The 2019 Fellowship
The 2019 Fellowship will be in Colorado and we will focus our lens on an incredible love story between a brother, sister and their shared passion for the outdoors. Mackenzie McGrath is a climber, alpinist & all around incredible individual who followed in her brothers footsteps throughout her entire life. Their shared passion for climbing, outdoor preservation and activism fueled incredible journeys around the world. In 2015 Taurin McGrath, Mackenzie's beloved brother passed away from esophageal cancer. Fueled by the memory of her brother, their shared friendship and a detailed journal he left behind, Mackenzie has spent the last few years visiting some of the worlds most beautiful locations, mountain peaks and places visited by Taurin to spread his ashes and continue their adventures together.
The beautiful dedication to preserve her brothers memory is only part of the story. Since her brothers death, Mackenzie has become the Program Director at “First Descents”, a non-profit organization focusing on taking cancer fighters and survivors into the outdoors to experience climbing, kayaking and other adventure driven activities. When Taurin became sick, First Descents invited him to participate in their program, however he was too ill to take part. Mackenzie’s ability to help others experience what Taurin couldn’t is a profound way to connect and continue his legacy through her extraordinary life.
Dates: The 2019 fellowship will be a 4 week program arriving on July 1st and departing on August 2nd from Denver Colorado.
June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th: Weekly Skype Pre-Program Meetings
July 1st: Fellows Arrive Denver, CO
July 2nd - 16th: Fellowship Film REPEAT Curriculum (Review, Education, Practical Application, Explore, Assess, Teach)
July 17th - 23rd: Pre-Production
July 24th - 30th: Featured Film Production
July 31st - August 1st: Complete Introspective Film
August 2nd: Fellows Depart Denver, CO