Full Documentary


“There’s no reason why anyone should be bored in this life. But you have to tune in to yourself, and you have to find those points in you that resonate, and then go for that.” – Bill Brunton

A pile of wood learns to sing. Follow the charismatic anthropologist-turned-luthier Bill Brunton through the process of building two guitars over the course of a year. Hear about the craft of building guitars, the human tradition, and finding your passion in life. The soundtrack for this film is composed of classic repetoire and 3 original compositions all performed by local musicians (Fargo/Minneapolis) on Bill’s own instruments.

Director/Editor: Shane Reetz
Videographers: Shane Reetz, Kelly Johnson
Musicians: Cole Bishop, Tom Johnson, Shane Reetz, Bill Brunton