The Outer Hebrides are Britain's far flung north-west frontier, an archipelago stretching over 120 miles north to south, thirty to sixty miles off the coast of Scotland. Islands of myth and mystery, of mists and dazzling sunsets across sparkling blue seas, of gentle machair and rugged mountains, home of the Gaelic speaking crofting people.
Using ancient pathways and trade routes that span the numerous islands like a spiders web it was my aim to follow in the footsteps of those that walked and thrived on this rugged landscape 100's of years ago. From remote community to township, crofting village to harbour this became a journey of self directed exploration.
Equipment: Cannon 550d
Music: Copyright of Stephen J Anderson track is entitled "Hearts Break" and can be purchased here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/spirituals/id593695834
Awards & 2015 Selection: Maine Outdoor Film Festival: Best Feature Film, Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Mountain Graz Film Festival, Columbia Gorge Film, Festival, Lyons Film Fest, Green Unplugged Online Fest, Portland Eco-film Festival, Back to Nature Film Festival
In the summer of 2013 Casey Gannon and Colin Arisman thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with cameras in hand. "Only The Essential" is the story of their 5 month, 2668 mile journey on foot from Mexico to Canada across the wilderness of California, Oregon, and Washington.
Music: Seba Lay
Supported by Big Agnes, Granite Gear, Kick Starter Backers and the Pacific Crest Trail Association