2020 was a tough year that took us through many unexpected and tragic events, but we still managed to make the most of what we had. From making jewelry, throwing pottery, and farming flowers, to playing music, the resilience of our community shows when we work together and support each other. Here is a glimpse into some of my favorite shots of the year!
Over the past year I have filmed a lot, from concerts and live recording sessions, to plays and comedy shows, to my first documentary, and sessions in the studio with artists (saving that for the New Year). Here are some of my favorite shots that I have compiled for our first annual ‘Hyalite Reel’. Enjoy!
Featuring: Sundance and The Wilds, Joe Knapp, Freak Out the Musical, The Connection, DASH, Comedy Gate, Andy Armstrong a.k.a Pirate Guitars, Happy Trash Can, Bozeman Community Food Co-op, and Holden Nielson
Directed by Taylor Barrett | Music by Antonio Wellman
On Saturday, September 14th, the Rialto featured its monthly comedy showcase in the Lightbox Theater. The night was filled with home grown, local humor–something we can all relate to. The atmosphere was fresh and invigorating, with jokes that will relate to any Bozemanite.
Comedy Gate is a once-monthly stand-up showcase featuring talent from around Montana, and the greater North West region. Established in March 2015, Comedy Gate became the steady sailing ship of the Bozeman stand-up scene, weathering many great exoduses and double bookings. Originally founded by Garrison Choitz, Roerick Sweeney, Alexander Kavon and Thomas Blake, and greatly furthered by Jenna Eliel and Zachary Martinez, Comedy Gate now exists as an opportunity for the shady underbelly of Bozeman performance to sneak a tan in the spotlight of stand-up comedy. Come out for a good time with locally sourced jokes, grass-fed humor and don’t forget to bring your laughing shoes!
Watch our highlight and the full comedy show below, and be sure to catch the Comedy Gate on October 12th at the Rialto!