This award winning film profiles surfer Léa Brassy, who grew up in northern France. By the time she was 17, she moved to southern France for the warm water surf. Accustomed to a life on the road, her nomadic lifestyle takes a pause at the Unstad break in the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway. Trading in her bikini for a thick wetsuit, she connects with the surrounding mountains, Arctic surf, and simple living. Whether it’s paddling hard for a wave, or chasing after a passion – Léa reminds us that if the timing is right, we have to Catch It.
Scott Mangis is a former US Marine who now lives his life as a Zen monk near Tokyo, Japan. We explore Scott’s life story and path that lead him to completely change his way of living.
Alek Lisefski was tired of paying rent in high-end towns like Santa Monica and Boulder so he decided to build his own house on wheels. He and his girlfriend Anjali Krystofiak moved in with her parents and put their rent money toward building Alek’s design. With no construction experience, it took Alek 6 months (while simultaneously working as a web designer) and $30,000 to complete the 240-square-foot home.
When Anjali enrolled in graduate school in Northern California the couple hitched up their home and towed it 2300 miles from Iowa to Sebastopol, California. Here the median home price is over $600,000 and median rent is $1850. Alek and Anjali are parked behind someone else’s home and in lieu of paying rent they maintain the landscaping.
The Tiny Project (more photos, and Alek’s house plans for sale): http://tiny-project.com
My deepest thanks to my teacher Jundo and to my Sangha for making this beautiful day possible. I am honoured to walk this path with you all. Deep bows =)