The Way Out West | 2019

Andrew along with his wife, Ariel, and their 1-year-old son, River, have left town. Accompanied by a few of our crew members, they’ve headed out on a month-long film expedition between Idaho and California.

#RVLife, baby. With a baby.

They’ll be working on four original films that we’re incredibly excited about. If you want to follow the journey, please follow us on Instagram @chispahouse. If you want to support the project financially or karmically, please consider buying some limited-edition merch from our newly-launched store

Project Overview:

We’re developing these films to create episodic series for brands as well as narrative streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, etc). If you or someone you know might be interested in Executive Producer credit, don’t be shy.

Ruby Dog

Working animals bring an uninhibited passion to their jobs. Their drive and love of their human counterparts amplify their abilities and allow them to accomplish more than just humanly-possible. In this story, we follow Ruby, an avalanche rescue dog and her partner Pat. We’ll fly deep into the backcountry of Idaho to showcase the bond they have formed and their abilities in the snow.

Respect the Rock

Phil Powers summited K2 without oxygen and has a first ascent on Denali. But, it was a simple climb on his lunch break that left him with the biggest challenge of his life. After a careless error and a 60ft fall, the CEO of the American Alpine Club had thousands of young climbers looking at him to see how he’d react to the fight of his life.

Protect Our Water

Southern California is filled with passionate amphibious creatures known as surfers. Sadly, they’re rapidly losing their habitat to pollution, development and the rise of a disrespectful and ignorant population. This piece is set against the backdrop of Hansen Surfboards and Dana Point Surf Shop, two of the oldest and most iconic shops in America. We’ll examine the surfing pioneers and their youthful counterparts as they fight alongside the Surfrider Foundation to protect their love.

Tough as a Mother

Ariel is an accomplished rock climber, thrill seeker, and adventurer. But after having her first child, she was left unsure about how to continue embracing her adventurous spirit. Now she is embarking on a cross-country journey with her one-year-old son River to explore public lands and meet other tough moms, so they can together define a new era of motherhood and inspire world-changing values in their kids.

All this…in March?!?

YES. And we can’t wait to share them with you.

In the meantime, you can see more of our work here.

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