Directed by Brendan Hearne
CURT is a short documentary about 50-year-old competitive surfer, Curt Harper. Diagnosed with autism as a child, Curt faced many challenges growing up, but one thing that came easy was his love for surfing. Over the past 21 years, Curt has become a beloved fixture in the Southern California surf scene, having played an unlikely, yet vital role in the growth and development of multiple generations of groms
Directed by Jonathan Demme
A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees, and mistresses, wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Directed by Jordan Tappis
Former British Paratrooper Karl Bushby embarks on a year-long journey to walk - one step at a time - 3,600 miles from the Pacific shores of Los Angeles to the steps of the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. His goal: convince Moscow to allow him back in to Siberia, so he can complete his record-setting 20-year, 36,000-mile walk around the world. In 1998, with only $300 to his name, Bushby set out on a challenge to complete the longest continuous walk in human history. Planning to return to his home in Britain on foot, he left the southern tip of South America and walked up through Central America, North America and into Russia, successfully completing the first documented on-foot crossing of the Bering Strait from Alaska to Russia. After trekking nearly 2,000 miles into the grueling Siberian tundra, the Russian government placed a five-year visa ban on Bushby, halting the expedition to which he has already dedicated a third of his life. Now, this modern-day adventurer is walking from Los Angeles to the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. with his visa application in hand, in hopes of overturning the ban and continuing what he started sixteen years ago. The trek take will Bushby through the Western deserts, over the Rockies, across the Great Plains, over the Appalachians and onwards to the U.S. Capital. As he battles the elements and the emotional toll that comes along with 15 years on the road, we will learn that Karl is the embodiment of perseverance, and that it is indeed possible, if not incredibly rewarding, to steadfastly pursue one's wildest dreams.
Directed by Jamie Brisick & Alan White
A true visionary, iconic surfer Peter Drouyn dominated the international competitive ranks in the 1960s and 1970s, changed the way modern surf competitions are run and introduced surfing to China. But there was a lot that Peter kept private. During his competitive years, he was hypersensitive and introspective amid a culture that was often macho, myopic and sexist. For most of his career he felt ostracized even though he was revered by his contemporaries. In the '80s he drifted away from competitive surfing and all but disappeared.
In 2008, Peter announced on Australian national television that he had been living as a woman. Her new name, she said, was Westerly Windina. Our documentary will explore Westerly's past as a man, her gender-reassignment operation in Thailand, and will follow her, post-op, as she acclimates to the newest chapter of her enigmatic journey.