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As we pick up steam this spring and prepare to return to Valentine this summer, we’re excited to share a first glimpse at where our work is headed in our new trailer.
This summer, we’ll return to Valentine to finish what have always been in our mind the capstone pieces to Fly Over Me - a documentary film that merges the work we did last summer into one coalescent piece, as well as a book that presents the best photos and stories we’ve produced over the course of the project.
Our goal remains the same as it has from the very onset. We want to share with an outside audience what life for the people of rural United States really means--their hopes, aspirations, struggles, their day-to-day. It’s an important part of our culture that we feel is too often ignored or undermined by most traditional media outlets.
In the coming weeks, our team will expand from four people to nine to include some of the most talented photographers, videographers, and writers that we know. That these new collaborators share our vision is of the utmost importance. These are people who, in one way or another, have been with Fly Over Me all along, following our work, offering advice, lending extra hands and equipment when need be.
With their help, we’ll be able to work efficiently and exhaustively in developing and executing the concept for our final work in Valentine.
We hope you are as thrilled as we are to get Fly Over Me rolling again. We’ve developed a short trailer as a preview for what’s to come. As always, you have our sincerest thanks for tuning in, following along, and sharing with your friends. Please contact us with any questions, comments, and concerns.