In September of 2013 Colorado was hit with the most destructive natural disaster in its recorded history—torrential rains flooded hundreds of square miles along the Front Range, sweeping away infrastructure and leaving thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.

Knee Deep examines the role that citizens can play in response to natural disaster, using the story of an unorthodox group of friends and strangers who took recovery into their own hands using social media and shovels. Powerful aerials and raw documentary footage immerse viewers in the experience of disaster hitting home, while the story of brokenness and the growth it enables lifts them to a vision of a stronger, more resilient community.


Knee Deep was funded on Kickstarter and produced in entirety by our team. 


Producer: Aly Nicklas

Directors: Aly Nicklas & Alisa Geiser 

Cinematography: Aly Nicklas, Alisa Geiser

Additional Footage: Falcor Aerials, Skylight RC, Micheal Brown, Renan Ozturk

VO: Aly Nicklas