Short Documentaries

Short documentaries, from 5 to 20 minutes in length, are perfect for film festivals. They can dive deeper than web films, without the long production timelines or big budgets of broadcast and feature documentaries.

The Passage

In 1974, my 20-year-old parents and uncle Andy built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. My brother and I grew up paddling those wooden canoes in the Virginia rivers and the 1974 adventure became legend in our family - shaping who we’ve become, how we view our parents, and how our parents view themselves. In the summer of 2017, we renovated those canoes and with our aging parents completed their 1974 journey. The Passage is a story about growing up, growing old, and the wild places that define us.

A film by DAY’S EDGE PRODUCTIONS

Additional Photography
KYLE McCBURNIE
ELI SPIEGEL
BEN DAPPEN
ALAN DAPPEN
ANDY DAPPEN
JIMMY DAPPEN
STEVEN CUMMINGS
STEER FILMS

Historic Photographs by
ALAN DAPPEN
ANDY DAPPEN
SARA SCHERR
RICK WILSON
JAN DAPPEN

Animations by
ROOT HOUSE
HEATHER DAPPEN

Color by
DC COLOR | COLORIST ROBBIE CARMAN

Sound Design & Mix by
ONA SOUNDS

Original Score by
ONA SOUNDS

Additional Music by
BALMORHEA ("writers" Robert Lowe and Michael Muller)
MICHAEL NAU
CRISTIAN SCHMIDT

Special Thanks to
MARK DEMING
ASHLEY PEEL
JACOB BOLING
JIMMY DAPPEN
AMANDA DAPPEN
JIM AIKMAN
GRAHAM ZIMMERMAN
ANN KRCIK and THE NORTH FACE
LARRABEE STATE PARK

Created with generous support from NRS

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