10/23/15 - Sporadic, mildly entertaining dispatches from Greg’s world.
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Hello friends:

I just launched a Kickstarter funding campaign for my new documentary film, Power of the River. This marks a step even further in the direction of creative collaboration for the betterment of the planet. The cool part about this step is that it involves you. Plus, what's not to love about getting involved with this:

A cast of witty, charming characters
adventuring into the unknown
with a mission of saving one of our wildest,
most beautiful places

On the Kickstarter campaign page you can see a brand new video featuring yours truly revealing how far I've already leaped to make this film. Now's the time for all my friends to join this leap. It'll be fun, rewarding, and pretty wild: I promise. Please read on for some photos and highlights of the story we're telling. And if you love the majesty of wild nature, travel, adventure, exotic cultures, and great storytelling, then please support our crowdfunding campaign today.

On behalf of myself and all my hugely talented collaborators, thank you all for your ongoing enthusiasm and support for our work!

Cheers, Greg

View the new Kickstarter video:

Click the image above or visit our campaign HQ at:


A few highlights from filming
Power of the River

  • We had exclusive filming permission for a first-ever flyfishing descent of the Drangme River
  • We rafted and kayaked up to Class V whitewater on this unexplored river in the Himalayas
  • We spent quality time with diverse locals, from yak herders in a remote tent (with solar panels) to Buddhist nuns and monks
  • And much, much more!
DP Matthew Whalen on location in Jakar, Bhutan
Safety kayaker Arjun Lungeli on Bhutan's Drangme River
Bhutan's yak herders
Have you hugged your dam today?
Without sharing our story, this may be the last of this sort of float trip on the Drangme: current hydropower quotas with India could require damming every last river in Bhutan. We saw dam survey markings and lots of road construction along the river and talked to locals about the ongoing debate in their country over economy vs. ecology. Like so many people in the world today, the Bhutanese are trying hard to strike a balance between protecting their natural wonders and exploiting them (in the face of great need).

And that's just one of many facets of our story.

Thanks for reading!
Greg at work filming Power of the River

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Power of the River
Filmmaker Profile

Jocelyne Chaput


We're thrilled to welcome Jocelyne to the Power of the River creative team. She edited Fractured Land and People of a Feather, which have won awards and nominations from Hot Docs (the premiere documentary film fest) to the Canadian Screen Awards. Read more and find trailers for her past films here.
Power of the River
Character Profile

Misty Dhillon

Expert on
Target Species

Misty and his wife Aikta Suri (who also appears in the film) have spearheaded numerous conservation efforts toward sustainable community-based angling tourism. These efforts have yielded positive results in protecting mahseer habitat—the ecosystems of some of the planet’s most remote rivers. Learn more here.
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