1. I originally set out to make this film as a homage to Wallace Stegner and the enduring words he wrote in his famous 'Wilderness Letter' to Congress in 1960. His poetic appeal for robust and comprehensive conservation efforts of America’s wild lands gave me pause. In this current political climate his words began to take on new meaning. His plea for what wilderness can do for us is more relevant now than ever. Thousands of acres of our remaining public lands are threatened everyday. We need to stand together to protect America's wild lands from being sold off to the highest bidder. We must preserve wilderness as a "means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope."

    Watch the film and take action:
    hipcamp.com/action

    Read the full letter and learn more about Wallace Stegner:
    wilderness.org/bios/former-council-members/wallace-stegner

    Special thanks to Avocados & Coconuts, Hipcamp and everyone that contributed their amazing talents to making this film.

    Produced by Avocados and Coconuts - avocadosandcoconuts.com
    Made in partnership with Hipcamp - hipcamp.com

    Director: Christopher Newman
    Producer: Dalia Burde
    Creative Director: Amani King
    Production Coordinator: Bijan Rafie-Tari
    Editor: Dana Shaw
    Directors of Photography: Keenan Newman, David Bourke, Matthew Rome
    1st AC: Troy Dickerson
    Additional Footage: Devin Whetstone, Skysight, Kate Arizmendi
    Water Camera: Stephen Amato
    Aerials: Drew Kass
    Sound Recording: Luiza Sá-Davis
    Music by Daniel Hart
    Color: Chris Martin (Mission Film Design)
    Sound Mix: Chris Konovaliv (Audiolux)
    Post Producers: Jess Manning, Angie Golden Henry

    Special Thanks: Mendocino Magic, Oz Farm, Salmon Creek Ranch, Mackenzie O’Donnel, Anu Adeboje, Sarah Felker, Leah Hefner, Cooper Kenward, Gaby Scott, Fritz Jacobs, Natalie Vall-Freed

    # vimeo.com/203607557 Uploaded 114K Plays 33 Comments
  2. 2007, 2 minutes, HD
    Sound Design by Dan Golden

    A short film based on a childhood memory. As a child, I would run to this abandoned windmill whenever I wanted to be alone. It stood at the edge of the woods and in my mind it demarcated the boundary between civilization and a more primal, spiritual realm. This started as a study for Feral, but evolved into its own project. However, The notion of the windmill as a talismanic portal remained in the final film.

    Technique: For reference, I video-taped a simple home-made paper cilinder, printed the frames, and traces the outlines on paper. Each frame was then hand-painted with acrylics.

    # vimeo.com/1471209 Uploaded 4,421 Plays 5 Comments
  3. 2009, 2minutes, HD
    Sound Design by Dan Golden

    This is the second chapter of an ongoing series of hand-painted animated explorations of childhood and memories, both of which were studies for the longer film, "Feral". This film takes the viewer on a first person's flight through a constantly changing landscape, from nature into civilization, and back again.

    Technique: Most of the animation was first drafted in Flash, but then each frame was printed and painted over on paper. The paintings were then scanned and composited in AFter Effects.

    # vimeo.com/38723944 Uploaded 19.6K Plays 17 Comments
  4. .
    Quand on grandit on decouvre que les endroits et les objets qu'on connaissait avant sont beaucoup plus petit que dans notre souvenir.

    Запах бабушкиного борща возвращает память в далекое счастливое детство.

    Prize in category Student film, KROK 2014

    # vimeo.com/63082999 Uploaded 397K Plays 106 Comments
  5. A committed synchronized swimmer tries to win the championship and her coach's heart.

    Part of Piter By Kasta movie (piter.film/).

    Produced by FANCY SHOT, VGNC, BUSHE (bushe.ru/)

    Written and directed by Oleksii Sobolev

    Director of Photography, co-director: Phil Lee
    Director of Photography: Grigorii Yablochkin

    Art-director: Peter Bondarenko

    Executive Producers: Roman Pevzner, Dimitry Mouraviev
    Line Producer: Olga Skobkina, Evgeniya Pesyakova
    Creative Producer: Oleksii Sobolev
    Editing: Khodakivska Tania
    Sound and sound mixing: Nikolay Ishkhanov
    Producer: Anna Soboleva
    AD: Oksana Belyakova

    Cast:
    Andrey (Hamil) Pasechnyi
    Angelika Timanina
    Anna Udovik
    Roman Pevzner

    # vimeo.com/259923227 Uploaded 67.4K Plays 48 Comments

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