Flying Raptors in Bishop / by Josh Izenberg

We recently embarked on a short (but sweet) production about the falconer Shawn Hayes. Shawn has been flying birds for decades, since he accidentally obtained a Redtail Hawk as a kid in urban Riverside, California. We filmed Shawn – and his prairie falcon, Dee Dee – for 3 days out in austere Bishop, California. The natural beauty of the Eastern Sierras and Shawn's dedication to the craft were equally impressive.