'Granola Bar': A Moment Film by Christian Sorensen Hansen

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| Christian Sorensen Hansen
December 13, 2016
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What do you get when you leave town to go ride your bike around in a “100 year storm” that never materializes? A super chill weekend ride punctuated by eerie beauty. You get, Granola Bar.

A Word From the Filmmaker

Taylor and I have known each other for 15 years. We first met on Myspace way back in the day and were instantly very close. Over time, we drifted apart as people do. Years passed, a whole decade, but then, as I was selling all of my worldly possessions to go live on the road, Taylor showed up to help me move out. It was the first time we had seen each other since we were 17.

That afternoon, I left in my van, she flew to Guatemala, and another 6 months went by. Then, one day in Salt Lake City, I found her on the side of the road. It was the second time we had seen each other since we were 17.

We drove to Canada’s Banff National Park, passing through every park and free overnight parking we could find on the way. We spent 3 weeks on the road together, exploring, driving each other crazy, fighting, and making up — sort of.

When we went our own directions again, we didn’t speak for a while. On September 9th, my birthday, Taylor crashed the party at my folks house on Whidbey Island, WA. That night we made up for real, and later that month tried to ride headlong into the worst storm the Pacific Northwest had seen in a century.

That storm never materialized. In fact, the only time we even got wet riding was on our way back to the ferry. We were really trying to “get into it,” as opposed to accidentally “getting into it” as we had done before, but what we got instead was so much better.

Christian Sorensen Hansen

Christian Sorensen Hansen

Christian Sorensen Hansen is a Director, Photographer, and self-proclaimed taco fanatic. Born and raised in Seattle, WA he currently lives on the road in his van.

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