With the Grand Canyon as our backyard testing grounds, Sandcast Media has developed systems and techniques to bring world-class production to any environment. As accomplished outdoor athletes and professional guides, our comfort
operating in difficult terrain allows us to focus our energy on capturing stunning visual stories for our clients.
Justin Clifton is a native of the Colorado Plateau currently living in Flagstaff, Arizona. Justin has dedicated more than a decade of his career to advocacy film, first as Director of the Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour
and now as a filmmaker focused on sharing the stories of everyday heroes. With a natural empathy, he has produced and directed films centered around the people fighting to protect landscapes in Southeastern Utah, rivers in California’s
Central Valley, Yuma, Arizona and the wild canyons of the Green River, which were central to finding their way back from the ravages of war. Justin's lens is always focused on letting his characters tell their own stories while he crafts
award winning films that have been widely lauded at film festivals around the world.
Harlan Taney has made a life of adventuring around the globe. For the last 18 years, Harlan has spent his summers as a Grand Canyon river guide, completing approximately 160 trips down the river. Many of these trips
involved scientific research and studies of the cultural and natural history of the Colorado River River. As owner and operator of 4 Corner Film Logistics, Harlan has managed productions for National Geographic, NBC, and the BBC. He has
created a niche in the Outdoor/Adventure film industry by developing innovative solutions for film projects in one of the world’s most remote locations. Harlan’s recent projects include The Weight of Water where he worked with
blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, to produce and document an 18-day kayaking trip with Weihenmayer down the Grand Canyon. He also ran logistics for BBC Grand Canyon, a 21-day re-creation of the 1869 John Wesley Powell expedition
down the Colorado River in the Canyon. Harlan lives in Flagstaff with his two young daughters, raising them in the same active outdoor lifestyle that he embodies.
Blake McCord is a director and cinematographer for Sandcast Media. Blake has captured footage across the Southwest and internationally, including documenting a multi-day first ascent on Venezuela’s Acopan Tepui and
multiple film projects in Grand Canyon. Additionally, as an avid climber and route developer, with free ascents up to 5.14, Blake brings his skills rigging and capturing images and footage in the vertical world to Sandcast Media. Blake’s
photography work has been featured in Alpinist, Rock & Ice, Climbing Magazine, Huffington Post, and numerous regional publications. When he's not shooting, Blake can usually be found developing and climbing
new routes, woodworking, or tinkering with a newfound side project.