SPIRIT CANOE is the mystic journey of a man who is in search of himself and navigating through a passage with the memories of his once self and a special figure who lingers in his soul. He is setting out on a quest, armed with his old map and small canoe, to venture the river in hopes that a new path will reveal a novel future, unfamiliar and restoring. This is a story of the spiritual compass that no one can ever expect to understand; it’s powers, it’s unknown.
Music: 'Spirit Canoe' by Symbols of the West
With support from: The Montana Film Office
Director - Chad Dawson
Executive Producer - Helio Collective
Actors - Nat Kendall and Lauren Stark
Director of Photography - Logan Triplett
1st AC - Ian Johnson
2nd AC - Sean Tippin
Camera PA - Michael Jezak
Camer PA - Campbell MacCulloch
Underwater Camera Tech - Tony Dawson
Gaffer - Andy Thie
Key Grip - Brian Branton
Best Boy - Brandon Watson
G/E - Jason Stevens
G/E - Derek Wojtkun
G/E - Alex Gappa
Location Manager & Scout - John Ansotegui
Location Manager - Rob Story
Hair/Makeup - Yvonne Reddy
Editor - Sam Hedlund
Behind the Scenes Editor - Katie Roberts
GFX - Jim Menkol
Designer - Josh Davis
Colorist - Logan Triplett
Middle Fork River Guide #1 - Fred Terranova
Middle Fork River Guide #2 - Shannon Seeger
Middle Fork River Support - Justin Barth
Yellowstone River Guide #1 - Brett Seng
Yellowstone River Guide #2 - Zach Johaneson
Montana Tourism, Filmlites Montana, Glacier Raft Company, Eagle Mount, Poler Stuff, HD Planet Cameras, American Traders, Lisa R. Middleton, Deny Staggs, Rachel Gregg, Tonya Easbey, Nikolas Griffith, Chris Murphy, Kina Pickett, Jenny Fleming, Tony & Lisa Dawson, Courtney Fitzpatrick, Jordan Vaughan, Jeff Baldelli, Sheena Nicolay, Ken and Judy Sederdahl, Tom Triplett, Scott Chestnut, David Mullen ASC, Mark Vargo ASC, Jim Joyce, Adam Kirschhoffer, Logan Schneider, Zach Osterhout, Dee "Money Penny" Cater
This is a tribute to my best friend and future wife Katie. Over the past three years we have traveled around the world in search of adventure, human kindness and inspiration, we have loved every single moment of it! We feel so lucky to have met so many great people and to have seen so many unique places. We hope you feel the inspiration in this film, get out there and find your adventure!
I know this will be asked so here are some camera details -
Shot on - iPhone, GoPro, Canon 5D (2 & 3), C100, C300, Blackmagic Pocket Camera, GH4…… Yes, it was wild to edit all these together :).
“¿Huayhuash?¿¡Huayhuash con bici’s!? No. No noooo… Es imposible.” In the winter of 2014, three friends set out on a self supported ride, looking for nothing more than a truly genuine experience. The goal: to circumnavigate one of the most wonderful and wicked mountain ranges in the world – the Huayhuash, by bicycle.
This was all a spur of the moment idea; part of the vicious cycle of making every adventure more thrilling than the last. January was the off-season, or rainy season, for the Andes so the wilderness would be completely desolate. The three friends hoped to be the second group to complete this trek on bikes. However, they underestimated the relentless weather they would encounter as they traveled for a week above treeline.
The friends tagged first descents down rocky couloirs and 16,000ft passes, watched sunrises against the tallest peaks in the country, and slept to the sounds of serac fall at night.
In the end, they didn't quite make it as far as they had hoped. Between rain storms, concussions and waving guns the Huayhuash had ripped at their eager ambitions. A sense of wonder was fulfilled and the friendship of three adventure loving friends was reinforced. Huayhuash is the story of genuine adventure and the challenges that come along with it.
Director: Joey Schusler
Filming: Joey Schusler & Thomas Woodson
Written By: Thomas Woodson & Joey Schusler
Narration: Joey Schusler
Edit: Thomas Woodson & Joey Schusler
Design: Thomas Woodson & Human Design
Music: Thomas Kenny & Marmoset Music
Sound Design: Keith White Audio & Ryan Prater
Produced By: Joey Schusler
Executive Producers: Bike Magazine, 5Point Film, Human Design
With Support From: Yeti Cycles, Smith Optics, 5 Point Film, Bike Magazine
In Association With: Outdoor Research, Big Agnes, CamelBak, GoPro, The Feed, Revelate Designs, Big Tree Farms
Camera: Sony FS700, Canon 5DIII, Canon 7D, & GoPro Hero 3+
Run Time: 13 mins.
Date of Completion: April 2014
Vimeo Staff Pick 2014
Best Adventure Award: 2014 Adventure Outdoor Fest
Best Emerging Filmmaker Award: 2014 Boulder Adventure Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 5Point Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Dutch Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 A4B Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Bicycle Film Festival New York
Official Selection - 2014 Lima Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Boulder Adventure Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Adventure Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Adventure Outdoor Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Chamonix Adventure Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Luxembourg Bicycle Art & Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Sydney Rides Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Adventure Awards Days
Official Selection - 2014 Rocky Spirit Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Moab Ho-Down Film Festival
Official Selection - 2015 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
Official Selection - 2015 Fernie Mountain Film
"Pyrénées à Cheval" est une courte vidéo documentaire de 4 minutes sur Sabine Loubet, 33 ans, qui a décidé de traverser les Pyrénées avec son cheval Ptahra. J’ai pu les rejoindre quelques jours pendant leur passage en Ariège afin de filmer cette petite aventure sans prétention, où le maître mot n’est pas performance, ni exploit – mais plaisir.
Plus d'informations sur cette aventure : annamenel.fr/pyrenees-a-cheval/
"Pyrenees on Horseback" is a 4-minute documentary about Sabine Loubet, 33, who has decided to cross the Pyrenees with her horse Ptahra. I was able to join them for a few days as they were passing through Ariège (France), and shoot a part of this unpretentious adventure, which isn’t about a performance, nor an achievement, but really about pleasure.
More informations : annamenel.fr/pyrenees-a-cheval/#en
Réalisé par Jonathan Cathala
Avec Sabine Loubet & Ptahra
Mixage son : François Marsh
Musiques : "Going to the Top" Akashic Records & "Lightheadedness" Bigben
Traduction anglais : Paul Navas
Tourné avec un Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 + Sigma 18-35 f1.8 + Canon 18-135mm