Director: Brandon Vedder
Director of Photography: Colin Mika
Editor: Brandon Vedder
Colorist: Colin Mika
Production Company: All Cut Up Films
You can't spell Shangri-La without L.A.
Shangri-La features dozens of extended members of the YACHT family--fans, collaborators, friends--sharing a space of our own invention, spotted with magical realism. Every point of light smiles. YACHT believes that Utopia, like reality, is not a physical experience, nor one dictated by the boundaries of a particular space. Rather, it's a movable feast, defined by its capacity to adapt and change to new surroundings.
Basically, any place can be Utopia.
But it doesn't hurt when that place is already Los Angeles.
Shangri-La was made in collaboration with All Cut Up Films. Brandon Vedder directed and edited it, and Colin Mika was the director of photography and colorist. We, YACHT, produced and styled.
We’re very lucky to have a community of gentle, natural YACHT fans and members who are open-minded enough to spend a day exploring the city and essentially playing with us. Huge gratitude goes to our people in white: Rob Kieswetter, Jenny Lee, Evan George, Katie Bachler, Jillene Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Greg Peterson, Steven Andrew Garcia, Leo Arthur-Space Erickson, Eve Kendall, Alex Hill, Andy Weymouth, Tom Hamilton, Carlos Cuauhtémoc Aguas Pinzón, Benji Bilheimer, Bobby Honolulu, Jasmine Amaya, Morgan Mitchell, Duncan Gregory, Jason Boxer, Patrick Jewett, Stacy Michelson, Marley Maron, and Emma Lorsch. Special thanks to Rob Kieswetter, Evan George, Tai Kim, Becca McCharen, Brandon Vedder and Colin Mika.