thomas simmons <director>
Thomas was a young onlooker in Newport Harbor when his uncle, Mike Plant, appeared over the horizon and sailed to victory in the 1986-87 BOC Challenge, a singlehanded sailboat race around the world. Thirty years later, he has fulfilled his dream of sharing Mike's story on the screen. Thomas has navigated the course of his first feature film much like Plant campaigned his first circumnavigation - on the heels of zero experience, equipped with a core belief in the message it conveys to others: take a chance and face your dreams... life is a great adventure.
matthew walker <producer>
Matt has worked as a producer, director and cinematographer on a range of projects, including narrative and documentary feature films, major network series and pilots. Most recently, Matt directed The Art of the Game, which Forbes called a "provocative love letter to the video game industry." In 2013, Matt co-produced Muscle Shoals, a critically acclaimed documentary about a forgotten treasure in American music history.
ryan lynch <producer>
After crafting brand strategies for Fortune 500 companies on Madison Avenue, Ryan teamed up with Matthew Davis Walker to form production house, Story Developing. Most recently, the pair have been working with Pharrell Williams, Daniel Arsham and Jonah Bokaer on a unique feature that documents the process of creativity and collaboration in the name of art.
johnny decesare <dir. of photography>
once a former professional mogul skier and current avid surfer, johnny left the competitive ranks to devote his life to capturing the mind-blowing imagery of professional skiing and big wave surfing. in the last 20+ years, he has built his production company, poor boyz productions, into an award winning household name in the world of ski, surf and beyond.