If you have the itch to take an extended family RV trip but arenâ€™t sure if full-time RV life is for you, a new documentary called â€œThe Far Green Countryâ€� might be a fun way to find out.
RV Documentary Explores the Ups and Downs of an Extended Family Road Trip
Take a road trip with the Pyke family.
Adulting is hard. Sometimes you have to go the extra mile to find your way back to the life you crave. Thatâ€™s exactly what thirty-something Eli and his wife Kelly did when they hit a rough patch in their marriage.
Two troubadours at heart, the young Oregon residents yearned to reconnect to their mutual love of nature and each other. To do it, they bought a second-hand, twenty-year-old motorhome. Then they rented their house, packed up their toddler son Dakota and dog Tassie for a two-year extended family RV trip. The result is an eye-catching 70-minute chronicle of their newbie RVer adventures.
Kelly, Dakota and Eli Pyke
From the moment they left their home state, their goal was to have fun. A full-length documentary was not on their minds. Eli and Kelly both have movie and television industry backgrounds, but opening their lives to the world wasnâ€™t on the agenda. Saving their marriage came first.
Bringing Out the Gypsy in Everyone
â€œMy wife and I have both worked on a reality TV show together in our youth (me as a cameraman, her as a medic),â€� explains Eli. â€œBut, no, we werenâ€™t planning to make a film, nor would we have wanted the intrusion of a camera crew.”
But the more they traveled, the idea of capturing their adventure became appealing. Eli and Kelly took a DIY approach to the project. “Thanks to some great technology (including the good â€˜ole iPhone), filmmaking these days is much less about the technology and
René M. Agredano