Though hailing from French wine country, Guillaume and Solène Fabre decided to make wine in Paso Robles under the Clos Solene label, and this short doc tells that story.
How did this project come about?
I was shooting a stills project for the Paso Robles Wine Association when I met Guillaume. He asked me if I could shoot some photographs for his winery but instead we ended up shooting this film.
Why did you decide to make the film?
I realized that the ‘casting’ and ‘locations’ were already done and could be visually appealing so I chose to do this project for free as a portfolio piece for myself.
Were you new to the winemaking process?
My wife works in the wine business and I have shot many wine related projects for Wine Spectator Magazine, Sunset Magazine, and various wineries, so I knew a fair amount about how the winemaking process works. As a filmmaker capturing the process, my favorite part was shooting harvest under a full moon with no lights and realizing that my camera could see in the dark just fine.