“Going Live: Certification program sets science-based standards for greener, greater good” I’ve spent more time in vineyards around the world than any other area of the wine industry and really resonate with the efforts of the wineries to not only reduce impact the environment but improve the land – a teaser to a future documentary film project
A memorable International Pinot Noir (IPNC) dinner at Penner-Ash winery, featuring dishes by the 2015 Top Chef winners to benefit children’s cancer association.
Prolific summer gardens at the entrance to Penner-Ash Winery
Ron & Lynn Penner-Ash with the 2015 Top Chef winner Chef Mei Lin of Los Angeles and runners up Chef Doug Adams, Imperial & Chef Gregory Gourdet, Departure, of Portland, Oregon
Chef Mei Lin & Chef Doug Adams picking a few items from the garden at Penner-Ash winery
I”m thrilled to share the news that ‘Our Story’ video about the history, people and terroir of Washington State wine just won a Telly Award! In the industries premier award for film and video productions “Our Story” was recognized from a field of nearly 12,000 entries from across the globe & awarded the Silver Telly – an honor that less than 10 percent of entries receive – in the Non-Broadcast Productions Travel/Tourism category. Special thanks to Steve Warner & Chris Stone of Washington State Wine, and the creative talents of Dane Henry, Robert Holmes, & Tim Shisler, an amazing team to work with to tell the story of #WaWine!
Here’s the consumer version of “Our Story”:
Here’s a few behind the scenes photos from our video campaign for the Washington State Wine commission. We’ve reunited the same team as the Noble Spirit documentary film: Tim Shisler/ Wit House Productions & myself as producers, Dane Henry/ Deep Roots Media as director / DP, and Bob Holmes as 2nd camera. We’ve also added Sean Haverstock to operate the RC Helicopter and 30 foot jib, and Bryan Liscinsky as 1st AC/ Timelapse.
We’ve enjoyed brainstorming concepts to showcase the dramatic, natural beauty, welcoming spirit, and exceptional wine quality of the Washington wine industry. Special thanks for the Washington State Wine Commission – Stever Warner; executive director, Chris Stone; vice president of marketing & communications, Rob Anderson; marketing director, and Sean Sullivan, consultant – we’ve had a great time working with you and look forward to the next shoots this summer and fall.
Bhutan – the The Last Shangri La, the land of the Thunder Dragon, and a culture that celebrates ‘Gross National Happiness’ over GNP. It’s an idyllic Himalayan kingdom sandwiched between the world superpowers of China and India. The government strictly controls tourism and is one of the last Himalayan kingdoms to resist rampant modernization. Until 1974 there was no currency, all transactions were completed in trade. There’s few places in the world remaining where a visitor can glimpse such a strong cultural heritage still thriving.