INTERVIEWS & PRESS

- PRESS ON EMPTY AMERICA - 

An interview for Outlook Magazine, in India, on Covid-19 and children's health from the director of Empty America and The High documentaries.

News story with Kim DeGuilio from Channel 4 Detroit about the making of Empty America a documentary shot from coast to coast of the United States shut down during COVID-19.

Live podcast interview with Mark Eckel from The Comenius Institute in Indiana.  Talked about my Emmy, filmmaking, and the value of celebrating the small stuff.

- PRESS ON REACHING REALITY - 

Roughly 15 years ago, Barry Walton and two of his surfing buddies bought a 24-foot sailboat, sailed it out the Golden Gate, turned left, and spent months sailing down the coast to Mexico. Though the trip wasn’t at all what Barry was expecting, he brought along a camera, filmed the adventure and just recently turned the footage into a 5-part documentary called Reaching Reality.

Live podcast interview with The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast and  Jeffrey Wettig about the documentary series, Reaching Reality.

Interview breakdown:

0:05:00 - Jeffrey's intro to the interview
0:15:00 - Official start of interview
0:20:00 - Origin of the trip
0:30:00 - Marina del Ray and first boat
0:38:00 - Point Rays and swimming with sharks
0:52:06 - Leaving in February and Dan the masochist
0:55:00 - The accidental jibe around Pt. Conception
1:04:00 - Ian Cairns and the Golden Aussies
1:08:00 - The dream vs. reality of the trip
1:09:00 - Isla Todos Santos and the Whale
1:15:00 - Going deep into Baja, Mex
1:21:00 - Shark hunters and fishing villages in Baja
1:27:00 - Transition back to society and Rhino (the boat)
1:36:00 - How did it impact Dan and Dennis
1:40:00 - Living on a sail boat ~ marina del ray
1:43:00 - Favorite documentaries. (Chasing Bubbles)
1:48:00 - Over Niagara Falls in a barrel and real sailors
1:50:00 - Elana Circumnavigating
1:53:00 - Top 5 sailing docs

Interview with On The Wind Sailing about the experience of making our film, Reaching Reality.

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Review from the online magazine, SAIL on Reaching Reality.  In this age of ultra-high-tech racing machines, it's always refreshing to hear the unpretentious tales of ordinary people falling in love with sailing. Walton and fellow crewmates Dan Wasserman, Dennis Stein remind us that when it comes to following your dreams, there's no time like the present. This charmingly intimate story of friendship and adventure is a hidden gem and not to be missed. 
A publication in SAIL online magazine on the doc series, Reaching Reality

- PRESS ON THE HIGH - 

Live interview and Q & A about the film, The Making of The High in the Himalayas of Northern India.

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Review in VIMOOZ prior to screening in New York City, New York (2015)

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Screening at the SVA Theatre in New York (2015)