Leigha asked if she could enter the annual Witecki Home Video Competition this year, held on Thanksgiving. This is her video - the perspective of an eight year old. I helped her get set up, showed her how to use the software and taught her a few tricks for dealing with stills. She did the rest.
Merry Christmas from the Witecki family. Unfortunately, we didn't take as much video this year as we have in the past. So, we did have a life outside of Hawaii; it just wasn't captured. Also, you'll have to suffer through the first minute or so of motion sickness, but I could resist capturing what Leigha filmed with a camera when no one was looking.
The Gila Project is the story of two men struggling with the mediocrity of their thirties in a college town. Reunited on a cancer research project in the Sonoran Desert, Adam is all too aware of his shortcomings, likely the result of his pending divorce. Brent, on the other hand, embraces the social aspects of returning to college, appearing to ignore the harsh glare of reality.
During their twelve week project in the desert, Adam meets Heidi, a curious waitress and bartender at a craft cocktail bar on the edge of campus. The bar becomes a sanctuary for Adam, a way to spend time with her and develop his palate around the reemerging classic cocktails of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Brent, on the other hand, views the bar as a place to get drunk enough to mask his inhibitions so he can focus on finding his next conquest.
After Adam notices a major flaw in one of the project's algorithms and corrects it, the two men realize that their work could be the most powerful development in the fight against cancer and they begin to seek different paths. Adam must decide whether he'll embrace the risks of a new life and whether that life includes the woman he's fallen in love with, but who remains distanced by his over-analytical, emotional armor.