When you think of ice climbing, the sunny Okanagan Valley is probably one of the last places you would consider. Ephemera is a short film about ice climbing in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia Canada. Ice climbs have a dichotomous strength and delicacy, and the people that attempt to ascend them are resilient and determined. Though the ice climbing is unreliable, scarce, and fleeting due to the mild winters in the Okanagan, it does exist… it all depends on how badly you want to find it.
Some people know Dave Mai as a music producer, others know him as a photographer, or as a musician… one special person knows him as “daddy”. These days, he defines himself as an adventure filmmaker. Dave is a creator who follows his heart, searching for the next story to tell through the lens of his mind.