On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we hang out with the one and only, Zac Griffith of Summit Productions. About two years ago I was scoping-out archery elk hunting films on Vimeo and I came across ZAC’s channel and a film called “Golden Brown.” I hit the play button. I loved it. First of all, late-season archery elk hunts are very uncommon; I saw this dude bowhunting elk in a freakin’ blizzard--the contrast was beautiful; the elk “popped” against the snow like so much “Brown Gold.” And Zac’s edit of the film was all his own--completely unique; in true Zac Griffith style. Zac marches to the beat of his own drum. And I respect this. Because Zac doesn’t produce content to please a broad audience. Zac creates content that speaks to him. His movie style is all his own, like his flat-brim hats and rap music; which seem to drive some country folk crazy. For my part, I like Zac Griffith. I like his raw and real, what-you-see-is-what-you-get personality. Zac doesn’t pretend to be anything but who he is. And I like his artistry. It’s different. And although not all of it resonates with me, I like how Zac bridges the gap between his world and where he grew up to that of the more traditional hunting community--making those inner-city dudes feel welcome in the mountains, with bow in hand, with the rest of us, connecting with nature.
Featured on this podcast:
Zac Griffith Wyoming Archery Mule Deer