The Redwoods Project is a cinematic exploration of the great Redwood trees — the tallest living organisms on earth. The short film features Shane Farmer, teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL. In the film, Shane eloquently draws on the strength of the Redwoods as a metaphor for community. As he explains, the Redwoods draw their strength not from the depth of their roots, but from their interconnectedness to one another. I produced the film with Jesse Oxford as director. For four days, in late December 2011, we shot in and around various state parks in Northern California — Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (also in Big Sur), Garrapata State Park (near Carmel), and Big Basin State Park (near San Francisco). Our crew was LA-based, which made for a fun road trip (Andersen’s Pea Soup, anyone?)! Shane and Jesse flew in from Chicago. Project also features Christopher Min. Project is designed for small group curriculum at Willow Creek.