The Hikers

Who We Are

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Richard Mourant

Richard Mourant, a South African immigrant, is a professional photographer, safari guide and wildlife specialist whose global travels & experiences have stitched together an incredible story. He studied Nature Conservation and Wildlife Management at Pretoria Technicon and was a Safari Guide at both Djuma Game Reserve & Kruger National Park.

A documentary creator for many years, Richard has travelled to over 130 countries, using his love of photography to capture the incredible beauty and diversity of the planet. His work is has been featured internationally and can currently be found sponsored by a Manhattan gallery on the virtual platform ARTSY.

 

Co-creator of HIKING THE DIVIDE, Richard's other passions include hiking, scuba diving & planning his excursion to the only continent he has yet to visit: Antarctica.

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Kelsey Mourant

Kelsey Mourant is a performer (dancer-actor-singer) and adventurer with an active interest in physicality.

She has performed as a dancer & stilt walker at Walt Disney World & Universal Studios Orlando, traveled the world for 4 years dancing for Princess Cruise Lines, and choreographed  Off-Broadway's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST in New York City. She can be heard on the podcast ROGUE WAVES, and most recently has appeared in the short film ACTIVATION ENERGY.

Kelsey's interest in physical ability led her to become a yoga & barre instructor and she is a current member of the modern dance - aerialist company PERPETUAL MOTION. She has backpacked across Europe, scuba-dived around the planet, hiked in over 20 countries, and traveled to 40 more, experiencing a vast array of ideas & cultures.

 

Kelsey is a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation and co-creator of HIKING THE DIVIDE. 

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Behind The Scenes

Greg Cairns

Videographer 

Greg is a documentary filmmaker, editor, and Idaho river guide based out of Bozeman, Montana.

The founder of Cairns Film and Executive Director of Free Voice Media -- 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization --

Greg's previous commercial clients include Eddie Bauer, Patagonia, Outdoor Life Magazine, Backcountry.com, and the National Science Foundation.  In 2017 his film “Out There” won Best Short Doc at Durango Independent Film Festival. Adventure Journal has described his work as “subtle, delightful and sneakily powerful.”

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Eric Ian

Videographer

Eric is a photographer and filmmaker based in Missoula, Montana – focused on sharing stories that strengthen our collective embrace of wild places, humble characters and our role as the stewards of our home.

Eric primarily produces work for non-profit organizations and conservation campaigns. Some of his recent clients include the Vital Ground Foundation, Montana Wildlife Federation, Montana Wilderness Association, The Wilderness Society, Earthjustice, the Montana Association of Land Trusts and the Montana Department of Commerce.

Eric is a U.S commercially certified and insured drone pilot.

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Jeremy Tisser

Composer

In just 10 years, Jeremy Nathan Tisser has scored nearly 70 projects in film, TV, games & new media. Due to his extensive knowledge of rhythm and percussion, coupled with his passion for the orchestra, Jeremy has become the first-call composer for percussion-based orchestral scores. From taiko drums to talking drums, bodhrans to frame drums, Jeremy has acquired, written for, and recorded them all. 

Jeremy has had the great privilege over the years to work great artists such as Aneesh Chaganty (Searching, Run), Fon Davis (Interstellar, Star Wars), Palmer Luckey (Oculus founder, Anduril founder), Max Leitman (Need For Speed [film]) Greg Karas (Andy Grammer), and more. His music can be found on Disney+  (Hair-Jitsu), on Survios’ highly recommended pirate adventure VR game, (Battlewake), in the musical productions of many concerts, films and television shows, including Jurassic World, Symphony of Heroes Live: Sword Art Online, Disney's Pixar In Concert, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and more.

 

Jeremy, who won a Telly Award for the composition of the Kulu Treks trailer, can be seen on film as a drummer in the famous highway musical number opening the multi-Oscar winning film La La Land.

When not creating music, Jeremy can be found spending time with his wife and daughter. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Tessa Faye

 Co-Producer

Tessa Faye is the founder of Tessa Faye Talent, a Career Consulting business for those pursuing creative endeavors professionally.

 

Theatrical producing credits include ABNORMAL (Off Broadway: Theatre Row), TALENTED PEOPLE DOING THINGS (Green Room 42), TALK TO ME (TheaterLab) and an upcoming experimental revival of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST.   Tessa is on the creative team of AS SEEN ON (w/ Mark Duplass), as well as SANTA CON: THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS, one of the first SAG pilots to be successfully and safely shot in the COVID-19 era (featuring Catherine Curtin.)

As a performer, she has appeared at Goodspeed Opera, Arkansas Rep, Arrow Rock Lyceum, Weathervane, Gretna Theatre, St. Michael's Theatre, Seven Angels, Porthouse Theatre, and Pittsburgh CLO, but her two daughters prefer watching her in syndication on THE ELECTRIC COMPANY and listening to her voice on POKÉMON (on their iPads.) She is a member of Actors Equity, a client of The Krasny Office, and a graduate of the University of Michigan's Musical Theatre Program.

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David Lambert

Co-Producer

With 50 years of investment banking under his belt, David Lambert is a producer of Film, Theatre, and New Media Projects. Films include 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS (with Luke Wilson), LOST IN THE SUN (with Josh Duhamel), and APPETITE (upcoming). Theatre includes A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Broadway: Lyceum Theatre, 2020 TONY nominee), THE KING'S SPEECH (Pre-Broadway: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre) ABNORMAL (Off Broadway: Theatre Row), and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (NYC developmental workshop). David can be heard on multiple podcasts and audio scripted comedies including AS SEEN ON, ROGUE WAVES, and HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?, available on Spotify & Apple Podcasts. 

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Shawn Arani

Co-Producer

Producing credits include Broadway's COMPANY (upcoming - delayed by COVID-19 - Jacobs Theatre) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Lyceum Theatre, 2020 TONY nominee), and Off Broadway's ABNORMAL (Theatre Row). An actor at heart, Shawn's on-camera credits include NBC'S FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and the feature film BATTLEMIND, along with the festival favorite short film, BRUNCH IN BABEL.

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