River Looters

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Short Documentary

Director, Producer, Cinematographer & Editor

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Three river surfers turned obsessed free divers hunting for lost belongings in the Deschutes River.
The most water logged and shreddy good samaritans in Oregon, also known as @lootthedeschutes.

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River Looters is my third short documentary. I shot all primary cinematography in the summer & fall of 2019. I edited the film in the winter of 2019, finishing post production in January 2020.

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@lootthedeschutes looting at the Bend Whitewater Park, summer 2019.
Looter Miranda on the main wave of the Bend Whitewater Park.
Looter Lled on the main wave.
Looter Kea below the rapids of the Bend Whitewater Park.
Trash removal is a frequent but lesser known mission of @lootthedeschutes.
Looter Kea on the main wave.
Looter Miranda in an eddy of the floaters channel of the Bend Whitewater Park.
A fraction of the sunglasses pulled out of the Deschutes River in 2019.
A small fraction of the car keys @lootthedeschutes pulled out of the Deschutes River in the Summer of 2019.


Special Thanks To:

Claire - Ring Returnee
Aerial Cinematography - Quinn & Chris Daily of Cascade Real Estate Photography
Aerial Cinematography -  Kyle Predki
Audio Post - Andrew Arbetter
Color Grade & On-Line - Dave Krahling Milkhaus