'Journey to Kathmandu' follows the once-in-a-lifetime trek that goats make from their farmland lives in Tibet to their sacrificial deaths in Kathmandu, at the height of the all-important Nepalese Dashain Festival.
Journey to Kathmandu: Deluxe Director's & Goats' Edition
Every great Journey comes with a sacrifice.
Watch as goats make their once-in-a-lifetime trek from their farmland lives in Tibet to their sacrificial deaths in Kathmandu during the Nepalese Dashain Festival.
Purchase of the Deluxe Director's & Goat's Edition comes loaded with behind-the-scenes footage, director's commentary, shorts, and deleted scenes. Regardless if you're simply looking for more info on the making of 'J2K' or you're a budding independent filmmaker (or just a fan of goats!), this is a must-have for anyone who enjoys gaining insight into what goes into the making of an independent documentary in a developing country.
Ever wonder what goes into the making of an original score? Take a peek within and see the magic that is made by musicians Samuel D. Ross and Jared Jensen as they collaborate on the score for 'Journey to Kathmandu'.
Five days into shooting 'Journey', I experience the independent (ie low budget) filmmaker's biggest nightmare - my camera dies. After this experience, I promised myself never to be put into this type of situation ever again.
Often when filming in developing countries, you have the (mis)fortune of taking local forms of transport. In this clip, I share what it's like to take bus transportation on the biggest holiday of the Nepalese year.
I cut this trailer shortly after returning from filming in Nepal and, if nothing else, is a great example of how often what you initially think a film will be about is not at all the story that you end up with. Especially in documentary filmmaking, the story evolves in ways never imagined.
On one of the days filming in the mountains, I slipped and nearly fell down the side of a rather steep hill. Ever dependable and ever aware porter, Pemba Tamang, gracefully pulled my butt (and camera!) to safety. In the process, he tore up his shoe, which I tried to replace.
This is the original trailer that served as the jumping-off point for the film. I used this to drum up initial interest in the film and would garner an early grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
This is a great example of how a simple teaser - cut before any actual footage of a f...