THOMAS SIMMONS :: DIRECTOR

THOMAS WAS A YOUNG ONLOOKER IN NEWPORT HARBOR WHEN HIS UNCLE, MIKE PLANT, SAILED OVER THE HORIZON 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 PLANT'S STORY ON THE SCREEN. THOMAS NAVIGATED THE COURSE OF HIS FIRST FEATURE FILM MUCH LIKE PLANT CAMPAIGNED HIS FIRST CIRCUMNAVIGATION - ON THE HEELS OF LIMITED EXPERIENCE, EQUIPPED WITH A CORE BELIEF IN THE MISSION AND THE MESSAGE IT CONVEYS TO OTHERS: TAKE A CHANCE AND FACE YOUR DREAMS... LIFE IS A GREAT ADVENTURE.


MATTHEW WALKER :: CO-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 :: CO-PRODUCER

AFTER CRAFTING BRAND STRATEGIES FOR FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES ON MADISON AVENUE, RYAN TEAMED UP WITH MATTHEW 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 A 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, JOHNNY HAS BUILT HIS PRODUCTION HOUSE, POOR BOYZ PRODUCTIONS, INTO AN AWARD WINNING HOUSEHOLD NAME IN THE WORLD OF SKI, SURF AND BEYOND.