Modoc // Oregon + Washington A documentary film following Andrea Bemis and her family as they visit 5 producers from the Oregon coast to the Oregon ranching community during a month-long commitment to a diet of foods grown or harvested within 200 miles of their Parkdale, Oregon farm. Story Design + Cinematography: Andrea Bemis, Michael Hanson and David Hanson Editor: Modoc Aerial Cinematography: Modoc Colorist: Modoc Additional Support: Andrea Bemis, Tre Fin Tuna, Syncline Winery, Mt. View Orchards
I AM HERE
REI // Oregon-Washington “My parents never even thought about climbing a mountain.” Yesenia, grew up living in a small farmer’s cabin in the apple orchards of the Hood River Valley. As a child, she playing sports but never knew about outdoor recreation, despite being surrounded by Mt Hood and hundreds of miles of trails. Her first experience was going to Multnomah Falls, a roadside stop outside Portland. “I didn’t know what you needed in order to do that stuff. Did you need a permit, a ticket? It wasn’t until college that I realized that all the trails and outdoors were free for all of us to use.” Watch Yesi's journey to climb Mt St. Helens and pursue her American dream. Story Design + Cinematography: Michael Hanson and David Hanson, Modoc Editor: Mark Bashore, Plains of Yonder Aerial Cinematography: Andy Maser Colorist: George Costakis, Piñata Post Sound Mix: PKA Scotty Beam, Cleod9 Music Additional Support: The Castros Family, Trout Creek Orchard, JT Lehman, Jose Muro, Mercado Guadalajara
SLIPPING THE SURLY BONDS
Tom Lehman is a retired Alaska Airlines pilot who lives in Corbett, OR. He owns a two-seater Super Cub, a rugged, agile craft preferred by Alaskan bush pilots. Tom keeps the plane in a hangar barn he built on his property. DP: Michael Hanson, David Hanson Edit: Michael Hanson Second Camera: Brett Schwager
Michael's neighbor Ronnie is a really nice guy. He frequently rides his John Deere over to Michael's house to talk about the weather, gardening, and the general state of the world. One day he told Michael he's been eating a T-bone or Ribeye steak every day for the last six years ever since his doc recommended he not eat carbs. I guess you could say Ronnie went paleo. He did not say paleo. He just said he "got on steak." He monitors the butcher sales at the local grocery and buys as many as 50 discounted steaks at a time. So we made a short film about Ronnie and his steak diet.
REPUBLIC OF BASEBALL
The Republic Of Baseball is a multi-media project created in collaboration with Plains of Yonder. A raw, surreal, anthropological journey to the island of Hispaniola where cultures have mixed in bloody power shifts for centuries. The joy and innocence of boyhood collide with the impatient expectations of the economic salvation of baseball. The young boy's game quickly becomes a desperate opportunity to raise his family out of poverty. The project continues to expand in vision to include intersections of documentary film, experimental music, audio interactive, Virtual Reality and physical mediums. PRODUCER/DP: Michael Hanson + David Hanson EDITOR: Mark Bashore / Plains of Yonder COLOR: Dan McComb MUSIC: TheMind, Roberto Muschi, The Monte Verde Choir/John Elliot Gardiner