1. PROFESSIONal

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    Metal-fabricator Neil Youngberg never planned on taking over his grandfather's business and is now faced with passing on his legacy. In this short-form profile, Skylar Nielsen from VitaBrevisFilms interviews Neil Youngberg for the beginning exploration of our "Professional" series. Shot on location in Neil's metal fabrication shop, the 3rd generation craftsman gives a sincere overview of his life's work, dispensing hard-worn wisdom while illuminating the sobering realities of the role private business plays in an ever changing economic landscape. A deeply personal project for all involved, this on-going series seeks to shed-light on forgotten trades and practices in an evolving America. Music: Caspian: For protection Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Destined for great things Bon Iver: Beach Baby Direction: Skylar Nielsen Cinematography: Lance Clayton & Ian Rigby Title design: Michael Hall VitaBrevisFilms.com *UPDATE: Its official...PROFESSIONal won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary short at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival.... Thank you Slamdance!!!

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    • Chennai to Pondicherry: A Motorcycle Tour of Southern India

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      During a once in a lifetime trip to Southern India, we had the chance to capture some sights and sounds while we made our way from Chennai to Pondicherry on motorbikes. The trip was overwhelming and a truly eye opening experience. We at VBF knew that it would be very difficult to re-create on film the actual experience of being in India on the streets with thousands of cars, tuk-tuk's, cows, goats, and dogs. The visuals, sounds, and smells all created a sensory overload situation that can only be experienced by being there, but hopefully this film gives you a sense of what it was like to be immersed in the surroundings and experience the amazing places along the coast of Southern India. VitaBrevisFilms Directed: Skylar Nielsen Cinematography: Ian Rigby & Lance Clayton Music: Apparat Words: Excerpts from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance By Robert M. Pirsig Voice Over: Derek Partridge

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      • Mars One Way

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        There were 200,000 people who applied to participate in a project called Mars One. It’s a private enterprise to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars and film a reality show along the way. The idea is to go in crews of four starting in 2024. The thing is, right now the technology can only get them there. "Mars One Way" documents the thoughts and theories of Five hopeful Mars One astronauts as they contemplate the reality of leaving planet Earth forever, for a new home on Mars. Cast in order of appearance: Cody Reeder, Casey Hunter, Will Robbins, Katelyn “Kitty” Kane, Ken Sullivan, Becky Sullivan, Calvin Juárez Directed by: Skylar Nielsen Interview: Doug Fabrizio Produced: Elaine Clark, Doug Fabrizio, Skylar Nielsen Cinematography: Ian Rigby & Josh Fletcher Editing: Catura Jenson Sound: R. MacDonald A Vita Brevis Films Production in association with Video West. http://videowest.kuer.org Follow us on Instagram! @vitabrevisfilms Learn more about Mars One: www.mars-one.com Music: God is an Astronaut: All is Violent All is Bright This will Destroy You: They Move On Tracks of Never-Ending Light God is an Astronaut: Frozen Twilight

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        • We are 138

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          "You just need your surroundings and you can evolve"- Mark Ong aka SBTG, takes viewers through his creative process and roots growing up in the perceived restrictions of Singapore. Finding inspiration in the simplest of forms, SBTG creates the "138" shoe collaboration with FICE Boutique in Salt Lake City, Utah and explains how the Misfits inspiration guided the collaboration. On the surface the film purposes to expose the cerebral world of SBTG and an emerging sub-culture in Singapore, but the film becomes deeply personal as SBTG reveals how his experiences have affected his work and current mindset. The collaboration shoes are available at ficegallery.com Directed by: Skylar Nielsen Executive Producer: Corey Bullough Produced by: FICE & VitaBrevisFilms Cinematography: Ian Rigby Title design: Mike Hall Music: Clint Mansell, Fever Ray, The Misfits, This will destroy you, John Murphy ficegallery.com VitaBrevisFilms.com/blog royalefam.com

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          • PROFESSIONal: Eric Arakawa Surfboard Shaper

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            Independent surfboard designer Eric Arakawa reflects on finding the path and passion that unintentionally led him to become a world renowned surfboard craftsman. In this short form profile, Skylar Nielsen interviews Eric Arakawa for the third exploration of our PROFESSIONal series. Shot on location on the North Shore of Oahu, Eric gives a candid account of the people who both inspired and guided him. From the novice fabrication of his first board, to shaping the late Andy Irons last custom job, Eric shares his hope to pass his knowledge on to his young employees and those around him. An exciting project for the entire VBF crew to have the opportunity to capture the essence of Eric's inspiration. Aloha and Mahalo VBF Directed by: Skylar Nielsen Cinematography: Ian Rigby, Lance Clayton & Mike Hall Title Design: Mike Hall Music: Junip - Official XX - Intro TWDY - The Mighty Rio Grande M83 - Wait Lower Dens - I Get Nervous Feist - The Bad In Each Other EricArakawa.com VitaBrevisFilms.com

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            • Gone South with Vita Brevis Films

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              The open road provides a pathway to the uncontrolled spirit, a state of being that is universally felt yet so challenging to capture through a medium. Directed by: Skylar Nielsen Cinematography: Ian Rigby & Josh Fletcher Adventurers: Lance Clayton & Nelson Bruggeman Campers: Pat Fenelon & Corigan Kushma Music: Future Islands

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              • Shunji Yokokawa: Salt Flats World Record

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                During Speed Week of 2013, Shunji Yokokawa and his two man crew from Japan, traveled to the Bonneville Salt Flats to break a world land speed record. The trip was Shunji's first ever to the Salt Flats where racing and attempting to break the world record became more challenging than the crew had envisioned. Starring: Shunji Yokokawa Produced by: Vita Brevis Films Directed by: Skylar Nielsen Cinematography: Josh Fletcher & Ian Rigby Coordinator: Bill Weppner 1st AC: Cafe De' Blaise 2nd AC: Marcus MacDonald Title Design: Michael Hall Music: Danger Mouse - Theme of Rome / Ennio Morricone - Faccia a Faccia

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                • Making RAEN - Carlo and Dante Mondavi

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                  Meet Vita Brevis Films | www.vitabrevisfilms.com & www.raenwinery.com Two brothers from winemaking lineage venture out on their own to break from the estate vineyard model and to show that young winemakers can still have a harvest. RAEN is the first creation from Carlo & Dante Mondavi. The Mondavi legacy has spread outward from Napa Valley for more than a century. Carlo and Dante strive to explore and to find their own path in the creation of their own wine while testing the rules and boundaries of their childhood. These contrasting worlds and trials lead to their first 2013 RAEN creation. The brothers are showing that a world class Pinot Noir can be made by young winemakers from the unusual climate of the Sonoma Coast. To learn more about the wine: www.RaenWine.com To read the entire story about the film "Making RAEN" visit: www.VitaBrevisFilms.com The Trailer for "Making RAEN" https://vimeo.com/90708024 Directed by: Skylar Nielsen Cinematography: Ian Rigby, Lance Clayton & Josh Fletcher Music: Midas Whale, Apparat Produced by: Vita Brevis Films

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                  • BMW M6 by Vita Brevis Films

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                    This spot was shot over three nights when the fog was just right. Shot in Red 4k. VitaBrevisFilms.com Direction: Skylar NIelsen Produced by: VitaBrevisFilms

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                    • Beehive Distilling - Jack Rabbit Gin

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                      For full story and behind the scenes content please visit us at: http://vitabrevisfilms.com/short-documentary-films/beehive-distilling-craft-spirits-utah-jack-rabbit-gin/ Beehive Distillery has launched their first refreshingly-smooth spirit labeled Jack Rabbit Gin. Already it’s seen success as Salt Lake restaurants and bars have raised their glasses to this new botanical-rich blend. The three long-time compadres behind beehive, aka the respectable booze-hounds, developed their appreciation for fine spirits in their world travels as they indulged in their foodie tendencies. It was a conversation at home, gathered round (take a guess)… some favorited spirits, where praising the success of local distilling brands and the rise of the good-standing cocktail culture in SLC, that the idea broke lips “We should make booze”.

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