A little less than two years ago, a film company called Three Crows Media started filming a movie called “American Wine Story” about why people leave their day jobs to risk following their dreams. Over the course of interviewing many winemakers and growers, they found a trending topic: Jimi Brooks.
Jimi’s story is a cinematic one: after he died unexpectedly at a very young age, the winery was left to his child son, so his sister Janie took over the Brooks Wine brand. Pascal, Jimi’s now teenage son, has leveraged Jimi’s relationships in the Willamette Valley and Janie’s zeal for continuing to build her brother’s legacy to produce some of the region’s best rieslings and pinot noirs. Be one of the first to watch the film’s trailer here. The film portrays Jimi’s story and that of many others (including football legend Drew Bledsoe) who decided to throw caution to the wind to follow their dreams and pursue winemaking.
Three Crows Media is considering all outlets to reach a broader audience. Rough cuts have been submitted to film festivals across the United States, and the film’s producers are actively seeking distribution. The film is now in its final editing stages and a Kickstarter campaign will help complete the film.
To support Three Crows Media and the “American Wine Story,” you can donate to their Kickstarter campaign (find it here). Please note that Bottlenotes has no relationship with or financial interest in the film.