This is a film made primarily by one person. My wife was my only crew, and she has no background in film, but made a great helper :). Like a lot of people on here, I’ve been a fan of the chase since it was featured on the today show a few years ago. These last few years it’s been my dream film to make, and I always thought it was out of reach to do. Financially, logistically, etc. How could I rent the gear, fly across the country, get a rental car, lodging, etc? I then got inspired by what I was reading about Forrest and the stories of the searchers, many with the same challenges I faced as a filmmaker. At that point something clicked in my head, and I decided it was time to stop talking about it, and just take the risk and do it.
Well here we are about 7 months since this project officially began. It has been a great experience so far, something I’ll never forget. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a part of the country I’ve never been to, New Mexico and Colorado, as well as meeting a bunch of new, interesting, and just plain good people. I want to specifically mention four searchers that I spent the most time with and were the most instrumental in the film being made at all. They’ve been particularly great to both film with, and get to know beyond the film. Those are Sacha J., James G., David Rice, and Cynthia Meachum. There are several other searchers I enjoyed meeting as well.