LIFE ON THE WATER
FILMS ABOUT EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE AND THEIR CONNECTION TO WATER
Our mission is to honor the history, culture and achievements of inspiring individuals and their connection to water. Life on the Water films are defined by character-driven narratives that document and preserve important stories that might otherwise fade away.
WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING FILMS ABOUT PEOPLE WITH HEART. PEOPLE WHO HAVE VEERED OFF COURSE OF SOCIETAL NORMS TO FIND THEIR TRUE NORTH. TOLD IN FIRST PERSON, ALLOWING THE NATURE OF THEIR CHARACTER TO BE AUTHENTICALLY REVEALED. THESE ARE INSPIRING STORIES THAT WE ARE HONORED TO PRESERVE.
Growing up in New Zealand, surrounded by vast blue water and fueled by an insatiable curiosity, Ron Holland dreamed of crossing oceans and exploring faraway lands. From his troubled childhood to his rise to fame in the sailing world, Ron’s real life journey would take him far beyond his wildest imagination.
Jocelyn grew up in the 40s at a time of very rigid ideas of a woman’s place in society. Despite being judged by others for not conforming to societal norms, Jocelyn continued to swim against the tide to live a life of authenticity. It was not her plan to become extraordinary and yet the way she navigated her life led to extraordinary achievements. Jocelyn has become a source of encouragement, advice, and inspiration for men and women alike.
The only world Warwick knew from the age of 2 weeks to 9 years old was an 85 foot schooner surrounded by water. That world that Warwick was accustomed to was turned upside down in 1941 when Wander Bird was forced to dock during WWII. Never quite adjusting to land, he returned to a life at sea where his heart remained.
From the early days of competitive SUP races, Travis Grant has remained top of the leader board and is considered to be one of the greatest ocean athletes around. Well respected, highly skilled, with a super chill outlook on life, he is a great source of inspiration to others. The ease and flow in whichTravis lives his life in the competitive world of racing is what makes his story so compelling
Harold was a sailor, historian, mechanic, painter, tugboat captain, antique restorer – a renaissance man. He had a broad range of interests and friends in high and low places. After watching a fine 85 foot German pilot schooner dying a slow death in the mud of Sausalito waterfront, he galvanized a very diverse group of people to contribute in an 11 year long restoration. The 100 year old, Wander Bird was resurrected through a labor of love and sailed again in June of 1981.
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