Director: Chris Bukard
Documentary Short
Drama | USA | 17 min
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Elli Thor is an Icelandic photographer, surfer, and former kayaker. A decade ago Elli nearly drowned under a waterfall, while kayaking a challenging Icelandic river. His near death experience became a catalyst for his own personal growth, and for his initiating his professional career. After walking away from kayaking, a newfound passion for surfing emerged, and the birth of his daughter Unnur gave him a new perspective worth living for.

Director’s bio:

As an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author; Chris Burkard travels throughout the year to pursue the calling his receives from the farthest expanses of ‘Earth’. His work consists of: capturing stories, defining them, and determining their relative value; in order to consider their relationship with nature (while simultaneously promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere), punctuated by untamed, energized landscapes, and peak moments of adventure – in order to be accumulated, recorded, and perpetrated for his audience of over one million followers, as he has become a globally recognized social influencer.