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WYATZ 66: The Wyatt Eddy Story

The story of teenage brothers Wade and Wyatt Eddy, their love of old cars and how a surfing tragedy forever bonded their family, friends and SoCal community with an old Ford truck named Elmer.

  • Erik Light
    Writer Director Producer
  • Chuck Smith
  • Ken Calcaterra, Jon Danovic, Tucker Neary, Chuck Smith, Scott Smith, Devin Williams
    Camera Operators
  • Brett Harris, Mike Nelson, Josh Rish, Doheny Footage (in honor of Brian Bloss)
    Drone Operators
  • Brian Sheehan
    Finishing Editor and Colorist
  • Fadhel Dabbagh, Elliott Krejci
    Digital Artists
  • Dave, Wendy & Wade Eddy
    Wyatt's Family
  • Uncle Mike, Uncle Wayne & Aunt Sue, Grandpa Terry & Grandma Ninik, Stassin Sexton (Fun Uncle)
    Wyatt's Kentucky Family
  • Luke Aragon, Andrew Ciscel, Reese Ecklund, Jesse Goodbar, Emerson King, Jack Morton, Nate Newhart, Jason Salmon, Scotty Thompson
    Wyatt's Friends
  • Gail & George Andrews, Darryl Boyd, Chaplain Kathleen Braun, Colonel Ted Brewer (retired), Greg Browning, Calvin Burrage, Brian Carlson, Daniel DelCastillo, Aj Dia, Nita Doshi MD, Tim Emerson, Josh Ferguson, Gary Goodman MD, Alan Hoover, Steve Hunt, Kendall King, Mitch Maciel, Suresh Magge MD, Dave McGraw, Jack Morehouse, Mario Pech, Daniel & Quay Reis, Dawid Szmyd, Eddie Talbot
    Special Thanks
  • Emily Tanaka, David Thibert (in memory of Cherrisa), The Aragon Family, The Ciscel Family, The Ecklund Family, The Goodbar Family, The King Family, The Morton Family, The Newhart Family, The Salmon Family, The Thompson Family
    Special Thanks cont...
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  • Runtime:
    46 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    HD 1920 x 1080, Digital, RED
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Director Biography

Erik Light is a storyteller whose curiosity has led him to exceptional people living extraordinary lives. At the end of 2020, he quit his day job, bought an old truck and set out across the country, collecting stories of old iron souls and their deep connection with families who keep them on the road. Rust Bucket Rembrandts is the long-awaited project that marks Erik’s journey towards an extraordinary life of his own.

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