"To be an effective leader Zebu seemed to become an ecologist/activist: You can’t come up with solutions to every little thing: the calculus gets compounded every time you add a personality to a creative collaboration. So, his approach is to build community and nurture creative spaces where a diverse tribe can thrive. If you need somebody with keen intelligence and aesthetic and technical chops to navigate a complex project, he’s your guy. If it's not his gig, he will tell you. I trust him deeply."
Founder Majestic Collaborations (2017)
Creative Director and Impresario of New Belgium Brewery's Tour de Fat 2005-2016
This is a piece we did for the World Surf League. I had a moment on set when I saw all of the skills I’ve developed over the years merge into a single moment - production, writing, interview and surfing. I feel blessed to have met these women and (in my little way) support these short stories -> directed by Jana Cruder.
You killed the gnome!
Art Camp with YDRS. We spent a few days together in the Sonoma Hills. The primary focus was a photoshoot. But we also left time and space for creative experimentation. I love supporting these spaces - bringing artist together and seeing what happens. This is a short film that was made on the spot. Directed by our friend Dugan Oneal.
Vertical edit + full edit for Shift Media - Footage from Venetian content shoot in Las Vegas.
“I get a sense that the next big creative movement will be international and multicultural, and it will embody some little known ancient and sacred truth. It will come from a place in the world that has been cultivating these principles in ways that most westerners cannot even comprehend. There will be no blinking lights, PVC shade structures or fake fur. There will be blazing fires and stone shadows. It will be like mother nature coming home for her children.”
Interview I did for Dark Beauty Magazine. More a prayer than a prediction -> love always -> even if it happened a long time ago.
Yard Dogs Road Show documentary - This one took 15 years to make - Produced, Written and Narrated by Zebu Recchia
“Nowadays, the avant-garde is to be found in the bars of Buenos Aires and the clubs of Berlin but, not so long ago, it could be found in San Francisco. Before the tech bubble and Silicon Valley, the American youth were reuniting on the streets to create — carelessly and compulsively. Out of this frenetic, exciting atmosphere emerged the Yard Dogs Road Show, a rag-tag band of counter-cultural vaudeville performers.” -> Full story here.
“Even before they made music, Yard Dogs Road Show was an experimental film in the making. The band has always been a fusing of different forms of art and their eponymous documentary is no different. Regardless of success or intent or any way you want to credit or discredit a counterculture movement, the point remains the same. They truly did it.” -> Full story here.