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You’re paddling a kayak in open ocean 6 miles off the South Florida coast when a sailfish bigger than you peels off with the fishing line at your rear. This is David Gauzens’ day to day. A Miami native, David knows glitz—but he shuns it as part of a small, gritty band of kayak fishermen who forsake flashy boats for utilitarian pieces of plastic to pursue their passion. High seas, storms, even capsizing don’t deter David from exhaustive encounters with prehistoric fish—and he learns in the process how little he needs to be content. Winner – Paddling Film Festival 2021. Honourable Mention – Waterwalker Film Festival 2021. Best Documentary – Miami Short Film Festival 2020. Best Documentary Short – Independent Shorts Awards 2020. Official Selections 2021: Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 5Point Film Festival, Wasatch Mountain Film, Paonia Film Festival, Atlanta Shortsfest. Official Selections 2020: San Jose International Short Film Festival, Maine Outdoor Film Festival, Indie Short Fest, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.