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moments of truth: where humans & animals meet official Trailer

I am excited to share the official trailer for the project's first full length documentary, currently in editing stages and due out in 2018. This trailer is suitable for all audiences, featuring diverse and prominent voices from across the country, and scored by the music of Tom Brosseau. To learn more about the people in this trailer as well as other project participants, you can always visit the interviews gallery, where you'll find a full library containing bio pages and video clips.


Crossing over into Texas, I was caught in a speed trap. Instead of just handing over my license, I was directed to sit in the officer’s patrol car to await a background check. As Henry watched us through the rear window of our Jeep, the officer explained that my California plates added a heightened level of protocol due to a less than congenial “reciprocal relationship” between states, whatever that meant. Nevertheless, he was friendly and talkative, and after calling in my details he asked about my film project. I briefly described what it was about, and then asked if he might be up for a quick interview via my iPhone while we waited. He agreed, and a portion now appears in the trailer above.


 One of my favorite interview experiences - I met Ranger Kyle Thoreson outside Bartlesville Oklahoma at Osage State Park, where Henry and I were camping. He found us during his evening check on a rainy night, sleeping in the back of our Jeep because I had left our tent poles in a field back in Missouri. Not only did he agree to an interview the next morning on his day off, but he located some tent poles in the park’s lost and found and cut them to fit our little tent, which we slept in for the next many months, always remembering Kyle’s kindness.

One of my favorite interview experiences - I met Ranger Kyle Thoreson outside Bartlesville Oklahoma at Osage State Park, where Henry and I were camping. He found us during his evening check on a rainy night, sleeping in the back of our Jeep because I had left our tent poles in a field back in Missouri. Not only did he agree to an interview the next morning on his day off, but he located some tent poles in the park’s lost and found and cut them to fit our little tent, which we slept in for the next many months, always remembering Kyle’s kindness.


While photographing at a western riding competition in Mariposa, CA, I was struck by the directness in the gaze of this young girl - in her confidence and the world of experience it suggests.


 Marfa, Texas is one of my favorite places in America. While Henry and I explored this odd and wonderful town, I came upon these little notes all with the same message.

Marfa, Texas is one of my favorite places in America. While Henry and I explored this odd and wonderful town, I came upon these little notes all with the same message.