Favorite on-set memory?
When producing our short doc, Venture Out, we attempted to summit Mount Ida in Rocky Mountain National Park with thirteen hikers. We started at 4:30am hiking with headlamps in complete darkness. Just as the sun was coming up we rounded a corner and came across four huge bull elk about 50 feet from the trail. It was just the end of rutting season and they didn’t look too happy to see us. We waited for about twenty minutes to see if they would move, but they wouldn’t. Eventually we just decided to all stick together and make as much noise as possible in hiking by. Next thing I new we were hiking by the elk singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” in unison and laughing. We made it through in one piece, it was definitely pretty scary but also so funny.
Craziest on-set/en route to set adventure?
Driving down to the U.S.-Mexico border to drop Brandon, the main character in Constant Thought, off at the PCT Southern Terminus was a surreal experience. I had never been to the border and it felt like such a strange, alien place to me.
More About Brian Lewis
Palmer is an award-winning filmmaker rooted in activism who focuses on using the devices at hand in our visual and media culture that can drive our society to make change. His short films have been show around the world, winning both awards and high praise. A Swiss Army knife of knowledge and skills, you’ll often hear him planning his next shoot as often as you’ll find him on set holding a camera or sitting in the editing room. Interested in stories of humans, our planet, and the interactions of the two, Palmer often works with organizations, non-profits, and brands in honing in on their mission in a visual format. He currently lives in Oakland, California, and is the co-founder of Spruce Tone Films.
Check out more of his work here: palmermorse.com.