We Will Not Forget

A short film following Garrett Schlag
and his struggle with the loss of his dad Steven Schlag.

88 and Sunny - Short Film - from Cole Sax on Vimeo.

Well dad, here we are again. It's the absolute perfect day for skiing right now. I'm heading up to the mountain in the Passaad. I drive it every day. It's seen more than most people have. It sucks you didn't get to drive it home. I still sing to all our old favorites on the road… Drops of Jupiter never gets old.

A lot has changed since we both rode Town lift together. Man I can't believe it's been 10 years …. The time flies. But I guess I'm doing ok. I'm just taking one day at a time. I remember going up to the cabin on the weekends, spending Christmas and thanksgiving with family and friends…. going skiing at Hunter's.

You taught me to ski so well… it's not often that a 5-year-old gets complimented on their skiing. (SMILING) man we used to ski so fast. You and me and Dakota.

As I'm sure you know, we're living in Park City now. That always was your dream. I can see why. And Dad… I know you're shredding up there.

I'm a junior now, and I'm doing ok in school… but it's tough to focus sometimes. My thoughts tend to get the best of me……..

I feel like I'm growing up too fast.. I should have cherished my younger days…… the days you were around. I'd give anything to go back.

Not many people know about you. It's hard to talk about what happened. None of my descriptions would do you justice.

I miss our dog Jagger too. I remember the day you brought him home. That dog watched me grow up. I know you're taking care of him. We have a new dog now and……… she sux.

Mom's good. She's with someone and she's happy. She's still thinks about you sometimes though. We all do.

Dakota's off to college. He's been the best big brother. I know you'd be proud of him. I only hope that Sierra can say the same about me. She hasn't had it any easier. Our household is still missing your personality and always will.

I went to homecoming this year at Snowpark. Amidst all the excitement, I remember being there with you….. by that warm fire. It's crazy the emotions I felt just being in a building that had once held your presence.

I'm sometimes so overwhelmed.. I try to clear my mind. But it's nearly impossible.

I'm not alone on this road. I've been blessed with such incredible friends and family. I like coming here. It's a good place to be alone with my thoughts. It's different from late nights around the bonfire with all the boys though. You are always on my mind and that will never change. I would give anything to have you back. Sometimes it's easy to lose track of time. Of how long it's been since you were taken from me - from us. Weeks blend into months that blend into years. I miss you more than words can explain. And I'll never stop missing you dad… not even for a second.

After all this time, I know you're still with me so I won't say my goodbye's I'll only say until next time.

I love you so much daddy.