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SPIRITED : The Birder

Spirited: Stories of Passion Born in Maine

Maine can be a quiet place. Coupled with a raw beauty and contemplative pace, it nurtures deep passion within those who pursue a craft. The thinkers and writers, naturalists and farmers… the brewers, chefs, the athletes and artisans — the ones who call Maine home and give it a go here, make for an incredible story.
Spirited is a video series we’ve created to honor that passion in short vignettes.
In The Birder, our fourth episode, we dive into the practice of nature connection, especially through the study and exploration of bird calls with bird language expert, Dan Gardoqui. Following Dan into the field, we learn what inspires him to get outside of our daily lives and live a "wilder" version of our existence — one that fosters a greater patience and appreciation within us for the world around us.

  • Derek Kimball
  • Randy Gaetano
  • Derek Kimball
  • Randy Gaetano
  • Kingspoke
  • Dan Gardoqui
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Nature, Ornithology, Portrait, Listening
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director - Derek Kimball, Randy Gaetano