Tag: adventure

The Hero’s Journey

Our final step in both the heroes journey and the film is returning with Elixir.  In Jondachi, this occurs when our main character gets out of his kayak, hold this special rock in his hand, and looks up to the sky.

Finding a way on the Delta

The morning of my flight to New Orleans I still didn’t know what I was going there to shoot.  At 10am I finally hear from Steve Fisher about the project that he has in mind. “This film has been a dream of mine for a long time,” he starts with and I know I am… Read more »

Slipping through my fingers: Filming the Jondachi, Day 4

Our talented paddler’s name is Brayan Robles. He is 17 years old and from Tena, Ecuador.  I met Brayan last March after I was in Tena solo and looking for good people to paddle with. He doesn’t speak English and for some reason my Spanish turns to beginner level when I am around him.  It… Read more »

Buying the Catfish for the Shaman: Filming the Jondachi, Day 3

Having not been able to complete the full shoot on the Lower Jondachi yesterday, we definitely were starting the day a little behind. The guys were still feeling pretty under the weather and so we decided to finish up with the Gran Canion shoot as well as start to get the work going with the shaman… Read more »

Getting Through the Unexpected: Filming the Jondachi

Sometimes things don’t go to plan. After 3 days in Ecuador we officially have nothing to show for it.  Well, maybe some logistics and ground work but no footage to work with. Despite all the planning to go into this project it was the things I couldn’t control that had me nervous going in.  Unfortunately,… Read more »

Kayaks and Planes: Lessons from Experience

I have been traveling to kayak for the better part of ten years. I have been blogging, making videos, and photos about kayaking for over five years.  Of all the posts I have done the one I did about traveling with a kayak still has a lot of people reading it and commenting on it…. Read more »