Live from 5Point Vol. 1

For years, Becca and I have wanted to create a live performance of The Dirtbag Diaries. But with little extra time and money, the idea sat, waiting for its moment. When 5Point Film Festival gurus Julie Kennedy and Beda Calhoun approached me earlier this year about creating a onstage storytelling hour at the festival, I immediately said yes. We interviewed filmmakers and people who were in films featured at 5Point and let the conversation flow as though we were sitting on the truck tailgate. Today, we present two of these stories. An old soul living in a 22 year-olds body who set out to change his own life and has started a movement in his community. And an angler, who gave away a secret in order to protect a place. The audience has settled in their seats and we’re set-up to record. Baybe Champ and Frank Smethhurst join us on stage. Welcome to the 5Point Film Festival.

Here are the links to the films and music from today’s episode.

Baybe Champ was featured in the movie Scrapertown by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari as part of the series, California Is A Place. You can stay up to date with Champ and The Original Scraper Bike Team, from where the next meet up is to donating to the movement by following their blog. Scrapertown won the Jury Special Selection at 5Point Film Festival.

Felt Soul Media created Running Down The Man in 2007, featuring Frank and William Smethhurst fly fishing for Rooster fish in Baja. Frank also starred in the newest creation, Eastern Rises, which won the People’s Choice at 5Point.

In the next episode we’ll feature Mickey Smith and Nick Waggoner.

Mickey created the viral sensation Dark Side of The Lens, combining stunning footage and poetic words. It won Best Cinematography at 5Point. Legend!

Nick Waggoner is the creative director at Sweetgrass Productions. With best friend and producer Zac Ramras, they created Signatures. We saw a sneak peak of their latest project, Solitaire at 5Point.

Now for the musical interludes!

On the Scene by Baybe Champ The Scraper Bike King. You can download the track for free from his website.

Shields by Sound of Seventy Three   •   Camino a la Nave by Piccola Orchestra Gagarin   •   Synesthésie by Malajube

Some music provided by IODA Promonet.

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