instagram.com/rickmereki

    Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
    Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
    Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover

    These films were commissioned by STA Travel Australia: youtube.com/watch?v=Xc0d510zTA4

    Thanks heaps to Adam Fyfe, Brendan, Simon and Crissy at STA.

    All Music composed and performed by Kelsey James (kelseyanne.james@gmail.com)
    Soundtrack available here:
    itunes.apple.com/au/album/whistle-if-you-need-me-learn/id456230196

    Music Recorded and mixed by Jake Phillips

    Colour Grade : Edel Rafferty and Roslyn Di sisto
    Online Edit : Peter Mirecki

    Assistance in titles and production design : Lee Gingold, Jason Milden, Rohan Newman

    Big Ups to Michelle, Kiri, Renee, Hana, Andre, Ross, Bernie & Julie for your patience and support and awesomeness.....

    Huge Thanks to :
    Marco, Juliana and Julio at GAP Argentina and Peru
    Ariana Cardenas, Toni Figuera and cooltra scooters in Barcelona,
    Abete Zanetti Glass blowing school, Murano, Venice (abatezanetti.it)
    Annabel, Rosario and Carolina (Pitu) in France
    Juane and Andrea from the Princeca Insolenta hostel in Chile

    Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. The response has been phenomenal and overwhelming. We never thought this little project would reach out to so many people. x

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  2. I have a deep affection for the Redwood forests of Northern California. This is my best attempt to capture the reverence I feel when in the presence of these giants.

    A film by Jesse Rosten - twitter.com/JesseRosten
    Words by Kallie Markle - twitter.com/lightningvsbug
    Music - "Window" The Album Leaf

    # vimeo.com/18305022 Uploaded 924K Plays 538 Comments
  3. lifestagefilms.com

    Wilmington, NC

    If these aren't the most heartfelt, emotional and powerful vows you've heard at a wedding, then show me where you've seen more honesty than this. I even left out the majority of the vows from the highlights video and this is still good. I usually don't leave so much spoken word in a film, especially at the beginning of a highlights video, but I just couldn't cut this stuff out. It resonated with me, with the guests in attendance, and I hope it resonates with you. I LOVE it when couples write their own vows. So much more personal.

    And a little background info for the context of these words exchanged between them: Wiley and Mallory actually met in a bar! They hit it off immediately, but their cicumstances didn't allow for a normal or "convieneint" relationship. For the entire relationship of 5 years, they sometimes lives as much as 12 hours away form each other. Againsit all odds of along distance relationship, they persevered. And it's a beautiful "love story" as told by both of them in this highlights film.

    We walked away from filming Wiley & Mallory's wedding better people. We had a blast getting to know both of them, and filming parties like the one they had really makes us appreciate why we do what we do for a living. There was such genuine excitement all day from both of them. And by the way, it SNOWED at the beach! The day before the wedding I believe we got 4-5 inches of snow. It actually made for a pretty unique experience for everybody, because the majority of the friends and family came from out of town, and from all over the country. It was a treat for sure.

    Wiley and Mallory established on All-Star team of local Wilmington vendors. Arguably the best DJ in town, Jay Tatum, rocked the house at St. Thomas Preservation Hall, and kept people dancing all night long. Kevin Millard of KMI Foto also delivered some amazing pictures of the event. Check 'em out!

    Thanks so much Wiley & Mallory for being the definition of an awesome client, and an awesome example of marriage. We hope this film takes you back, and helps you remember even more, what that day felt like. Let's leave some comments people!

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  4. 'VALHALLA' IS SKI MOVIE OF THE YEAR! - Powder Video Awards

    BUY VALHALLA ON iTUNES: georiot.co/1ZKv
    Purchase the DVD and Blu Ray today at: sweetgrass-productions.com/shop/
    Check out Trailer 2: vimeo.com/72229621
    COME SEE US ON TOUR: sweetgrass-productions.com/tour/

    Patagonia Presents
    Sweetgrass Productions' VALHALLA
    Starring Cody Barnhill, Sierra Quitiquit, Alex Monot, and Kazushi Yamauchi

    Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions’ fourth feature film, is the tale of one man's search to rediscover the freedom of his youth. Feeling the distant heat of it's fire still burning in the mountains of the frozen north, he goes in search of those tending the flame—the untamed, the wild, and the outcast dwelling on the fringe.

    Weaving story and character with award-winning, face-melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography; Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul.

    Supported by: Patagonia, Dynafit, Clif Bar, Outdoor Research, Backcountry.com, Blizzard/Tecnica, Powder Magazine, Zeal, Osprey, Venture Snowboards, Flylow, Gentemstick, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Outside TV, and Whitewater Ski Resort.

    Locations: Whitewater, BC; Rogers Pass, BC; Revelstoke, BC; Golden Alpine Holidays-- Sentry, Meadow, and Sunrise Lodges, BC; Valhalla Range, BC; Haines, AK; Glacier Bay, AK; Juneau, AK; Eaglecrest, AK; Tordrillo Mountains, AK.

    Athletes: Eric Hjorleifson - Cody Barnhill - Carston Oliver - Zack Giffin - Pep Fujas - Kye Petersen -Johan Olofsson - Adraon Buck - Ryland Bell - Josh Dirksen - Aidan Sheahan - Molly Baker - Forrest Shearer - Taro Tamai - Stephan Drake - Eliel Hindert - Will Cardamone - Jaime Laidlaw - Trevor Hunt - Donny Roth - Jesse Hoffman - Austin Ross - Nick McNutt - Paul Kimbrough - Thayne Rich - Kazushi Yamauchi - Keely Kelleher - Ralph Backstrom - Piers Solomon -Johan Jonsson - Alex Yoder

    # vimeo.com/55307324 Uploaded 242K Plays 60 Comments

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