A story is more than a title. We are a small team of independent filmmakers focused on emerging interests. We love exploring the wide landscape of these enthusiast communities through personal stories from their most passionate creators. The underdog, the obsessed, the misunderstood, the ones who have committed everything to their craft. For them it's more than a hobby; it's a way of life.
From garage bakeries and gourmet mushrooms to vertical farming and worm composting, these stories will elevate your understanding and deepen your appreciation.
Look beyond the impression.
The Jay-Z of BBQ
Barbecue isn't just a flavor, it's a craft. From brisket and ribs to pulled pork and chicken wings, there's a science to a good cook as well as the art of making it your own. Phil Johnson aka Phil the Grill has remixed and remastered traditional BBQ to develop a unique flavor of his own.
Lab Notes Coffee
Roasting coffee beans is a craft driven by art and science. These raw cherry seeds are transformed through heat but can be much more than a burnt and bitter liquid. Lab Notes Coffee pursues that perfect craft cup with each and every small-batch roast.
Edge of Nowhere
What started as a backyard passion project has now grown to a full-fledged farming oasis. After outgrowing their first acreage, Duane and Lori are now cultivating 6 new acres of dry, desert land, and showing what it takes to turn raw desert land into an integrated, regenerative farm. Home to over...
Wet Hop and Barrel Aged
Malt, water, hops, and yeast, the four most common building blocks of beer. Combined, these ingredients create the third most popular drink in the world just after water and tea. Beer is a beverage as old as history itself, yet it's still being refined and perfected by craft brewers across the gl...
Frugal Off Grid
Starting a homestead and living off the grid can be achieved with as much, or as little as you have. In fact, it's much more about your attitude and mindset than having a lot of expensive equipment. After all, there's no one-size-fits-all approach so it's about finding the elements that work for ...
Take a look inside a grow yard where they feed and raise cattle producing natural beef. Beyond eating grass, there is a specific science to the nutrition and care of cattle depending on age, breed, and classification.
Charles Collins shares his backyard aquaponics system where he raises fish in a tank and their wastewater flows through the hydroponic garden, feeding the plants and cleaning the water in a well-balanced, self-contained ecosystem.
Giving Cultivation Care
As the cannabis industry booms, laws and restrictions continue to change faster and faster. From state to state and town to town, it can be hard to navigate the legal boundaries of what's allowed and what's a criminal offense. Meet the guys growing cannabis from their home garage and winning awar...
Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Step inside the largest reptile sanctuary in the United States that welcomes over 1,200 animals at any time. It's a full range of venomous snakes, dangerous crocodiles, and friendly alligators to massive land tortoises and tiny aquatic turtles.
Doing Dairy Right
Cow milk has been an American staple for decades, and now we're embracing almond, cashew, soy, and oat milk, but what about goat milk? Even though it's the most consumed milk on the planet, many fear that funky flavor, but goat milk can be incredibly beneficial, economical, and tasty!
Mycology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi. From lions mane and reishi to shiitake and pink oyster, these healthy and delicious mushroom species are worth the effort it takes to grow them. With incredible cognitive and neurological benefits, these mushrooms may hold the k...
Honey, the fundamental sugar in mead, is the most expensive commonly-used fermentable ingredient in modern alcohol production. Over the centuries, this nectar of the gods fell into obscurity but recently began a modern drinking renaissance. One small business is on a mission to revive the ancient...
Sourdough isn't a flavor, it's a method for baking better bread. With just three simple ingredients, a sourdough starter, and a slower fermentation process, you can fix many of the problems that come from the modern bread industry. You can even neutralize the negative aspects of wheat like gluten...
Grow Food Anywhere
The science of aeroponics opens the door for people everywhere to take control of their food supply and grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs at home.
Vertical farming with Tower Gardens has been around for years but many people still tend to think of farming as needing organic soil...
Turn Garbage Into Food
Between 30 to 40 percent of the United States’ food supply is wasted. Vermicomposting keeps that garbage out of the landfill and turns it back into food.
You probably end up throwing away a lot of food after some meals. It’s okay, most of us wish we were better about food waste but it often seem...