The Film


If you have ever wondered how the locals live in this fabled California valley, take a look at Napa Valley Dreams, a new documentary flim produced by award-winning producer and writer, Rodney Vance, and noted cinematographers Christopher Rusin and John Tagamolila. Napa Valley Dreams uses stunning imagery, a score utilizing international instruments, and the cutting-edge sound technology of Dolby® Atmos™ to envelop us in the specic sights and sounds of this valley and its people and awaken our sense of wonder.

“No matter how many times you’ve visited here,” Vance says, “Or how much of this valley you’ve explored, you will be enchanted.” From soil to soul, Napa Valley Dreams looks at the people, the places and the heart of Napa Valley. “Napa Valley is a soulful place,” he explains. “It’s more than just home to world-class wine and cuisine and we wanted to capture the experience of that, the enchantment of that, what it’s like to live here and experience the valley season by season.”

The film includes many notable residents and scenes of environmentally sensitive parts of the valley that have never before been professionally filmed.

Featured Players (in order of appearance)

Warren Klima, Calistoga Geyser

Christopher Rusin, time lapse photogapher

Noé Levan, gardener Organic Tribe Foundation

Loma Alexander, spa consultant, Francis & Alexander

Kevin Morrisey, winemaker, Ehlers Estate

Laddie Hall, Owner and Founder, Long Meadow Ranch and Manager, St. Helena Farmer’s Market

Christopher Hall, Vice President, Long Meadow Ranch Winery and Farmstead

Chef Christopher Kostow, 2013 James Beard Award recipient and Michelin 3 Star Chef, The Restaurant at Meadowood

Pedro Ceja and Amelia Moran Ceja, Ceja Vineyards

Jim Haus, US Army, The Pathyway House

Beverly Davies, EEM-CP Therapist

Paul Hendricks, Napa Valley Adventure Tours

Donald Hess, the Hess Collection

Gordon Heuther, Artist

Richard Hawkins, Glass Artist

Wendy Sherwood, La Foret Chocolates

Ray Manzarek, Keyboardist, The Doors

Larry Bettinelli, Sleeping Lady Vineyards