The Run to the Rising Sun
Producer: Brian Bishop, Real Original
I partnered with Brian Bishop of Real Original to capture the story of a group of non-professional distance runners in Boulder, Colorado and their quest to qualify and compete at the Olympic Trials.
This is very much a look into the untold story of the everyman. These athletes have full time jobs and full lives. But still, they wake up before the sun rises, fit in multiple training sessions everyday, and pay their own race fees. They don't have the benefits of a fully-sponsored athlete to dedicate all their time and energy to train. But that won't stop them from chasing their dreams.
We filmed four episodes leading up to the Olympic Trials - focusing in on personal stories in each episode.
View the entire series below: