DeVaughn is a 15-year-old kid from New York City who loves skateboarding and craves a “quiet place” to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. This film follows DeVaughn on a weekend-long group camping trip with Camping To Connect, a BIPOC-led mentorship program that teaches leadership, brotherhood, and inclusion in the outdoors. One leader states, “these kinds of conversations are rare for men that look like us”. As the film weaves between the city and the woods, a place that is unfamiliar and historically inaccessible to these kids, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that “quiet place”.
This film was part of
Fall Series 2022
and is no longer available for viewing.
Alex Cullen is a director, cinematographer, and partner at Resonant Pictures. His first documentary film, “Fair Chase” premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix. As a cinematographer, the Resonant films “16 Bars” screened at Doc NYC and “200 Miles”at Tribeca.
His commercial breakout was directing the viral commercial “Love” for Honey Maid, a collaboration with the ad agency Droga5 that turned hate speech into a message of inclusiveness. Since then, he’s made his mark in NYC with an eye for dramatic frames, creating work for clients like Jameson Irish Whisky, Delta Airlines, and Adidas.