Gentle On My Mind


November of 2014, I had the pleasure of working with The Band Perry, Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games, Vikings, etc.), Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf, Ouji, Days of Our Lives) and the wonderful directorial/production staff of Absorb, creating an epic music video for the band’s rendition of Glen Campbell’s,”Gentle On My Mind”.

I was given roughly a week, and the challenge of selecting the best fitting location that matched the script. Much of what you see in the video are scenes from Owens Valley, the Inyo Mountains, and even a seldom visited canyon in Saline Valley.

The storyline, the music, the actor and actress, along with the scenery – truly honor Glen Campbell, and the desert.


Jim with Reid and Neil Perry.

Jim with Reid and Neil Perry.


About the author

Jim Mattern

Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.