'For the First Time'
Set amidst the summer breeze and stunning Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, a group of first-time paddlers set out on a journey of discovery. Filled with required moments where nature always gives back more than what you give her, they self-discover their humanity in ways they never knew they needed”
Best Documentary Short
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
'A Second Chance'
On a chance escape day off, a mother of two teenage daughters and a son, re-opens long hidden wounds. Struggling not to reveal her struggle while rock climbing with friends, she realizes there’s a chance to restart her life, her way.”
Other Documentaries we love
'Bigotry to Brook Trout'
Features one man’s transformation from a life of ignorance and hate to quiet solitude on the waters of northern Minnesota. Hard truth and honest self-reflection parallel the beauty of fall brook trout in this rare display of vulnerability and acceptance. Producer, Blue Forest Films. Lead Actor, Geoff Vukelich.
long hidden wounds. Struggling not to reveal her struggle while rock climbing with friends, she realizes there’s a chance to restart her life, her way.”
An award-winning documentary that tells the inspiring journey of three underserved teenage boys from Atlanta who attempt to climb four 12,000 ft snow-capped peaks in the heart of the Colorado wilderness. Director, Michiel Thomas. Lead Actors, Ahmani Armstrong, Nicholas Burton, Clifford Chalmers.
"Our vision is to see potential and people's ingenuity to solve challenges. Self-discovery is always a central theme in our films, to create possibility and inspiration, for viewers to place themselves in the context of what they're experiencing."
Christopher Aumen, Aumen Films
A well-regarded and in-demand video and film production company, Christopher Aumen is
as comfortable in a Director’s chair as he is behind the lens. He brings an artistic eye and sensibility to
capture the story needing to be told. Also a drone expert, he is fearless and puts himself and his team
into any environment required to capture what’s needed. Avis, Mevo and X3 are among their clients.
Matt has built his expertise from a hobby shooting action sports photography and
videography into a highly successful business. As an adventurer himself, he brings an
intrinsic ability to story tell and to understand nuance and the details that matter. His
comfort in getting deeply inside a story and revealing it honestly is extraordinary
Matt loves crafting images with light and camera movement to fit the story and
emotional connection for the viewer. He’s also built a new business that rents gear, from
entire mobile units to selective combinations to suit other professional’s needs.
Chris Paradysz, Writer/Producer
With a long tenure of starting and operating businesses of scale, Chris specializes in the development and marketing of brands, businesses, personalities and ideas. With this latest venture, film and sound is an extraordinary method for capturing passion and people’s stories, which is at the heart of solving for challenges and creating dreams. And, these are the beginnings of businesses, borne out of the minds of entrepreneurs and their ideas to change the world.
Cody Meassick, Adventure Specialist
Expert in multiple adventure disciplines, and remote emergency medical needs, Cody works closely with talent, and participants, to deliver performances that match the writer and script’s intent. Handling and managing all aspects of the Director and DP’s instruction and vision is his core responsibility.