Jeremy Collins Closes Out the 2015 Adventure Film Festival in Boulder with new film Drawn

Jeremy Collins introduces his film “Drawn” at the 2015 Adventure Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. Collins has proudly been creating the artwork for the festival held at the Boulder Theater for five years and was recently awarded “Most Inspirational Individual” by the Outdoor Industry Association.

“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.


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  1. michaelkodas says:

    I like your photo of Jeremy (but, of course, part of that is because I like Jeremy – we’re from the same town). You’ve captured a pretty good moment, but, as you know, there were more emotive moments than this and I would like to have seen one of those. It’s hard to home in on the tears and grief, but so much of his story deals with that, it’s important to capture that to make the most compelling image. Remember, a big part of working with this kind of media technology is learning to intrude with it.


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