I have decided to return to Death Valley this spring to film a sequel to “Last Chance Solo” in another mountain range, as I have come up with a 4-to-5 day backpacking route which will showcase some incredible Death Valley scenery. I will share more details about that after the backpacking trip has been completed.
And a brief update on the film festivals. “Last Chance Solo” was chosen as an Official Selection for 4 of the 5 film festivals that it was submitted to so far. It has already been an Award Winner (Silver Award for Documentary Film), Award Winner (Award of Merit for Best Indie Feature), and received Honorable Mention (the 2nd highest award) at three of the festivals. So it is doing very well. And there are several more to come. Once these festivals have run their course a couple of months from now, I will go ahead and release it for all to enjoy. You may enjoy reading this advance review of the film provided by Steven Clark (known to many as Death Valley Dazed).
“One of the foremost explorers and videographers of Death Valley National Park, Steve Hall’s “Last Chance Solo: A Death Valley Adventure” captures an enthralling six-day adventure through some of the most isolated and least-visited portions of the national park. Steve takes meticulous care in setting up his cameras to record his adventure from dawn to dusk even capturing the nighttime constellations and a shooting star.
Steve sets the example of “safety first” with detailed narrations of his route choices in the context of great panoramas of The Last Chance Range, The Saline Valley, The Racetrack Playa and over the Inyo Mountains to the Sierra Nevada. For added suspense and anticipation some “special guests” join Steve on his summit of Grandview Peak. Anyone who does video blogs will appreciate the extra efforts Steve has taken to shoot and edit this outstanding adventure with his brother Lowell creating much of the soundtrack.
Steve’s passion for all things Death Valley is evident with his eagerness to share his “Last Chance Solo” with as many photographers, desert rats, geologists, history buffs, hikers and national park fans as possible with this smooth-flowing, evenly-paced production.”