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One Road to Quartzsite


Directed, Shot, Produced & Edited by Ryan Maxey
Produced by Josh Polon
Written by Ryan Maxey, Josh Polon, Sophie Hardeman
In Association with Watch This Ready (THE CLIMB, Cannes Coup de Coeur Award)
Consulting Producer – Ryland Aldrich
Original Music – Ilan Rubin (NINE INCH NAILS)


Official Selection:
  • Big Sky Documentary Festival 2022 (World Premiere) – WINNER, Best Feature
  • DOK Leipzig (International Premiere)
  • Mountainfilm 2022
  • Calgary Underground 2023 – WINNER, Best Documentary Feature
  • Arizona International 2022 – WINNER, Best Vérité Documentary
  • Santa Barbara Int’l 2022 (“Top-12 Best of Fest,” The Santa Barbara Independent)
  • Chattanooga 2022 – WINNER, Best Documentary
  • Cleveland Int’l 2022
  • Milwaukee 2022
Critical Response:
  • “Suffused with a kind and gentle spirit[…] Stirs thoughts of hitting the road and never looking back.” – Screen Anarchy
  • “A beautiful, poetic, observational portrait.” – Big Sky
  • “A tiny sliver of hope for a better tomorrow.” – Film Threat
  • “An enlightening, one-of-a-kind watch[…] Provides a respite for traveling souls.” – Cleveland International