VIMFF 2014 :: FILMS :: 


USA, 5 minutes, 2013
Directed by Nasa Koski, Austin Siadak and Matt Van Biene
Screening: VIMFF Opening Night, Fri Feb 7 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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Writer Brendan Leonard delivers a dedication to the joys – both big and small – of the climbing life.

Every year we get a little older. How you choose to celebrate is up to you. Take the birthday challenge. Writer Brendan Leonard delivers a dedication to the joys – both big and small – of the climbing life. What are your 35?

Nasa Koski
After a 15 year career in technology, Nasa Koski decided to leave the confines of her office to explore her passions in film, media, and outdoor adventure. Nasa has worked on several Duct Tape Then Beer productions behind the camera, and in the edit suite. An avid climber, her love of film comes in the perfect blend of technology, art, and the outdoors.

Austin Siadak
Some time in his 23rd year, Austin decided to spend half his meager savings on a camera, computer, and some editing software -- even though he had no idea how to use any of it. A few mistakes, a couple successes, and hundreds of hours in the editing suite later, Austin knows that "good storytelling is more important than the sickest slow-motion footage. The best stories are those that reveal moments of raw and pure emotion, unaltered by the pervasive sarcasm and subdued expression of daily life. On every project, I obsess over details and tiny tweaks, always looking for something to improve. Some might call me a perfectionist; they're probably right."
When he's not behind the lens or in front of the computer you can likely find him drinking unhealthy amounts of coffee and getting scared on long routes in the mountains.

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