Be awake, Be alive

If you ride a motorcycle, then I highly advise you watch this short film by Cale Glendening. In fact you do not need to ride a motorcycle to witness what this video depicts. For us who ride, this video serves testament to the thrill and excitement we experience on two wheels. There is something so exciting and absorbing about a motorcycle. The feeling it creates is primeval, something we lost long ago behind our brown pants and face-brick buildings. Watch the video:


From the director:

Blood & Oil is a short film I have wanted to shoot for some time. It speaks to all avenues of passionate endeavors and the common thread of desire, determination and relentless pursuit it takes to see them through. That feeling that wakes you in the dead of night, the call to action that courses through your veins. It doesn’t matter what you do or what your passion is, there is always room to be challenged, to grow, advance and to be more inspired.

With that heart and intention, Blood & Oil is about wanting to create, be more awake and to be more alive. I have been lucky enough to both work and play with truly ambitious and talented people that push me more everyday, to those people I say a very special thank you.

And I thank you for watching and to those who share this film. It was a very ambitious shooting schedule, we shot 16+ set ups in 9 locations in 3 days, not including the pick up/spontaneous shoot days. A behind the scenes blog is being posted on my website, with extra photos and extra footage!

Produced, Directed and Edited : Cale Glendening

Prose Writer : Chloé Mclennan

Cast : Art Arcinas, Jiimmy Pruitt, Josh Orr,

Caleb Owens, JT Daly, Paul Moak, Patrick Ryan,

Robert Longhurst, Nick Georgiou, Tori Townsend,

Vijay Upadhyaya, Rachel Haag, Yve Assad,

Pap Shirock, Will Fulford, Cassie Locante,

Allison Rusche, Jenna Lane, Blake Williams

Director of Photography : Cale Glendening

Original Music : JT Daly

Sound Design & Final Mix : Defacto Sound

1st AD : Will Fulford

1st AC : Andrew White

Color : John Carrington

Narrator : Jeffrey Buckner Ford

Music “The Blackest Bird” Performed by

JT Daly & The Blood Orchestra

The Blood Orchestra Is : Avery Bright, Zach Casebolt,

Katelyn Westergard : Violins

Emily Kohavi : Viola

Austin Hoke & Emily Nelson : Cello and members of RAM

Audio Engineers : Justin March, Devin Vaughan, Zack Zink

Mixed By : Paul Moak at The Smoakstack (Nashville, TN)

Post Production Supervisor : Chloé Mclennan

BTS Photography : Yve Assad, Andrew White

Rentals : TVC Nashville, ELITE Multimedia

Special Thanks : Blackbirds Motorcycle Assembly

Austin Mann, Jordan Bellamy, Moto Moda, Barista Parlor,

The Fuselage, The Fort


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