"Kiss the Ground" (2020) - Sam Gall's Production Diary (2015-2020)
Updated: Jan 12, 2022
"Kiss the Ground" (2020) Feature Documentary - Sept 22 Netflix Premiere
I’m so excited to be able to share with you all “Kiss the Ground” (2020), by Big Picture Ranch (Directors Josh Tickell & Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Narrated by Woody Harrelson) that premieres TODAY (Sept. 22, also my birthday which is pretty cool) on Netflix and various VOD platforms. I worked on this film from 2015-2018. It’s been in the works for over 7 years with an incredible crew of people who helped bring it together. I worked on the film as production coordinator, w/additional cinematography and helped out with post production. It’s been an amazing and informative journey to be a part of. I’ve learned so much, met the most wonderful people and got to tell an important story for the world.
So, in small celebration, I wanted to share my “Behind the Scenes Production Diary” of photos and videos of my experience on “Kiss the Ground” from 2015-2018. Check it out below:
"Kiss the Ground" (2020)
Director: Josh Tickell & Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Company: Big Picture Ranch
Narrator: Woody Harrelson
Cinematographer: Simon Balderas
Writer: Johnny O'Hara, Josh Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Producer: Josh Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Alexa Coughlin, Darius Fisher
Editor: Anthony Ellison, Darius Fisher, Sean P. Keenan, Moment Lu, Ryan A. Nichols
Additional Cinematography: Miles Kelly, Jose Babcock, Sam Gall
Production Coordinator: Sam Gall
Starring: Ian Somerholder, Rosario Dawson, Rylan Engelhart, Doniga Markegard, Gabe Brown, Ray Archuletta, David Arquette, Amy Smart, Gisele Bundchen, Jason Mraz and more!
SAM GALL'S BEHIND THE SCENES "Kiss the Ground" (2020):
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR DIARY (2015-2018)
PHOTOS & VIDEO
"Kiss the Ground" - NOVEMBER 9, 2015:
My first day out on a shoot as production coordinator on "Kiss the Ground" for an interview with soil scientist Dr. Christine Jones with Josh Tickell and Simon Balderas. We also had some time for a little location scouting in the video below.
"Kiss the Ground" - JANUARY 29, 2016:
Miles Kelly and I got to take the RED Epic out for some drought sign shots in Ojai, CA. It was Miles' first day at Big Picture Ranch.
"Kiss the Ground" - FEBRUARY 11, 2016:
Miles Kelly and I taking the RED Epic up the 5 freeway to shoot BROLL drought signs.