In June, Canadian filmmaker and expedition paddler Frank Wolf added roadie to his resumé, leading his singer-songwriter friend Peirson Ross on a 470-mile canoe trip across Ontario—stopping at venues for Ross to perform en route, promoting his new album, Wild Ones. In the paddling community, Wolf is best known for his expedition documentaries from long-distance canoe journeys in Canada’s hinterlands; pointing his lens at the musician Ross offered Wolf a new filmmaking challenge. “I went into the trip knowing I wasn’t going to do another canoeing film,” says Wolf. “I’d done my trilogy as far as canoe films go. I’d exhausted the angles from which you can approach an expedition without repetition.
“Peirson gave me a fresh angle. I put myself in the background and focused on Peirson (pictured below) and his music and motivations.”