The Rise Institute, Everything Is Incredible, Vimeo, Tyler Bastian, Trevor Hill, Tim Skousen
The Rise Institute's short film, Everything Is Incredible, went viral last month on Vimeo and is inspiring people all over the world with a Honduran man's story of his impossible dream. Agustin, a poor, disabled shoemaker has spent over 50 years making a helicopter out of rebar, 2x4's, bicycle parts, and trash. Watch the documentary film below!
Film producer/director trio Tyler Bastian, Trevor Hill, and Tim Skousen set out to inspire and uplift others with an incredible story of hope and dreams in the face of adversity.
As Ben Okri said: "The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering."
The documentary seems to have tapped into this powerful universal truth. Christopher Jobson of This is Colossal watched the film a year ago and turned to Jason Sondi to track it down on Vimeo. Since then, more than 250,000 people have watched the film.
Everything Is Incredible won the following film festival awards this year: Anthem Film Festival, Excellence in Filmmaking Award; Cinequest, Best Documentary Short; Logan Film Festival, Best Documentary Short; DC Shorts Film Festival, Festival Directors Choice.
Within a week of going viral, The Rise Institute has signed a non-exclusive distribution deal with San Francisco-based, Global Oneness Project, who works with films "that challenge us to rethink our relationship to the world."
Challenge us, it does. Yet, Agustin and his helicopter truly remind us that everything is incredible.
To support Agustin at Indigogo, click HERE. The Rise Institute is a media production and learning organization founded in 2006 to produce "Rise", the parent documentary to Everything is Incredible. Download "Rise" at www.theriseinstitute.com.