RUNNING DOWN A DREAM: The making of a film
Author: Paul Gorman
Haunted for thirty years by a dream of a female friend’s death eight years before she died in a skydiving accident, Filmmaker Paul Gorman hopes to unlock the mystery of his dream by making a film about her.
Gorman’s memoir tells the remarkably true story about the making of his 2014 award winning documentary film, "Ride The Sky". Gorman retraces pioneering skydiver Joan Carson’s nomadic life from the time of her death in 1981 back to her childhood. His journey captures the spirit of the Seventies, the recklessness of youthful skydivers, and what drove some to risk their lives for the 'rush' of jumping from an airplane. Along the way, Gorman discovers what he believes was the underlying motive for Carson's addiction to the sport; a motive couched in a painful secret past. In the end, it's a past that reconnects with the present in a most surprising and emotional way.
If you enjoyed INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer and WILD by Cheryl Strayed, you'll love RUNNING DOWN A DREAM: The making of a film.
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