Personal Project – Back to Big Sky with Jeff Zwart

This short film wouldn’t have been possible without Jeff Zwart’s enthusiasm for driving and willingness to rip them on gravel roads.

It also wouldn’t have been possible without my friends Brandon Kado and Alex Tabazcka – who joined me in camera operating for this shoot.

Finally, having Alex Bernstein, Larry Chen, and Louis Yio on set to photograph the action too was the icing on the cake – plus it made for a good crew to go get Mexican food with after we wrapped filming for the day.

It was really cool to be able to tell Jeff Zwart’s 1990 Porsche Carrera 4 Rally story. Most people aren’t able to hang onto their first cars or race cars – as they continue to grow in their careers. However, Jeff was and he is the only owner of his very special Carrera 4 rally car. The Carrera 4 is significant to Jeff’s racing career because it brought him his first class victory at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and a 2nd place overall finish in the US Pro Rally Championship. 25 years later he is still able to slide it and drive it as it was intended to be driven at Big Sky Movie Ranch.

Check out Larry and Louis’ Behind the Scenes and action photos from that day.

Hoonigan – Ken Block’s Climbkhana

Two of my favorite things combined. Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate – Gymkhana and Pikes Peak.

Ken Block and his now methanol fueled twin-turbo Hoonicorn Mustang tackle the 14,410 toll road up Pikes Peak.

Was fortunate enough to be a part of the project as a camera operator and drone pilot. Climbkhana was a serious endeavor and the mountain gave us some real challenges – resulting in three trips back to Colorado to capture all of the footage necessary to make the end film. Was a great time to work with Jeff Zwart, who I’ve filmed many times at Pikes Peak racing and my friends at Hoonigan on this one!

 
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