70mph Short Film #4 “PREPARATIONS”

70mph Short Film #4 “PREPARATIONS”

70mph Short Film #4 “PREPARATIONS” I was in way over my head, I had no idea what I was doing, I was breaking stuff left and right… But I was having a blast. It was super fun to build a home inside of a van with no previous construction experience....
70mph Short Film #3 “BUYING THE VAN”

70mph Short Film #3 “BUYING THE VAN”

70mph Short Film #3 “BUYING THE VAN” I was super scared to live in a van… To live in such a small uncomfortable space in the back of a van… To get rid of my sparkly sexy sports car… To leave my home where I had such a nice apartment in a...
70mph Short Film #2 “VAN SHOPPING”

70mph Short Film #2 “VAN SHOPPING”

70mph Short Film #2 “VAN SHOPPING” We’re told that there’s only one way to live life: “Go to school, get a job, 9-5, buy a house…” But what I learned living in a van is that human creative potential is limitless. Which means...
70mph Short Film #1″THE CLEANSE”

70mph Short Film #1″THE CLEANSE”

70mph Short Film #1/7 “THE CLEANSE” I lit a match and threw it on my most prestigious Emmy award. It was soaked in lighter fluid, so it erupted immediately into a big ball of flame. I watched as the “Nick Conedera” printed on the award slowly disintegrated...
Fail forward…

Fail forward…

ORLANDO, FL“I’m going to make this easy for both of us,” I said. “We’re not together anymore.” We sat on one of the most beautiful white sand beaches I’ve ever experienced. The water was turquoise, palm trees lined the boardwalk, bikinis everywhere, the sun was...
Adapt! The Maiden Voyage

Adapt! The Maiden Voyage

“You’re acting like a fucking ninny,” the emergency room doctor scolded me.  I was so confused. There I was laying on the hospital bed in Moab UT, in great pain, I could barely talk, I could barely stand, something was very wrong, and this doctor – whose job...
Departure from Your Comfort Zone

Departure from Your Comfort Zone

Ten weeks of building and I was ready for my freedom. After completing the van’s finishing touches, it was time to depart. Just in time, too. I finished the van, cleaned out all the sawdust, and moved my stuff in the day before we left. That same day, I rented a...
DIY Van Build with no Experience

DIY Van Build with no Experience

“Do you have any idea how loud you’re being?”  I turned around to find a super friendly neighbor. He was trying to be mean and scary, but for some reason it wasn’t working. “Ummm, yes. I’m cutting wood. It’s loud,” I replied honestly. In fact, I probably knew...