Wadi Rum | 2018

Wadi Rum was a one and a half year project which began seated around my kitchen table talking to Eli Nissan, one of the main characters in the film, about his love of Wadi Rum's desert, people, and climbing. We were on a plane, headed there within the month. With the incredible help of Mohammad Hussein, the other main character in the film, and Alon Brookstein, my drone pilot, this film was shot in nearly four weeks. It was an honor to spend the next year uncovering the character of the desert, the connection between people, the struggle, the joy, and the undertones. I set out to make a small piece about climbing in the desert of Jordan and then let this film take shape on its own.