A Mile in Our Shoes
Two years in the making...
"A Mile in Our Shoes" is a unique documentary experience for those of all abilities.
Filmed in the beauty of the Delaware National Forest of Pennsylvania,
this film follows the journey of three backpackers, all living with physical challenges who have come together to hike for the very first time. The trail takes the trio over streams and through rock filled forest as we learn about the difficulties they face walking “A Mile in Our Shoes”.
Filmed in June of 2017, the documentaries producers hope to offer a timeless look into the need to connect with nature for therapeutic reasons while demonstrating the perseverance of the human condition and the tenacious attitude that backs it up, regardless of the extra challenges. In addition to highlighting the healing power of nature, the film also offers a glimpse into the resilience and perseverance that combine with the innovative spirit to continue the pursuit of life's passions in spite of the perceived physical limitations.
T.D.H. & U.S.P.F. would like to thank the following individuals, organizations and businesses for participating in the creation of this film.
Special thanks to the backpackers who could not join us.
Please know that our thoughts were with you as we traveled.
Lon Diffenderfer, Jenny Casey and Omega Kimoto.
Producer/Director/Editor - Terry Craig
Narrator/Writer/Assistant Editor - Dave Deubler
On Site Interviews - Jason Hedrington
Director of Photography/Location Production Chief - Larry Deitch
Featured Backpackers -
~ Tracey Dimperio Lasslett
~ Shanna Parlock
~ TaSunka Wotagla
~ Terry Craig
U.S. Pain Foundation Liaison - Shaina Smith
Film Crew -
~ Larry Deitch
~ Jason Hedrington
~ Alan Markovitz
Logistical Support -
~ Kenny Mattes
~ Dawn Craig
Wildlife photography provided by
Wildlife video provided by
☆ Brock Davisson
• Echo in the Valley (our opening theme)
~ Fan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brokstar
~ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BrockDavisson1978
* Brock's album, “Outtakes from the Soul,“ is available on CD Baby iTunes and Amazon.
☆ Gaelynn Lea
• Watch the World Go By
☆ Em Baker
• Concept for The Disabled Hiker
Other contributions to the project are as follows.
The Disabled Hiker bandannas were donated by
Peerless Printery of Easton, PA.
All natural insect repellent was provided by
Turtle Moon Health
The use of the cabin was donated by
Shawn Fernsler & Robert Fernsler, Jr.
Bear Spray for the film crew was donated by Omega Kimoto.
SD memory cards were donate by the following individuals, businesses and organizations.
~ Geraldine & Julian Phillips... and Caesar.
~ Knock Out Pain Support Group.
Chronic pain support group for the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.
~ Hope Marotto and Blush Cosmetic Enhancement Center
~ The Theriault family
~ Omega Kimoto
~ Kenny Mattes
~ Lucy Shepardson
~ Dawn Craig
TaSunka's training was courtesy of Mrs. Beasley's Dog Training,
Special thanks to Melissa Garon and the folks at The Wildergimp for the inspiration, advice, and support given to TDH over the years.
Special thanks to all who have given both their time and their compassion towards this project, as well as the adaptive backpackers who desired to join us but could not due to their health and/or situation of the moment.
Special thanks also to all the good people at U.S. Pain Foundation for all their support and kindness.
I would also like to thank my fellow backpackers Shanna and Tracey for joining me as we walked a mile in our shoes... and a few steps in each other's as well.
A Mile in Our Shoes ©2018