Artist Statement: Riding a freight train is such a wild, visceral experience, and my brother and I wanted to explore a style of film that could accommodate both narrative and poetry. We wanted to tell a personal story, but we also wanted to capture the scale and raw beauty of the ride. So much of traveling is about novel experience, about encountering the unknown, but another part, perhaps a larger part, is about the private way in which new experiences shape us and allow us to change. I wanted the film to capture the way these elements are internalized, the way they’re processed, and turned into poetry.