Beyond the Surface

Ishita Malaviya, India's first female surfer, is joined by a unique and talented group of women - Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch, and Kate Baldwin.

With unshakable determination for a better world, they traveled through Southern India, documenting how surfing, yoga, and ecological creativity are bringing hope and fueling change for local people and the Planet.

The saturated hues of India set the scene for this documentary that will touch upon eco-tourism, youth and women's empowerment, biocentrism, and personal growth.

They have integrated these causes with the pursuit of India's perfect waves, highlighting the undeniable power of surfing to bring joy amongst suffering.

Documentary-style interviews with the local Indian community, filmed by award-winning cinematographer Dave Homcy, who has captured this rare and inspiring endeavor with the goal of sharing these stories with the global surf community and beyond.

Homcy is best know for critically acclaimed work in "Sliding Liberia," "Surfwise," "A Broke Down Melody," "El Mar Mi Alma," "Come Hell or High Water," "One Track Mind," "Shelter," and "Dear and Yonder."

They intend to bring a spark of hope to the people they meet who face social disparity and suffering and empower those without voices.

All the while, they have discovered more about themselves, exchange life experiences and - through the medium of film - inspire others to seek a deeper connection to their fellow humans and the wonder of nature.