Riding the Shadow

Riding the Shadow is our independent documentary about nature’s roles in grief recovery. The film follows our Executive Director Paul Talley on a bikepacking trip on the Colorado Trail. This honest portrayal of grief, faith, and nature was nominated for Best Cinematography at the Deep in the Heart film festival and has won awards for Best Documentary Short at the Deep in the heart of Texas Film festival and Best Living world film at the London Mountain Film Festival.

The film was recently selected for the World Trails Film festival. This festival takes place in Sept after the World Trails Conf in Skiathos, Greece. The conference and the festival bring trail advocates, leaders, and organizations from around the world together to discuss important issues of trail advocacy and stewardship. After the festival, the film will go on tour around the world with the festival to help raise money for local trail-building organizations across the globe.

Our plan is to release the film to the public in late 2022 or early 2023! Watch social media for up-to-date announcements.