Do Something Cool

Stories and Stoke



"wander" is a short film about breaking from the norm & finding happiness.

Produced by Patrick Bilazio

Directed, Shot, and Edited by David Stoessel

He Spent 40 Years Alone in the Woods, and Now Scientists Love Him.

Welcome to Gothic, Colorado—one of the coldest places in the United States. This ghost town has been abandoned since the 1920s, but there is at least one person who still calls it home. For more than 40 years, current resident billy barr has lived in a small cabin, recording data about the snowpack to pass the time. In this short film, Morgan Heim of Day’s Edge Productions profiles the legendary local who inadvertently provided scientists with a treasure trove of climate change data.

Video by Days Edge Productions

What Exactly Are We Talking About When We Talk About Public Lands?

Public lands have been in the news a lot lately, and it's important to know what we are talking about. If you pay federal taxes in the US, public lands are YOUR LANDS. How do you feel about them being taken away?

Video by Outside Magazine

Life Coach

There is a reason we work so hard to get out of our comfort zones, that is where the magic happens. When filmmaker Renan Ozturk has his camera turned on him by climber Alex Honnold during a failed summit attempt of Alaska's Ruth Gorge we see pushing our limits can lead to a sense of reflection and clarity.

This video reminds us that time spent doing what we love can perhaps be the best way to learn about who we are.

A Camp 4 Collective production presented by The North Face

Across The Sky

This film by Camp 4 Collective beautifully documents a record setting slackline walk by Théo Sanson. Bonus points for the musical score by Enco Morricone.

Filmed and Edited by Tim Kemple, Renan Ozturk and Anson Fogel

Foam & Friends Goes To Mexico

Throwing it way, way back to the beginning of Do Something Cool. It all started in the break room of a surf shop called Shaper Studios with a bunch of idiots trying their best.

Still idiots. Still trying.

Film by Michael Weybret

Music: Old Town Cantina Mariachi Band