Acclaimed indie singer-songwriter Matt Costa’s newest film project Katabatic Flight — created in collaboration with Roark, Vero Watches, and Danner Boots — is out now. The film’s official score — produced and written by Matt himself — is also now available via all DSPs in accompaniment with the film’s release.
In Matt’s own words, the film is described as such:
“Matthew James athlete and pilot descends into Death Valley on the path of the Katabatic winds. We take flight and uncover a new relationship with time and our relationship to the primordial. The laws of nature suggest the destination. Learning that when you harness the wind we do not capture it, instead it must become our guide. I’m thrilled to share the Katabatic Flight in documentation on film and in song.”
This is a film by the artist Matt Costa, in partnership with VERO Watch Company, Danner Boots, and Roark, about pilot Matthew James Hetherington. In the past, Matthew James was an Olympic field hockey coach, travelling the world. The film will focus on his current self-drive to explore, improve himself and help others.
The film is also Matt Costa’s story, his investigation of past, present and future converging in a meditation of flight. In Katabatic Flight, filmmaker Matt Costa follows Matthew James from ten thousand feet above, traversing deserts, mountains and ocean. With a birds-eye view of the landscapes, we explore what it means to be faced with life’s obstacles and how we can help one another and learn from different life experiences. From the desolation of Death Valley to the runway in the sky along California’s Channel Islands, Matt Costa dives into the Nature of time and how we spend it.
Directed and scored by Matt Costa, shot in a combination of classic 16mm film and on a modern high-resolution RED camera, the film follows Matt Costa as he interviews Matthew James Hetherington, asking questions about how he motivates himself and others.
Matt Costa also has a handful of live dates lined up for later this year. View the full list of dates and find more information here.
Katabatic Flight [Score] Track Listing:
1. Katabatic Wind
2. Critical Non Essentials
3. Katabatic Quartet
4. Look To The Sky
5. Relative Wind
6. Wind Overture
Matt Costa Live Dates:
May 26 – Venice, CA – The Venice West
May 27 – Venice, CA – The Venice West
August 22 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City Bham
August 23 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
August 24 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
August 25 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
August 26 – Three Oaks, mI – Acorn Theater
August 27 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI Annex
August 28 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre