Mile, Mile & A Half
award-winning feature DOCUmENTARY
on iTunes Top 10 for 7 weeks
listed in Top 25 awesome Outdoor films of all time by Backpacker magazine, Premiered at Dances With Films with unprecedented double,simultaneous, sold-out screenings
Aired on National Georgraphic as “Best Hike in the World”
Audience Award for Best Documentary at Dances with Film & Eco Doc Award at San Pedro Film Festival
74 screenings and 11 film festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, Italy, U.K. & Antarctica
Brief Synopsis: In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California’s historic John Muir Trail, a 211- mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.). Their goal -- complete the journey in 25 days while capturing the amazing sights & sounds they encounter along the way.
Inspired by their bond, humor, artistry & dedication, the group continues to grow: to include other artists, musi- cians & adventure seekers. Before they all reach the summit, hikers and viewers alike affirm the old adage -- it’s about the journey, not the destination.
Mile... Mile & A Half is the feature-length documentary of that journey.
a film by The Muir Project
“MILE... MILE & A HALF”
featuring music by OPUS ORANGE
editing by EDWARD CHIN
directors of photography RIC SERENA & JASON FITZPATRICK
sound designer DURAND TRENCH
original score by PAUL BESSENBACHER & BERNARD CHADWICK
still photography by JEN SERENA
journal artwork by KOLBY KIRK
produced by JASON FITZPATRICK, ZEE HATLEY, JEN SERENA, RIC SERENA, & DURAND TRENCH co-producer KIA M. KISO
written by JASON FITZPATRICK
directed by JASON FITZPATRICK & RIC SERENA
sponsored by Kickstarter Backers, American Hiking Society, REI, Osprey Backpacks, Angry Bear, Adventure 16,Camelback, Tarma, PCTA