Our hero: Jonny Copp of Adventure Film; Dirt Days

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 16, 2008
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Jonny Copp, founder of Dirt Days/Adventure Film, is one of my idols. Honestly, he’s such a good guy, doing great things (running up mountains, sliding down/in avalanches, bringing community together through his Film Fest) he actually inspires me to shuddup and open my ears. He’s earning his oxygen, truly, more than most. Check out Alex King’s masterwork–one of the first times we worked together–it’s poetic and, somehow, despite not having typical Alex King rockin’ soundtrack, all the more poetic and beautiful for it. Except for the parts with that talk show guy.

~ Waylon Lewis, ed-in-chief

“Dirt Days” at NCAR from alex king on Vimeo.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Our hero: Jonny Copp of Adventure Film; Dirt Days”

  1. […] Jonny Copp has been a longtime friend of elephant and myself. I’ve interviewed him a few times, and featured his photos and writing. He’s a worldclass adventurer, and a world-class good guy. He’s also a worldclass community builder, through his Adventure Film Festival that ele has been honored to sponsor now and again. Click here for video.  […]

  2. alex says:

    This is one of my first Elephant shoots. 2007 feels like so long ago. And there's Jonny. So sad. He was a great man

  3. […] 100 videos or so (Adventure Film, New Era, Sundance, Seane Corn, Paul Hawken, Eco Gift (with an assist from Alex’s lovely […]