Documentary Filmmaking

In March and April of 2012, two friends set out on a journey of over 14,000 miles that would alter their lives forever. The goal of this endeavor was simple: to share original, personal stories of a small community at the bottom of the globe from an inside perspective, but what they ultimately unfurled was far greater then they could have imagined. This is an unguarded look at the Falkland Islands, and the people who call it home.

This is the Falklands, the heart races. Survey the horizons and take a breath. There is a stirring in the sea, redemption in the hills. Relentless winds leave a salted taste of complexity that is at times indescribable, undefinable and yet utterly exhilarating. Moments of stillness will come. Like that peaceful moment when the springboard suddenly pushes back. It feels good and you dive in.

This is the last of eight videos in this series that capture the uniqueness, the quirkiness and the complexity surrounding the islands, while ultimately providing more intimate insight into the Falklands as a whole. Welcome. Click. Explore. Enjoy. (Like this video? Like us on Facebook and we'll update you when the next is out!) (We also tweet)

A Collaboration by : Vern Cummins & Jamie Gallant
Ass. Edit: Caleb Hepler
Post Supervision: JoJo Scheerer
Title design: Eric Lee
Colorist: Fred Keller
Sound Design & Mix: Dan Kenyon
Music : 'Island Answer Anywhere' by Pulseprogramming
Music Direction: Eric 'DJ Bunny Ears' Johnson
V/O recording: FIRS (Falkland Island Radio Service) and Radio Plymouth
Our Characters: Samantha Brownlee, Troyd Bowles, Nigel Haywood, Richard Hines, Steve Massum and Charlie McKenzie

Our Partners: The North Face®, Redrock Micro®, Carl Zeiss Lenses® and Land Rover - Chicago®

A very special thank you to:
Christine Wolf, Sam Addison, Audio Producers Group (APG), Scott Betts, Stacey Bragger, Drew Cicala, Joe Coletta, Layla Crowie, Falkland Islands Television (FITV), Filmworkers Club Chicago, Steve and Paula Fowmes, Stephen Gallant, Bridgette Green, Anika Jaffray, Debra Kelman Loew, Lisa Long, Richard Schleuning, Deanna Rakowsky, Mark Spruce, Scott Terry, Dan Walsh, Briana Weatherspoon,The Whitehouse Post, Our loved ones, Our families, Our friends, and everyone who helped show their support of this series.


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