I wrapped up 2018 with one of the roughest productions of my life - I’m talking 36hr stomach bug starting on day one, non-stop gear failure, and the cherry on top, clocking my head on the final day leaving me with a nasty concussion that I’m still feeling the effects of. But I was in Patagonia with some of my favorite people - I’m talking about you @beccaskinner, @45northfarm, @jntmyers, Jerry, and Michael - making it the most magical and special production that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of.
I’m working through the edit now, it should be live in February. I am so grateful to @orvis for bringing me on to make this short film - can’t wait for you all to see it!
I had so much fun filming a music video for @stpaulband this weekend!! They’ve got a new album coming out this spring and I can’t wait for you all to hear it, it’s so good! @benidoerr, @lydiaramsey, @keelansohara, @teamkale - Thanks for letting me be your groupie for the weekend!! @johnnybregar, LOVE your studio and look forward to coming back soon to record MY album! Just kidding, but seriously, let’s find something to collaborate on soon!
Music video coming soon, stay tuned! 🎶 🎥 🎵
Like many of you, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on the past year as this new one kicks off, and the thought that keeps circling through my brain is how grateful I am for all the wonderful people I have in my life. Over the past five years, I’ve been cranking on my first feature documentary and I finally got to share it with the world this past year. You all supported me, cheered me on, showed up to screenings, and made me feel pretty damn special. Thank you for that.
When it comes to moral support however, this lady takes the cake. Kaitlin, you have been so patient with me, while also being my loudest cheerleader. I honestly would not be able to do any of this work if it weren’t for your love, guidance, and pep talks. I will do my very best to reciprocate that same kind of support to you each and every day.
Thank you Kaitlin, and thanks to all of you for the love you’ve shown to me and my work in 2018.
Here’s to an inspiring and exciting 2019! ❤️
Good omen for the incoming year 🦅
What an absolute joy to work with this gang in Argentina for the past week. Photo shoot + short film production, it was a lot to pack in. @beccaskinner - working with you is always such a treat, and I can’t wait to do it again real soon. You have a beautiful eye and seeing you in your element is inspiring. I can’t thank you enough for bringing us all together! Terry, Jerry - thanks for letting me follow you around with a camera AGAIN! Jo & Michael, so grateful to call you friends and am psyched to have shared this experience with you. More to come on @orvis, but for now I’m just happy, grateful... and completely exhausted! Home again, home again!
And this is only half of it! Any guesses where I might be heading?
Well this is a pretty nice “welcome home” view 😍
Two sold out shows & packed theaters, old friends coming out to support, and a chilly morning bike ride - Denver, you put on quite the film festival! But the thing I’m most grateful for is this lady standing up here with me, @jennygnichols. Collaborating with you is always such a treat, and sharing this experience with has been so special to me. Thank you for all the support, wisdom, and giggles. This film would not be what it is if you had not said “yes” to it so many years ago.
Great news Denver - one more screening today at Sie Film Center at 2pm. And get this, Jenny will be there to answer your questions!
Thanks for the photo @dimagibaphoto
Thank you for the amazing hospitality @vafilmfest - you sure do know how to make a gal feel special! Next up: DENVER! I’m coming for you @denverfilmsociety!
No waders? No problem!
#gaper #hightopsworktoo #fishdontknow #fishdontcare
Thanks for the photo @bailey_k
Nothing better than getting out of service for a few days to play on a lake with some amazing pals - ROSS LAKE 2018!!!
@afghancycles won AUDIENCE CHOICE this weekend at @tasveerseattle!! I can't tell you what it means to hear that your film has resonated with viewers, and that's a testament to the women profiled in Afghan Cycles. So to each of you brave enough to share your story, thank you for trusting us and for letting us into your lives for the past 5 years. Your passion and courage is inspiring audiences everywhere, and this award is proof of that. Frozan, Mariam, Zahra, Zakia, Nahid, Masoma, Nazifa, Tahira - This is for all of you!
Another successful weekend for the #festivalblazer - huge thanks to @tasveerseattle for a great screening yesterday! After all the support you’ve shown me and this film over the years, it was an honor to finally share @afghancycles with the South Asian Film Festival here in Seattle. Next up: Bellingham on Saturday for Doctober, can’t wait!
Like many, I’m moving through the world with a heavy heart today as I process and reconcile the plight for women in our country right now. Women’s voices need to be heard, and they need to be trusted. I couldn’t think of a better place to go today as I work through everything swirling in my head, than the @womensportsfilm festival in San Francisco. I feel honored to be able to amplify the voices of courageous women both in Afghanistan (@afghancycles) and here in the States (@themirnavator). This weekend, I will fight my every urge to curl up in bed and sob, and will instead celebrate all the brave women I know, feeling grateful to have them in my life inspiring me every single day.
So excited for the Port Townsend Film Festival (@ptfilmfest) this weekend where BOTH @afghancycles AND @themirnavator will be screening! If you’re in the area, check out ptfilmfest.com for screening times. Hope to see you there!
Hatchi prefers belly rubs with a view #mtrainier #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #hatchipup
It’s amazing how much a single piece of mail can change your day. Thank you so much @siffnews - Receiving the hardware brings back all the same emotions of gratefulness and pride as the day it was announced. On behalf of the whole @afghancycles crew, thank you!
Sailing with @benidoerr this weekend was such a treat! Thank you @sailbainbridge!!
#bainbridgeisland #sailing #seattle ⛵️
Break up a bike ride with a water taxi? Yes please! #seattle