In this episode, filmmakers Sean Slobodan and Shandi Kano join me to discuss their latest, award-winning, documentary film "Forever is Now."
"Forever is Now" recently won the "People's Choice Award" at Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. This is a film about ten people who are Zion National Park’s keepers and caretakers. At a time of increasing tension between recreation and environmental impact, the film follows a path to the future through character stories that are personal, complex, and compelling. Shot in all four seasons across fourteen successive months, the film captures Zion like it’s never been seen before—instilling a sense of awe and ownership for public lands today, tomorrow, and forever.
As with any filmmaking, the story is king. We talk about the importance of good storytelling, how to tell a good story, choosing characters to support your narrative as well as how to develop those characters.
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