Today’s guest on the show is Fitz Cahall. Fitz is a podcaster, filmmaker and storyteller at Duct Tape Then Beer. He is the producer and host of the Dirtbag Diaries, one of the most popular podcast series focused on outdoor adventure, and he’s also the director of the new film, Paul’s Boots.
I had a lot of fun talking with Fitz – there aren’t too many other people out there that share my same passions for both filmmaking and podcasting! I was particularly interested to hear about Fitz’s approach towards producing and directing his film, Paul’s Boots. Paul’s Boots is about a unique journey across the Appalachian Trail – any anyone who follows this podcast series knows that that Appalachian Trail holds a very special place in my heart. I produced my own film about a trip across the Long Trail in Vermont – the trail that inspired the creation of the Appalachian Trail.
Beyond my own fascination with long distance hiking however, I’m also excited about this conversation with Fitz because we are actually screening his film Paul’s Boots as a part of Les Bois Film Festival, the local Boise film fest that we co-host with the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. So our listeners in Boise will actually have the opportunity to see this film up on the big screen at the Egyptian Theatre this coming Saturday.
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