5 Point Film Festival 2019

5 Point Film Festival 2019

By Morgan Sjogren

The power of the past
The key to the future
The mystery of now
— Doug Miles Sr.

Sitting near the front of a packed auditorium in Carbondale, Colorado at a film festival, where I expect a constant roll out of “bro style” adventure films, I got goosebumps as Apache Skateboards founder Doug Miles Sr. shared his philosophy as a crew of native skaters shred across the screen.

The Mystery Of Now is a short biopic of how the convergence and art and skateboarding are giving the youth of the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona a new voice.

And so is 5Point Film Festival whose mission statement reflects the diverse line up of films selected this year:

Stories of adventure have the power to ignite positive change in our communities and our world. Through adventure, we find our best selves and encourage those around us to do the same.

After 4 days of binge watching the freshest outdoor films, ranging from full-on documentaries to artistic shorts, I returned home to the Four Corners inspired to dig into my next adventures and share more stories in new ways (mission accomplished 5Point).

A few films stood out and are available online for your viewing pleasure:


The Mystery Of Now

https://www.themysteryofnow.com

Directed by AUDREY BUCHANAN

Co-written by DOUGLAS MILES & AUDREY BUCHANAN

Produced by DOUGLAS MILES & KAYLEE COLE

Executive Producers DREAM HAMPTON, ARCHIE & VIJAY CHATTHA, AUDREY BUCHANAN

Director of Photography CARLOS REYES

Edited by CARLOS REYES & KEVIN SCHLANSER

With special guest TOMMY GUERRERO


The Movement

https://www.jaybirdsport.com/en-us/staging/run-wild-the-movement.html

Presented by Jaybird

A Camp4 Collective production starring Rory Bosio

Director Tim Kemple

Cinematography Tim Kemple & Colette McInerney

Editor David Cleeland Assistant Editor Wade Dunstan

Post Production Supervisor Kristin Lane

Music Supervisor Jonathan Hecht Colorist Nice Shoes

Sound Design & Mix Tiny Lion

Produced by Danny Taff


Creek Sessions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypOPRjsf8AQ

Brought to you by Chaco

Produced by Stept Studios

Director Tahria Sheather

Executive Producer Lindsey Hagen

Cinematographer & Editor Chris Naum


The Brotherhood of Skiing

https://vimeo.com/318824416

Filmed & Directed by Tyler Wilkinson-Ray and Colin Arisman

Post Production by Luke Kantola, Tyler Wilkinson-Ray and Colin Arisman

Produced by Faith. E Briggs


Blue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Og1lg3aG8

Producer Lee Hart

Director & Director of Photography Aly Nicklas

Second Camera Alisa Geiser


The Litas

https://vimeo.com/291605603

Brought to you by Red Bull Media House 

Featuring Gevin Fax & The Litas 

Produced by Stept Studios 

Director William Desena 

Executive Producer Lindsey Hagen Associate Producer Megan Arizmendi

Director of Photography Cam Riley

16mm Cinematography Ian Boll

Gaffer Matt Pothier

Grip Brody Thompson

Post Production Supervisor Connor Scofield

Editor Cameron Boll Colorist Carlos Flores AC Chris Naum 

Assistant Editor Christian Carvallo, Chris Naum

Sound Design Leigh Powis

Mix Roman Richards