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Desparada Wines

In November of last year I had the opportunity to shoot a short film on Vailia Esh of Desparada Wines. She's truly a bad*ss, unique person forging her own path in the extremely competitive Paso Robles wine world. She embodies the essence of the name Desparada with her lifestyle and the wine backs that up. Below are 6 teasers to help draw people to the brand. (Having kittens in the video means an instant 100k views right?)

I want to give a very special thanks to James Mills for shooting all this. We had 1 day to shoot all of this content and it was a two person crew. He did an incredible job for only having about 1 hour at each location to shoot. We shot blocked everything on the fly. Special thanks to Phillip Muzzy for Producing and putting up with us for the duration of production. 

I also want to thank Ian Springer for composing the incredible music involved in this piece. It adds vibrant character and emotion to the story and embodies the masculine and the feminine. Thanks to Tim Schmalz for mixing the long vignette, and to Chuck Bein of See Music for mixing and mastering the teasers. Special thanks to Joe Lombardi for the candy coated color work on the beautiful Red Dragon footage.

We hope you enjoy the films, and please share these as much as possible. Thanks a lot!

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