“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

When I got laid off from my job this past December, a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. I had no money, no job, and nothing to tie me down. As soon as the New Year turned, something inside me turned as well. I told my brother I wanted to drive through all fifty states and film a documentary of the stories and voices from the economy collapse. Two weeks later, my brother quit his job, and we embarked on this journey called “The Recess Ends”

We’ve interviewed and captured hundreds of hours of footage. Many of the stories presented themselves as stand alone, individual pieces. The following clip below is titled: A Long Way From Home.

A Long Way From Home from B-Rilla on Vimeo.

Alaska, is truly the last frontier. As soon as we landed, we started driving. We didn’t know where we were going. We just wanted to go somewhere.

We ended up in Homer, Alaska.

At the edge of the sand spit, we met Claudio, his motor home, and his puppy golden retriever. He didn’t even have to say anything, and we knew he had found the purpose for his life.

Claudio, truly knows how to live. Something we can all learn from.