I was invited recently to an investor preview of a new documentary being produced right here in Bellingham. One of the executive producers of the film was a senior portrait client of mine, Logan Barnett. Maybe you recognize him from his senior portrait, below, featured on website.
Logan is a cool guy. As a senior, he already had a knack for the dramatic. The spot we chose for his senior picture was a waterside location not far from his home where he often liked to go. I loved the place for its mood and range of color. The canvas print hangs in my studio too, as well as his parents home. Another cool thing about Logan, he brought his cat for some of the session. The Siamese wasn’t thrilled about sitting still for the portrait but we managed to pull off a few and ended up with a terrific image.
While I couldn’t attend the preview, I received a very handsome brochure about the movie, detailing its background, budget and investment needs. ( Among those listed on the film’s team is comedian and producer Ryan Stiles.) From the description, it sounds like a very intriguing documentary.
“Out of Nothing is a story of human perseverance, character and the pursuit of extraordinary achievement,” the brochure reads.
“Out of Nothing tells the inspirational true story of four tenacious men who risk everything to conquer the world records of land speed racing. Meant for anyone who has ever had a dream, Out of Nothing is a close-up on personal character; character built not by a singular moment of success, but by the experiences that herald success.”
The feature-length documentary was filmed in high-definition video at the Bonneville Salt flats where the brothers, Carl and Mark, set a new speed record for motorcycles. What a backdrop for this inspirational story.
The production company has already logged in more than 90 hours of footage and are now moving into the post-production stage. They could use more investors to help them finish it up.
For more information about the film, contact Logan by e-mailing him at: OutofNothing@P51Pictures.com.