Grace and Newfoundland Donation

Amazing how folks from all over are stepping up to see the Lost Sea Expedition series make its way to public television. Recently, we received a donation from someone in a remote Newfoundland community.

Day 1: Polly gets the grand send off from the folks at the heritage site outside St Anthony. It would take Polly and I half a year to make our way to St John's, the capital
Day 1: Polly gets the grand send off from the folks at the heritage site outside St Anthony. It would take Polly and I half a year to make our way to St John’s, the capital

I’m honored Newfoundlanders remembered the half year Polly and I spent rambling their rocky island. Continue reading “Grace and Newfoundland Donation”

Tour the Lost Sea Expedition Saturday, October 15, 2016

Your wagon tour begins here.....and goes about 10 feet. Welcome!
Your wagon tour begins here…..and goes about 10 feet. Welcome!
 Hey, let’s catch up this Saturday morning at the Lost Sea Wagon.

Yep, the wagon will be on display at Saunders Family Farms and general store outside Hickory, NC. You can squeeze inside.  Take your hand at writing at the insanely small writing desk. Say, “damn this thing is tight!!” Continue reading “Tour the Lost Sea Expedition Saturday, October 15, 2016”

Filming With a Hankie in the Snow

Mule Polly waits to be photographed in the snow.
Even mule Polly will tell you there’s a LOT of standing around during movie making. Here, she hunkers down in a South Dakota snow while I fiddle with the camera. It sure was worth it go get the footage (though arguably, Polly would have preferred a flake of hay and a stall…)

While I’m snug inside my studio tweaking on the “Lost Sea Expedition” footage, I think back on what it took to get some of that amazing footage. Especially those outdoor scenes in the rain and snow.

Okay, mostly it took a really patient mule! But somebody had to get out there and capture the footage of her marching through the hard times. Continue reading “Filming With a Hankie in the Snow”

Painted Polly and the Prairie Cathedral

Polly gets her portrait. By the Bestiaryist (Julia Carpenter). Acrylic on board.
Polly gets her portrait. By the Bestiaryist (Julia Carpenter). Acrylic on board. More of her work is at consideranimals.com

Walking across the prairie plains with mule Polly, I never imagined the Bestiaryist (aka Julia Carpenter over at consideranimals.com) would paint my trusty voyaging companion. That’s the beautiful thing of long trips. How they take on a life of their own years after you thought they were done. And then I saw it on. An amazing, colorful painting of Polly the day I sold the food from her mouth. Continue reading “Painted Polly and the Prairie Cathedral”

Press and Media Page

Downloads, Images, Press Releases and Wagon BIts
Downloads, Images, Press Releases and Wagon BIts

We’ve just added the Press and Media page for the Lost Sea Expedition TV series.

Who. What. When. Download press releases and photos. In case you have half a minute to spare, you can travel across America with a mule in 30 seconds. Yep, here’s where you can get your hands on the Official Lost Sea Expedition trailers.

Benson Mule Days Invitation and Photos

Mule Polly in the Benson Mule Days Costume Contest
Polly and the Cro Magnon Expedition? No, she’s just hanging out with her old owner, Ronald Hudson, at Benson Mule Days in Benson, NC

Mule Polly, the Lost Sea Expedition wagon and I are spending the weekend visiting with friends at Benson Mule Days. They run from September 23 to 25. Come on down and visit with us. You can even meet Ronald Hudson, Polly’s old owner, and see what he looks like without his mask. Continue reading “Benson Mule Days Invitation and Photos”

Visit Mule Polly in Benson this Sept 22-25

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Mule Polly and the Lost Sea Expedition wagon. You can visit her, and check out the wagon, at Benson Mule days. That’s September 23-25. (Benson, NC)

Hey, come visit mule Polly, me and the wagon we traveled across America in for the Lost Sea Expedition TV series. We’ll be at this week’s Benson Mule Days in Benson, NC. It runs from September 23-25.  Continue reading to see how to find us. Continue reading “Visit Mule Polly in Benson this Sept 22-25”

Creatures of the Lost Sea

This 20 foot fish swam over what is now Kansas. Meet the Lost Sea super-predator Xyphactinus (pronounced "Zi fak tin us".
This 20 foot fish swam over what is now Kansas. Meet the Lost Sea super-predator Xyphactinus – pronounced “Zi fak tin us”. (original artwork by Charlie Frye)

Millions of years ago, the Great Plains were covered by the Lost Sea. It was full of amazing creatures. Think sharks and sea turtles in Kansas.  The Xyphactinus (above) was so fierce, it was known to swallow 6-foot members of its own kind. Continue reading “Creatures of the Lost Sea”

The Lizard and George McKillip

George was 92 when I met him. He was born in a sod house and aimed to die in one. He lived alone in his sod house with only the lizards for company. I shot this scene in one long take. No special effects. Just the Lizard. George. Me. And Time.

How will you live at 92?

Learn more about George in the Lost Sea Expedition TV series.