“If you could live life to the fullest each and every day, why wouldn’t you?”
I have been graced with the opportunity to direct a documentary about my good friend, Johnny Korthuis. He is an extreme sports enthusiast and last May he had a brush with death when doing a BASE Jump from the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho only to have his parachute malfunction. Johnny fell 485 feet into the Snake River below…he survived!
I contacted Johnny shortly after the accident to make sure he was alright. When he got back to Lethbridge I stopped by the ‘Korthuis Recovery Compound’- as he’d come to term it, to see how he was doing. He was in great spirits & so I asked him what he thought about telling his story. He was immediately enthused by the idea so we set out to tell his story.
To date we have finished most of the filming, we will be getting some clips here and there but we are focused on the edit as of now. We are trying to raise some extra dollars in order to help us complete the film so we’ve launched an Indiegogo campaign: