The Making of "The Journey" -Paul Brandt x New American Dreamers

In August Philip was asked to shoot and direct our friend and country music legend Paul Brandt’s new music video featuring his latest song entitled “The Journey”. Paul is one of Canada’s most awarded country music stars and was just inducted into Canada’s Country Music Hall of Fame. Not only is he a brilliant musician and singer, but he is all around an incredible human. His passion for philanthropic efforts that better the world is an inspiration to our family and to many others. When Paul first reached out we were Incredibly humbled and privileged that he not only was asking for us to be apart of the technical creation, but that he wanted our family to become the heart beat, spirit and the essence of the video. It was an absolute blast to be apart of this. 

For our family the concept of the song itself “The Journey” resonates with how we’ve chosen to live out our own story. Every day seeking to find that balance between living each day fully in the moment and also living intentionally with a vision for our future.

The film showcases Paul Brandt in several of San Diego County’s most beautiful locations from the vista filled Sunrise Highway to the stunning Anza-Borrego Desert. 

We loved getting to give you all a glimpse into some of our precious moments that we have shared as a family. You’ll see moments from some of our favorite spots in our gorgeous country including several from Esther’s home state Alaska.

We put together a little BTS video that includes some highlights. Little Phil got to direct a scene as well another highlight being the moment we met two local legends. Both of these veterans were a blast and so kind. John P. Baca is purple heart recipient and his story is one worth reading and we hope you’ll take the time to look him up and be as inspired by his selfless heroism as we were. 

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The New American Dreamers (i.e. Phil, Esther & Phil Jr.)