TEDxMileHigh calls it "Denver's highlight reel." The duo behind it describe their work simply as "A short film about the people, the places, and the heart and soul of Denver."
Both are accurate, yet somehow neither fully captures the sheer inspiring beauty of "Breathless," a video directed and produced by Thaddeus Anderson and Woody Roseland of Air Ball Creative, and structured around a poem by Denver slam poet extraordinaire Ken Arkind.
The 3 minute, 51 second film debuted at TEDxMileHigh: Values + Instincts in June, and was concepted "to get people excited about the place we call home, the place where these big ideas and exceptional people live."
Mission accomplished -- and then some.
Assembled along an appropriately "breathless" timetable, Roseland told HuffPost in an email the duo shot at more than 50 locations, with only “45 days, 2 people with help from a few friends, and $0 budget to complete the project.”
WATCH "Breathless," above. Read more at TEDxMileHigh.
UPDATE: This article has been updated with comment from Roseland.