A film exploring the vast beauty, landscapes, and creative spirit that make this state and its people unique. Audiences will be introduced to such adventuresome individuals as Steve Sillett, a biologist studying life in the canopies of California’s giant redwood trees; Sue Campbell, an otter aquarist whose job is to help introduce orphaned sea otter pups back into the wild; skydivers Troy Hartman and Joe Jennings; and two ironworkers who perform the upkeep on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2000
  • Date Released:
    May 2000
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:
  • Executive Producer: K2 Communications
  • Producer: Greg MacGillivray, Mark Krenzien, Alec Lorimore
  • Director:  Greg MacGillivray
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Mark Krenzien
  • Cinematography: Greg MacGillivray, Brad Ohlund
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Steve Wood
  • Editor: Jim Foster
  • Narrator: Jimmy Smits
  • Other Credits: Featuring music by Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham
  • Sponsors: Presented by Wells Fargo


  • Adventure
  • Documentary
  • Nature
  • Sports




Greg MacGillivray was named “Man of the Year” in 2001 and installed in the California Tourism Hall of Fame for this film.

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