Five years ago a Hawaiin family traveld the world for 18 months with their young kids. Joined by a film crew to live in 15 countries and surf the best spots on this planet. They have shared their experience on a blog during the trip and published a heart warming trailer on vimeo. But after that … pure silence.
But guess what!? In 2017 the movie „Given“ will be finally released online. Starting February 28th here. Yeah!
I am really curious what happend. I wrote a few emails and commented on social media, but no reaction. I really thought that „The Goodwin Project“ was canned and one would never see a full film, nor get any insights why it failed. Was it too complicated? Can you survive 18 months with a film crew, that were your friends at the start? Can you agree on a story and an angle to it in post production, if it’s the life of your son?
Given is a six year old boy who’s father takes him, his Mum and his new born sister on a journey around the globe. Showing them and us the curious and beautiful world we are living in. Sometimes I wish I could just do the same with my kids. Escape from everything and show them what freedom feels like and how colourful nature can be.
If you live in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich or Vienna you will have a chance to see one of the very few screenings in Europe. Check out the dates online. I am very excited about the movie and its soundtrack, which was created at Geaorge Luca’s Skywalker Ranch.
Enjoy the latest trailer. I’ll keep you posted how I liked the full 74 minute version of the story.
Given is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of a unique family legacy come full circle. Told through the visceral experience of a 6 yr. old, Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations.