Origin - Built to work, Made for Life

Our epic adventure across Scotland for Origin USA

October 20, 2021

Origin USA is a manufacturer based in the foothills of Maine's western mountains, building durable goods to outfit America.

Here’s our latest piece of work for Origin USA. Our very own highlander Tommy takes us on a journey across some of the most beautiful and remote locations in Scotland, showcasing the incredible craftsmanship that goes into making Origins boots and jeans.

This project was captured over the course of a week in the north west coast of Scotland. We visited some iconic locations and some lesser known hidden spots we have discovered on our travels over the years.

Our journey started at a friends Hotel in Lochailort which we used a base for the first few days of filming. Here we captured a lot of the forest scenes in the nearby woodland and the scene with the old jacobite train passing under the bridge.

Our main opening scene was shot off the coast of Arisaig next to the Isle of Eigg. Our original plan for getting a boat out to sea had fallen through and we were in desperate need of a boat and a skipper. We spent a few hours at a local bar in Arisaig and got chatting to some fisherman who helped us out getting a Rib to tow our old rickety row boat (which definitely wasn't sea-worthy). We were blessed with a gorgeous sunset behind the epic Isle of Rum.

The following day we moved up to Applecross for the next stage of our Journey. We had accommodation next to a beautiful coastal road next with amazing hidden gems nearby, this is were we shot the landing scene in a hidden cave.

Our main stop for this journey was in Torridon, to hike the Ben Eighe route to Coire Mhic Fhearchair. Since this ad was for an American audience we wanted to bring in a more familiar scene, so what better than the view from the Highlander sword training montage. We captured a lot of the mountain scenes here with our camera, gimbal and drone. After a long hike in we managed to get the final shot with Tommy standing proud with his Origin boots on overlooking one of the finest scenes in our country.

We’ve crossed continents and seas. Against all the odds, we’ve conquered every challenge the world has thrown at us. Through the labour of our bodies and our minds, we transform nature into the things we need. It’s what makes us human. We move, we work; we invent and we grow. Every time we put another foot forward, we enter a new world. From your first step until your last, Origin is there to carry you. These boots are handmade in Maine, USA. From the leather to the laces, the values of craftsmanship live on in every pair. But they’re meant for you. Wherever you’re headed. Origin: built to work, made for life.

Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen 🙏


The Highlander: Tommy Slack

Camera and Aerial Filming: Ross Addy

Script: David Lee

Voice over: Adam Holmes

Musical Score: Michał Gajzler

SFX: Urszula Zyguła

Motion Graphics: Bartosz Liszka

Location: Arisaig, Torridon and Applecross in Scotland

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