Could you stand naked, relaxed…covered by bees?

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The “End of Bees film” for ABOVE-Magazine featuring ecomodel Summer Rayne Oakes.

Could you stand naked, covered by bees?

Summer Rayne Oakes learned to do so—for a good cause: awareness of a mass-die-off that we can help to reverse.

Short film produced. shot, and directed by filmmaker Clayton Haskell for ABOVE magazine, featuring the Summer Rayne Oakes bee shoot at the Puntacana Ecological Foundation, Domincan Republic. Topic conceived by Summer Rayne Oakes as an artistic awareness tool to get the word out about Colony Collapse Disorder. Music by Moby. The short film was shot on RED ONE 1781 with a set of Zeiss ZF (nikon mount) primes and a Tokina 11-16mm. This was a one man band of a crew, run and gun guerrilla production. Hope you enjoy.


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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & 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. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Could you stand naked, relaxed…covered by bees?”

  1. Jess says:

    Waylon, thanks for the bee push. 'Vanishing of the Bees' also a nice documentary for information about CCD, and in general, the dysfunction around mono-cropping and genetic farming.

  2. boulderlova says:

    Yes! I would love to try that, but I would also need to be offered some money. Especially for the cold rain part.

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