This is the first of a series of short commentary documentaries of my expeditions with Botanical Explorer Joe Simcox. These expeditions take us all over the world in search of some of the worlds rarest plants, edible and ornamental. We get ourselves into some wild situations as well as some of the worlds most interesting places. With this short series I want to give you a look into what its like being on these expeditions. So this is the first of what I hope to be an ongoing series, starting off with the Rugged Terrains Of The Dominican Republic.
About the Filmmaker
Anthony Basil Rodriguez is a New York born independent photographer and filmmaker. Since childhood he has been oriented toward a range of visual worlds. As a teenager Anthony began to carry around an old film camera that his younger brother had lying around from a school project. Eventually taking his hobby more seriously, Anthony obtained a job pushing carts in order to buy his first digital camera. One day after a thunderstorm he was discovered by a local news station knee-deep in floodwaters collecting photos of the aftermath. He spent the following three years submerged in live television, editing daily newscasts. During this time he honed and developed a true eye and skill for editing, videography and ultimately storytelling. Since leaving the news industry Anthony has continued to push his craft, interlacing realms of photography, video and film. This work continues to bring Anthony around the world in pursuit of research and documentation of rare plants, disparate peoples and the flux of global society.
Commentary By: Anthony B. Rodriguez
Starring: Joe Simcox
Shot & Edited By: Anthony B. Rodriguez
Motion Graphics By: Jake Olsen
Music COURTESY Of Freemusicarchive.org
Light In Branches By Podington Bear
Expedition By Jan Morgenstern