November 2016 - As protests at the Dakota Access Pipeline became increasingly heated, images of burning cars and masked men were spattered across mainstream media networks. However, behind the headline, a pure and singular spiritual camp was committing itself in prayer to save the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s only water supply.    “Hope Inside the Fire” is a testament to the power of the Natives Americans’ peaceful prayer, that was not covered by other outlets. It is an exploration of the humble act of looking to something bigger than oneself to change circumstance and the struggle of faith that inherently carries: forgiving when hurt, doing good in the face of evil and showing love to an enemy.    Cannes Gold Lions 2017 - Excellence in Music Video    Premiered on Nowness, March 10th 2017, in support of the Native Nations March on Washington    nowness.com/picks/hope-inside-the-fire     VOTD on May 4th 2017    votd.tv/winners/2675/hope-inside-the-fire-foreign-fields    Director: Bennett Johnson Producer: Sam Campodonico-Ludwig DP: Kate Arizmendi 1st AC: Troy Dickerson 2nd AC: Jonathan Rosenblit Editor: Jeremy Huff Colorist: Simon Bourne Color Producer: Adam Sargent Color Prod Co: Framestore Sound Designer: John Burocker Sound Company: Hearby Sound Additional Footage: Unicorn Riot Production Company: All Expanded

"Hope Inside the Fire" Foreign Fields

November 2016 - As protests at the Dakota Access Pipeline became increasingly heated, images of burning cars and masked men were spattered across mainstream media networks. However, behind the headline, a pure and singular spiritual camp was committing itself in prayer to save the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s only water supply.

“Hope Inside the Fire” is a testament to the power of the Natives Americans’ peaceful prayer, that was not covered by other outlets. It is an exploration of the humble act of looking to something bigger than oneself to change circumstance and the struggle of faith that inherently carries: forgiving when hurt, doing good in the face of evil and showing love to an enemy.

Cannes Gold Lions 2017 - Excellence in Music Video

Premiered on Nowness, March 10th 2017, in support of the Native Nations March on Washington nowness.com/picks/hope-inside-the-fire

VOTD on May 4th 2017 votd.tv/winners/2675/hope-inside-the-fire-foreign-fields

Director: Bennett Johnson
Producer: Sam Campodonico-Ludwig
DP: Kate Arizmendi
1st AC: Troy Dickerson
2nd AC: Jonathan Rosenblit
Editor: Jeremy Huff
Colorist: Simon Bourne
Color Producer: Adam Sargent
Color Prod Co: Framestore
Sound Designer: John Burocker
Sound Company: Hearby Sound
Additional Footage: Unicorn Riot
Production Company: All Expanded


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