Life on a remote tropical island seems an idyllic paradise for most. While at first glance, the champagne clear waters, dotted with long graceful palms swaying in the warm tradewinds lures you ashore, but once on land something happens. The island reveals its rugged, harsh conditions. Salt water relentlessly rots away all man made devices. Tropical sun rays scorch the surface. Everything is in a state of repair as mother nature chisels away at the shoreline, encroaching on the surroundings.
The best stories told are rooted in adversity. Stories that come from real experiences, often the hard times. People relate to one another through difficult moments, and we gravitate toward genuine truths that don’t come in success, rather in failures and hardship. At the deepest level, the environment in which you live influences your story.
Living on an island forces you to be creative. Constant resourcefulness is a must in order to maintain any semblance of sanity. Isolated far from the comforts of modern society, you are stripped down to the basics. It will reveal your true character, and force you to introspectively confront yourself.
For most people today, life is fraught with distractions. Increasing work demands, unrealistic expectations from clients, and the overwhelming bombardment of technology. People aren’t robots but are expected to perform like them, and gradually they become subjected to burnout under the relentless pace of life that inhibits rest and reflection.
Food has always brought people together. From the earliest times, societies would work together to harvest food, and in a communal setting, prepare it and enjoy it together. We’ve never been more connected yet disconnected at the same time. Not too long ago, life was much slower. People talked to each other, face to face. They pursued passions in their free time and enjoyed the simple things in life like stories and laughter around the dinner table.
Our society is beginning to associate food with unwrapping plastic, pushing a button, and quickly consuming it in isolation in order to rush back to the never ending of demands of modern life.
Far from the mainland, there is an archipelago of islands peppered through a shimmering sea. One of these islands has a quiet, weathered seaplane hangar at the oceans edge. Home to a ruggedly beautiful couple, David and Karina. David is a marine salvage operator and seaplane pilot and his wife Karina is a professional surfer who assists her husband in the day to day operation of recovering distressed vessels. The audience will get an intimate glimpse into their rarely seen world as they experience the ups and downs that come from a life off the grid in hopes of reminding people whats really important in life, experiences, not things. Also, they will learn that behind every strong man, is a stronger woman.
For our hosts Dave and Karina, they are unplugged from the frenetic pace of life not by choice rather determined by their remote location. Island life means that you are removed from modern luxuries. There are no stores, restaurants, or even roads…. Just the two of them, side by side, fixing boats, repairing the seaplane, maintaining the solar field where there energy comes from, and collecting rain water for showers and drinking.
All this in the midst of dodging hurricanes, spearing fish, and bow hunting wild goat on other islands. Food is an escape for them. At the end of a long day, nothing lifts their spirits like cooking fresh food over an open fire, sipping dark rum, and breaking out the guitar for songs and lots of storytelling.
Most portable version
Pro Series 34 - Can be utilized outside with Airplane hanger and seaplane in background
Run Time: 15 Minutes
15 (Fifteen) Minute Short Film - Mastered, Sound Designed & Color Graded (Festival Ready)
Web Delivery of Film + Social Media Ready Versions
60 (Sixty) Second Film Trailer
30 high resolution Photos of the story
20 Hi Resolution Traeger Product Photos
20 Behind the Scenes Production Photos
10 (Ten) Instagram Videos approx 30 sec each
Director of Photography
Underwater Director of Photography
Post Production Supervisor
Talent: David Mitchell & Karina Petroni