A simple fact of both travel and life is that all journeys come to an end. And after nearly four years of planes, trains and sometimes questionable watercraft, my time with LENZ-works Productions has come to an end.
Beginning next week I will return to consulting and contract work. This move will allow me to cast a wider professional net in the film world, as well as provide me with more time to dedicate to the Dapper Traveller project. My first production gig is already lined up with the amazing filmmakers and long-time friends at Kaleidoscope Pictures. Our first filming destination: Geneva, Switzerland. Stay tuned for more on that project.
It goes without saying, however, that this is a bittersweet transition for me. Over the past three-and-a-half years I’ve written and produced more than eighty videos for LENZ-works, and have travelled to more than a dozen countries and countless cities across the US and Hawaii. I’ve watched the sun come up over the Dead Sea, stood at the foot of towering geysers in Kauai and raced to catch the last rays of sunlight over crystal lakes in Finland. I’ve walked among ancient ruins in Crete and Turkey, sailed alongside dolphins off the coast of Madeira and Mexico, and dined with families in Bethlehem and Croatia. I’ve experienced the world in ways few can imagine.
But even more memorable than all the wonderful sites are the talented and generous people I’ve been able to collaborate with. We laughed, we cried, we ranted and raged; we crawled home in the early hours and propped each other up the next morning for another day of filming. We stood together in silent awe at the beauty we found in each new country we discovered. I feel truly blessed to have worked alongside such gifted artists, and more fortunate still to call each of them friend. I will miss them all and hope to have the chance to work with them again in the future.
So onward and upward we go! New adventures, new locations – and new Dapper shenanigans – await.