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Crystal Thornburg- Homcy is an accomplished longboarder and all round ocean goer and features in El Mar, Mi Alma opening nationally August 12th in Australia.
Patagonia® surf ambassador - Crystal Thornburg-Homcy has a degree in Environmental Science and works closely with a number of environmental non-profits. She lives on the North Shore, where she and her husband acclaimed surf cinematographer, part from working together on surf films such as El Mar, Mi Alma, also run an organic produce company, Crave Greens.
This film is a conglomeration of surfing footage that stars Quincy Davis, Bruna Schmitz, Monyca Byrne Wickey, Bethany Hamilton, Alana Blanchard, Sage Erickson, Coco Ho, Lakey Peterson, Malia Manuel, Laura Enever, Carissa Moore, Courtney Conlogue, Sally Fitzgibbons, and Stephanie Gilmore.
This is not the first time that we have shared one of Hayley's film's... By The Way is a fifteen minute short surf film featuring Sara Taylor, Ornella Pellizzari, Silvana Lima, Margaux Arramon-Tucoo, Jenna Balester, Kim Kirch, Jen Smith, Courtney Conlogue, Danica Elbertse, Kaleigh Gilchrist, Rebecca Woods, Sofia Mulanovich, Malia Manuel, Leila Hurst.
Bag It, directed by Suzan Beraza - Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes-single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is "away?" Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb's journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? Jeb looks beyond plastic bags and discovers that virtually everything in modern society-from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to dental sealants, to personal care products-is made with plastic or contains potentially harmful chemical additives used in the plastic-making process. When Jeb's journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.