Mike Mega embodied golf. I wish he was still with us.
In this series, EAL CLASSICS, I am going to introduce to you old films some were edited years ago (as in this case with Mike Mega) or old footage that has recently been edited. In most of these films I am not in them, as I was a director and not a host at the time.
This edit of Mike Mega, a friend that I knew from LA and coincidentally ran into on the golf course, has no music and is truly an early look at the way I made films.
I shot this in the summer of 2011 using an old Canon EOS Rebel with a zoom recorder and wireless mic slung around my neck. It's been a long time since I've seen this and it was hard to watch, knowing that the video ends as it does, with Mike's passing.
If anyone watching this thinks they may have a problem with alcohol or drugs or may know someone who is having a problem, please seek help. In my experience, and in Mega's case, the disease of alcoholism is truly life or death. Call this number 1-800-662-4357 (HELP).
I am so grateful that the random forces of the world brought us together and in some part, I think of Mega here as being responsible for the first movement toward the phase of my life where I became a golf filmmaker. I was curious to learn more about Mega and the camera allowed me a ticket to ask questions. And in that way, this is the first episode of Adventures In Golf and it's the Adventure that is not just my life, but life in general which is always stranger than fiction.
Thanks for reading / watching and looking forward to hearing what you think. In no way have I ever shared something as raw and personal as this. And the irony is that I am not even in it.