Resiliency of ALX: Fernweh Film Co.

By Drew Evans, Owner


Drew Evans, Owner

My name is Drew Evans. I am the owner of Fernweh Film Co. I went to New York Film Academy after high school and have spent the last 4 years filming weddings, music videos, and small business promos. I absolutely love being a part of weddings. Being able to capture such an exciting and happy day almost every weekend is a blessing that I will always cherish.


2020 proved to be the hardest year of my life, and I’m sure it also was for so many others. My fiancé and I had been planning to renovate a school bus to live out of and take on the road. I had saved up and finally bought the bus in March of 2020. Perfect timing right?


"... this world can be wildly unpredictable, so walk every day with intention and grace. We could all use some extra grace."

As everything shut down, we had to put that dream on hold. Weddings were postponed, rescheduled, and canceled. But I had to adapt, and I knew I couldn’t just pause everything in life. I switched focus and began filming online content for my local church, which proved to be a rewarding experience for me. I focused on my relationships with my fiancé and my family and tried to examine all of the parts of me that I needed to work on.


As the year progressed, I began planning more for the future, and I realized that no matter what was going to happen, I had to keep my priorities on the people in my life, and I’ve made sure to remind myself of that daily.

I’ve begun working on renovating the bus again and as weddings are picking back up, I’ve found myself cherishing them even more. My advice for everyone right now is to love the people in your life with maximum effort. As we’ve all seen, this world can be wildly unpredictable, so walk every day with intention and grace. We could all use some extra grace.


Support this small business by visiting them at:

www.fernwehfilmco.com

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