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.
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 »
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 »
After the previous day and putting some thought into the fact that the whole crew was sick, I saw a silver lining that I was actually able to get 100% of the logistics out of the way while the guys suffered in bed. Considering the ambitious nature of this short film and the people… Read more »
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 »
By March 2009 I had started testing out ideas and concepts to really get me away from an office setting and allow me to do what I truly loved: whitewater kayaking. I had not really discovered video work or filmmaking at this point but I was dabbling in it. Mainly I just wanted to enjoy… Read more »
Take it from me, the ideal latin travel kayak trip is to take advantage of Aeromexico’s flights to Quito. Here is why: Usually a flight to Quito involves a rather long layover in Mexico. You can take advantage of this and make it a multi flight trip and stay in Mexico for a while and… Read more »