Drawn Premieres in the Pacific Northwest

Be sure to catch the Pacific Northwest debut of the award-winning film and book, Drawn, by artist and rock climber Jeremy Collins.
Lace Thornberg Lace Thornberg
April 02, 2015
Drawn Premieres in the Pacific Northwest

North. South. East. West. Join artist and rock climber Jeremy Collins for the Pacific Northwest debut of the award-winning film and book, Drawn, on April 18 at the Aladdin Theater in Portland or April 20 at the Neptune Theater in Seattle




“This granite was our canvas; our hands and feet, our brush and paint to express and explore.” -- Jeremy Collins

When one of his closest friends passed away, artist, rock-climber and father Jeremy Collins went to the ends of the earth to explore the art of seeing: What does it mean to “see”? Shapes and shadows? Lines and color?  Drawn follows his journey as Collins travels in each of the cardinal directions, enduring challenging mountain ascents and tackling his personal fears and hopes.

Based off of field sketches and told in Collins’s trademark style of hybrid hand-crafted animation and live-action photography, both the film and book are experiences that will inspire you to live artfully.

These singular evenings of multi-media storytelling, held in historic theaters, will include the on-stage creation of an original art piece—a live field journal painted by Collins on an 8’ x 6’ canvas while the film plays.  

Meet some of the DRAWN team, including producer and director of photography James Q Martin, and enjoy music by Jacob Bain of Publish the Quest.

Brought to you by Mountaineers Books and Keen.


About The Artist Jeremy Collins

As an illustrator, storyteller, film director, and exploratory rock climber, Jeremy Collins maintains a vast repertoire of skills. His illustrative art is frequently featured in Rock and Ice and Alpinist magazines, in numerous books, and on a variety of outdoor adventure products. He is also an accomplished climber, having pioneered more than 300 new routes in the United States. Jeremy lives with his wife and children in Kansas City.

About The Film: Drawn: The Art of Ascent

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Finalist
Wild & Scenic Film Festival Official Selection
BilBao Mendi Film Festival Best Script

Hand crafted animation meets on-the-fly live action. 42 minutes. Get a sneak peak of the film at the artist’s web site: www.jercollins.com

About The Book: Drawn: The Art of Ascent

Companion book to the film “Drawn: The Art of Ascent.”

Collins's art is a rich and textured mixed media of pencil, charcoal, watercolor, torn paper, and photographs. Drawn features pages from the sketchbooks he kept on these climbs with hand-written text. Published by Mountaineers Books.

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