Words and photos by Ryan Kuhn
Sitting in the lounge of the Quaaout Lodge
on the shores of the Little Shuswap lake with Matt Hunter and the crew of the Collective, one of the cameramen returns to the table with a piece of paper that was slipped under the door of their room. He hands it to Darcy Wittenberg, one of the film’s key cinematographers/directors. A big smile grows across his face as he reads the note.
“My name is Tessa,” it starts, “I’m seven years old and am also an extreme mountain biker. Tomorrow is my birthday and it would make me really happy if you would put me in your film…”