Joseph Fletcher is a filmmaker based in Oakland, CA. He aims to use documentary film to explore human’s relationship to nature and society, and has a special interest in examining the universal pursuit of play for individuals and communities across the world.
Eric Johnson is an entrepreneur and skateboarder. He has collaborated with top industry brands like Adidas, NHS, and Max Allure, and has build his own brands such as Kook and Ollie Trollie. Most recently, Eric co-founded SK8SPT, a mobile app designed to curate skating locations and grow the skateboard community globally.
Moving Meditation is at the same time heartbreaking and faith-restoring, in that it shows the systemic racial inequalities faced by so many people globally, while simultaneously showing the significant benefits of leisure activities like skateboarding. It is our hope that viewers come away from this film having a newfound respect for skateboarding, while also being encouraged to stand against police violence and racial injustice.
As a youth growing up in Washington D.C., Eric Johnson found a place of belonging within the skateboarding community, but his identity as a black skateboarder put him into a circumstance that almost cost him his life.
‘Moving Meditation’ is a story of adversity, resilience, and ultimately, self-love. Through dynamic personal narrative and archival footage, Eric’s story conveys both the benefits of a skateboarding obsession, and the risks associated with recreating in public spaces as a person of color in America.
One Step At A Time captures the story of brothers Kyle and Tom as they portaged canoes, over 200km and 20 days, in the Himalayan Mountains to raise money for KOSHISH Nepal. 100% of the money raised has gone directly to support KOSHISH Nepal in building a Women’s mental health Transit Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal.
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: Best Long Form Short Short Film: OUR SEA OF WASTE Best Short Form Short Film: CLEANING SHIPWRECKS Best Cinematography: AZILALI: THEY DON’T SLEEP Best Sound & Music: ONE WORLD Best Direction: BETWEEN THE CREAG AND THE SKY
Theme of night: It’s never what it seems.
NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.
Edwin El Bainou is a young filmmaker. He’s mostly pulling out stories from daily life events, showing humanity at its most natural habitat, linking its existence and growth with Mother Nature, and somehow in a relatively hard, and dangerous environments. He’s always worked as a one-man-film crew, director, sound designer, sound mixer, and a cinematographer in feature films, commercials, and short films for the last 8 years. He’s on a constant pursue of adventures, finding a story in daily life events.
On October 17th, A team of 6 swimmers from Lebanon decided to cross from Cyprus to Lebanon in an open water swim Traverse. All of that in pursue to raise awareness on the plastic use and it’s severe impact on the Mediterranean sea and the world.
Nicholas Julius is a NY based, Actor/Writer/Director/Filmmaker. Nicholas’s film, “The Devil Goes Down” starring Boardwalk Empire and The Wire’s Michael Kenneth Williams has been accepted into 109 Film festivals and has won 36 awards. His latest animated film, “Erin, Owen, and the Loch Ness Monster” is the 1st film of The Mythatania series and is the opening his novel, “Mythatania -The Adventures of Erin, Owen and the Mythfitz.” It has made 18 FF’s and won 12 awards.
Nicholas has written eight feature scripts, two television pilots, and one sitcom.
Nicholas was an actor as Al Capone’s right hand man, Gino, on Boardwalk Empire for 5 seasons, where he worked both in front of and behind the camera while he learned and honed his directorial skills. He has appeared in many more TV shows and feature films. Nicholas’s company, Long Way Home Productions is in prep for two short films in 2020.
What a journey….
￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ Nicholas Julius is a NY based, Actor/Writer/Director/Filmmaker. Nicholas’s film, “The Devil Goes Down” starring Boardwalk Empire and The Wire’s Michael Kenneth Williams has been accepted into 84 Film festivals and has won 29 awards. His latest animated film, “Erin, Owen, and the Loch Ness Monster” is the 1st film of The Mythfitz series. It has made 13 FF’s and won 10 awards.
The Devil challenges a young man to a game of basketball. The stakes? What is in the Devil’s bag against the young man’s soul.
The film is PROOF OF CONCEPT for the feature script, “On a Field of Legends.” In OAFOL a young man challenges Death to a football game for his daughter’s life. FIELD OF DREAMS meets IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. This is what I did with basketball. OAFOL is what I can do with football.