Soar – The Quadriplegic Who Reached For The Sky

During our trip to Melbourne, with the help of Maribeth, we found the story of Dave Jacka, one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met. He could teach us all something about the power of the mind and in setting goals. And, oh ya, he’s quadriplegic with only about 6% of his body function.

Dave’s full story as well as an exploration of goal-setting are all explored on the blog. Want to know how the NBA all-time leader in free throw percentage achieved a remarkable 90.4% success rate? Or how the seemingly impossible 4 minute mile took hundreds of years to surpass, yet the moment it was broken, 37 people broke it in the following year.

stillmotionblog.com/powerofthemind/

This piece was shot on the Red Epic with a 24-105, 24-70, a 24mm Cinema prime, and a 35mm f1.4. Shot during a during a day in Melbourne.

Special thanks:

Maribeth Romoslo, one of our associate producers, who actually found this story and made contact with Dave. hellosunshinefilms.com. Chantelle Baxter of One Girl onegirl.org.au who helped develop the story and took over interviewing so I could shoot. Li and Jack of Lensure Cinema and Photo lensure.com.au for volunteering to help us out on the shoot. This story is definitely much stronger because of their time. Corinne Maunder of Fire Films – firefilms.com.au/ for lending us her lights on such short notice.

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