“A beautiful meditation on nature’s harmony in what is perhaps America’s most under-appreciated landscape.”
~ Ken Burns, American Documentary Filmmaker
“Desert Dreams . . . could only have been made by someone who has spent years in the landscape, fine-tuning a naturalist’s eye. This film brings you intimately close to rare and beautiful moments and gently invites you to feel the pulse of the seasons. This film is created with deep love and profound respect and lets the desert speak for itself — let it strengthen your resolve to become a steward of the desert.”
~ John Muir Laws / Naturalist, Author, Artist, & Educator
“. . . beautifully done. Your approach to sound makes it something I would watch over and over. My 8-year old son, who only watches a few films by choice—most often Disneyʻs Fox & the Hound, Cars, and Cars 2, insisted that we watch it. He loved it, sat completely engrossed, oblivious to all else going on. Superb production!
~ Greg Budney, Curator of Audio, Macaulay Library, Cornell University
“Your video is spectacular; it’s your best work ever! It will be a big hit with people like me who are familiar with the subject matter. I think that naive viewers will also comprehend the story, but even if they don’t, they should be mesmerized by the visuals and music. It’s such a refreshing change from most other nature programs with their exaggerated, often anthropomorphic narration.”
~ Mark Dimmitt, PhD, former Director of Natural History at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
What a powerful gift to all who are fortunate enough to witness this visual experience. Can’t thank you enough. There were so many moments that were just stunning. I have never been so drawn into something quite like I was with this. Again, thank you.
~ Wylie Baker, Hospice Social Worker
Part of the power of this film is the lack of narration, for sure. Good call! There’s too much talking in the world. It was a relief to have all those beautiful images wash over us without chatter, outside mediation of the experience. Silence is Space.
~ Deb Francine-Hills, Museum Gift Shop Buyer & Marketing Specialist