Directed by Chris Simon and Jerry Dugan for the Western Folklife Center's "Moving Rural Verse" series.

Poem by Linda Hussa.

Gaffer and Timelapse Michael Okimoto

Gaffer Michael Okimoto

DP - Kokei Leung

Gaffer Reno Unit - Michael Okimoto

This video follows Sonny Castille, a former Vegas lounge singer who lost everything to drug addiction. He moved to Reno to settle into a quiet simple life. I met Sonny at a slot machine in the Sands Hotel at 2 a.m., and was moved by his story. It is a real story of a man who committed to the pursuit of his dreams, but was derailed by addiction. It is a story of passing the point of no return, and I felt it would be an affecting narrative for this song.

director: Michael Maxxis
dp: Mike Okimoto
editor: Drew Stevenson
wardrobe/art: Melanie Swerdan
producer: Erika Belis
production company: DNA

An FLF Films production.

Director : Jerry Dugan

Producer : Erika Belis

Gaffer : Michael Okimoto

An FLF Films production.

Director : Jerry Dugan

Producer : Erika Belis

Gaffer : Michael Okimoto

Zuru Fidget Cube "Free the Fidget" directed by Jerry Dugan.

Producer : Erika Belis

Gaffer : Michael Okimoto

Director / DP - Michael Okimoto

Editor - Vincent Moran

Directed by Jerry Dugan for Sky Rocket Toys, LLC. An FLF Films Production. 

Producer : Erika Bellis

Gaffer : Michael Okimoto

Directed by Jerry Dugan for Sky Rocket Toys, LLC. An FLF Films Production. 

Producer : Erika Bellis

Gaffer : Michael Okimoto

An FLF Films production. 

Directed by Jerry Dugan

Time Lapse Technician : Michael Okimoto

 

An FLF Films production.

Director : Jerry Dugan

Producer : Erika Belis

Gaffer : Michael Okimoto

Directed by Jerry Dugan. An FLF Films production.

Gaffer: Michael Okimoto

When it comes to health insurance, the answer should always be, "Yes." Directed by Jerry Dugan. An FLF Films Production. www.flffilms.com

Gaffer: Michael Okimoto

Time-lapse of Earl Christensen painting a mural for Tyde Music.