In honor of Father’s Day this year I wanted to create something a little more personal. Something to celebrate the connection I share with my son and our love of nature. The foundational audio of this film is the poem ‘IF’ written in 1895 By Rudyard Kipling recited here by Dennis Hopper on The Johnny Cash Show, September 30, 1970. This is my all time favorite poem and moves me in ways very few words ever have. The beliefs and principles in this poem have become a family creed for myself, my son, and many others in our lives. The film was shot on a piece of land near the Umpqua River in Oregon. I’ve been visiting this amazing place since I was baby and it holds a particularly special place in my heart. This trip marked the first time my son got to experience this wild and beautiful place. It was truly magnificent to see it all through the eyes of a young boy once again.
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and all the children in our Spirithoods family.
-Marley Marotta (SpiritHoods Co-Founder)