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"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!




Official Trailer:

SAM GALL'S BEHIND THE SCENES "Kiss the Ground" (2020):




"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.