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When I think of the wilderness, the Pacific Northwest is one of the first places that comes to mind. Drive 20 minutes from any city in the region and you'll find yourself surrounded by ancient forest, rivers teeming with fish, and silence.
For thousands of years, the only people that lived there were the Native Americans. When settlers first came from Europe in the late 1700s, they started in the east and slowly moved west, through the great plains and finally over the Rocky Mountains to California. They didn't reach the land known as Cascadia until the 1850s. Today, even the oldest structures in the cities are still young.
Man hasn't has as much of a chance to leave a footprint in the Pacific Northwest as he has in other parts of America.
This film is my attempt to capture a small part of the untouched beauty of the Pacific Northwest. If you want to see the country as it once was, untouched by human interaction, get up to Cascadia now.

  • Matthew Johnson
  • Rachel Johnson
  • Josh Garrels
  • kangaroovindaloo
    Sound Effects
  • Michael Koehler
    Sound Effects
  • Eelke Decker
    Sound Effects
  • inchadney
    Sound Effects
  • David Schaffer
    Sound Effects
  • Damien Devaux
    Sound Effects
  • MAJ061785
    Sound Effects
  • moloch777
    Sound Effects
  • Owl
    Sound Effects
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  • Genres:
    Drone, Landscape, Environmental, Nature
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    August 7, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    GoPro Hero 4 Black, Canon 7D
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Director Biography - Matthew Johnson

Matt has been filming videos since 2006. Aside from film, he loves his wife Rachel, hamburgers, and Jesus.

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Director Statement

I've always enjoyed the emotions that a good scene generates. My parents have VHS tapes of me at 10 years old, directing my mother to hang some black trash bags in front of our fireplace to make it look like outer space. Once the set was properly dressed, I directed my brother and friends to have a lightsaber battle in front of it while John Williams' Star Wars theme played. There are multiple takes of me yelling "cut" and telling them to start over because the choreography wasn't up to my high standards. Video creation continued as a hobby, but it wasn't until I won a video contest my university was holding in 2008 that things really took off. Texas A&M's Division of Marketing and Communications hired me as an intern and I started making videos for them, and anyone else who wanted them. That trend has continued to this day.