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In her relentless pursuit of happiness, Nichole found herself drawn to the exhilarating realm of canyoneering. Little did she know that this new daring interest would lead to a life-altering 60-foot fall, during which she would catch a glimpse of the happiness she was chasing.

A perilous volunteer search and rescue mission brought Nichole to safety only to face a new set of challenges and severe physical injuries.

Determined to regain her former life, Nichole disregarded her pain and learnings and continued the repetitive cycle of pushing toward a perceived happiness that was always just out of reach. At her lowest point, Nichole was forced to quit pushing against her reality, to sit still and ultimately uncover the secret path to happiness.

  • Baylee Sinner
  • Baylee Sinner
  • Nichole Doane
  • Troy Adam Gordon
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Action, Adventure, Sport, Accident, Recovery
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, Sony, Digital, Various
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Director Biography - Baylee Sinner

Seattle-based producer and director with a focus on advertising and documentary films.

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Director Statement

In 2017, during my impulsive decision to join yoga teacher training as a stress-relief from my commercial advertising job, I unexpectedly crossed paths with Nichole. At that time, she sat in a wheelchair, her pelvis held together by a metal bar. Little did I know that this encounter would mark the beginning of a transformative 5-year journey.

Not only is Nichole the central focus of the film, but also a producer, and a very important person in my life. Our shared experience has tested us in countless ways, becoming profound sources of growth and enlightenment and often paralleling themes displayed in the film. It’s my goal to help those universal themes come to life so that viewers can think about how they apply to their own life.

Over the years, we’ve compiled user sourced images, cinematic reenactments, and beautiful designs to help tell the story. I want the audience to get lost in the story as it blends what a traditional documentary is using narrative story elements and Nichole’s natural on camera presence to deliver an impactful message that people can begin applying to their own lives.