Tuesday, February 8

Westless American - an award winning film short


I love this film.

(34.9mb Quicktime)

We rented a van and loaded it with four coolers...two for the film and the rest for beers and food...camera equipment (two 16mm cameras, tripod, two shoulder braces, 35mm camera....camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, portable stoves, pots, pans)...and we headed to telluride first...canyonlands, hovenweep, valley of the gods, natural bridges, monument valley, page, south rim, north rim, cliffdwellers, zion, coral pink sand dunes, bryce, lake mead, vegas, death valley, devil's hole, yosemite, san ran risco, redwoods, up the oregon coast to Portland and back to Boulder....One month...7,000 miles on the rental van...about 89 bags of ice...12,000 feet of film...and only about four nights slept inside.

Awarded Best Experimental Film by Rural Route Film Festival.

More info: WESTLESS AMERICAN (the short) > Erik Nelson : Bottom Union Films

More Films by Eric Nelson: Erik Nelson : Bottom Union Films
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Anonymous said...

Westless American took me on a 6 minute journey away from desk. Loved it!

Anonymous said...

Incredible short. Makes you want to see all of the National Parks in the USA - a beautiful country,

Anonymous said...

Good to see people using the parks the way they're supposed to be used!