Private Project

All the Way to Tacoma

Songwriter/Performer Caitlyn Smith and four other Nashville based writers travel by train across the country on their way to Tacoma. The trip evolved over three thousand miles from a single song writing session and a google maps mistake to a Garth Brooks album recording and finally a new albums worth of songs written while on an Amtrak train. Other writers include Ruston Kelly, Bob Deipiro, Producer Paul Moak, and Rollie Gaalswyk.

  • Justin Key
    North of Everything
  • Caitlyn Smith, Ruston Kelly, Bob Deipiro, Paul Moak, Rollie Gaalswyk
    Key Cast
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    Music, Travel, Songwriting
  • Runtime:
    40 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Justin Key

A native Nashvillian, Justin is originally a photographer by trade and the former Creative Director for Taylor Swift and various other country music artists. After spending eight years overseeing the creative for Ms. Swift and Big Machine Records he opened his own production house and content agency situated just south of downtown. His current roster of work includes music videos from every major record label as well as commercial series for various trade organizations and clients.

His first project at the helm of Wilder Media was an independent documentary film entitled North of Everything. The film was a personal journey across Iceland speaking with strangers and developing lasting friendships through a unique travelogue.

His current project All The Way to Tacoma allowed him to dive deep into the Nashville tradition of songwriting and tell a the story of one deeply rooted songwriter in Caitlyn Smith.

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