ABOUT THE FILM
Meet the Filmmakers
Jesse Swedlund is a film student at Northwestern University and is originally from Beloit, Wisconsin. Passions include people, filmmaking, and the outdoors. Jesse will graduate from Northwestern in December 2013.
Ben originally hails from Glen Rock, New Jersey and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Communications in 2012. Ben currently works at Ajax Workforce Marketing in Chicago. He worked at CAA in 2011.
Meet the Trip Participants
Doug, Steve, and Becky all knew Tyler from different parts of his life. They had the adventure of a lifetime exploring San Francisco together.
Josh, Music Producer
Doug is 23 years old and lives in San Francisco, California. He is a high school drama teacher, high school spiritual retreat planner, and entrepreneur. He and Ty both went to Northwestern and were backpacking counselors together. Each summer before school would start, they would take incoming freshman on week-long hiking trips.
Becky is 24 years old and lives in Los Altos, CA. She works for Google in the Online Sales Department. Becky met Ty at science camp in 2003, and soon after they became best friends. She took him as a date to her prom, and their friendship stayed strong through college, as they frequently exchanged handwritten letters.
Steve is 51, and lives on the Chesapeake Bay in Mathews Co, Virginia. He's a paramedic who transports critical patients between hospitals. When Ty went to work for NASA he rented a room in Steve's condo. What started as a roommate relationship quickly turned into an amazing friendship.