“Drawn,” produced and directed by artist, rock climber and father Jeremy Collins, is an emotionally evocative work of art – literally. The film combines Collins’ famous illustrations with footage from adventures to four exotic summits, as he searches for closure after the death of his good friend Jonny Copp. The result is a multimedia experience that includes a live drawing performance overlaid with beautiful projections of stars.
After Copp passed away in a tragic avalanche, Collins set out on an epic journey to find balance between the necessity of adventure and the importance of home and family.
On one trip to a summit in Venezuela, the crew never made it to the top due to multiple setbacks, including fractured bones and abysmal weather. They learned that even though everything doesn’t always go as planned, there is joy and meaning in the journey to these incredible destinations.
The film tells the story of heartbreak, recovery, happiness and family through its inspiring imagery, handcrafted illustrations and touching soundtrack. After witnessing Collins’ struggle with finding meaning after tragedy and discovering solace in his family, the audience was left with a new perspective on the brevity of life.