Of the Sea
Of the Sea is a female-driven surf film that follows a mother and her entrepreneurial efforts to raise awareness of the world’s plastic consumption. Of the Sea follows Katherine’s notable life as an entrepreneur, Vietnam-war refugee, and loving mother. Katherine’s life began in the ocean. At age five, she launched off the coast of Vietnam as a refugee to cross the Pacific Ocean by boat with her father and pregnant mother. Today, she is a steward of positive change. Of the Sea dives deep into the heart of environmentalist and designer Katherine Terrell as she continues to make positive change in her yet again, new lifestyle. Katherine relocated her family to Costa Rica in hopes of living more minimally. She started her swimsuit brand, Jeux De Vagues, in 2017 with the motto “Hot bikinis for a hot planet,” and strives to set the standard for sustainable swimwear. With her brand, Katherine hopes to empower women to speak up about climate change, and look fierce while doing it. Audience Award and Jury Award Nomination – NFFTY 2019. Emerging Filmmaker Award – Surfalorous Film Festival 2019. Best NM Short Documentary – Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2019. Best Surf Short – Huntington Beach Film Festival 2019. Richard H. Kline Student Heritage Award Nomination – American Society of Cinematographers 2019. Official Selections 2019: Save the Waves Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, Coast Film Festival, Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival, San Pedro International Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Ringerike International Youth Film Festival, Key West International Film Festival, Action! International Film Festival, Fort Meyers International Film Festival, SEA x SEA Southeast Asia x Seattle Film Festival.