Jonathan Burhop is a nonfiction filmmaker, among other things. He has produced and worked on shows for The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and TLC. Burhop’s newest piece is Winters of My Life – which was featured on Vimeo by the staff. In just a few short days the video has gained thousands of viewers and started discussion about the life and experiences of the featured subject.
Winters of My Life is a portrait of Howard Weamer. For the past 35 years he has spent his winters as a hutkeeper in Yosemite’s backcountry. He fills his days writing, reading, photographing, and being an ambassador to mountain culture. This is a brief look into his world and why he chooses to stay.
What did you think of the film? I really enjoyed it – just wish it was longer! Would you like to live a similar life and spend your winters as a hutkeeper in Yosemite? Post a comment and let us know.