The Surfing Violinist

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I will release a feature length documentary on December 1st. Patrons will have ad-free access to the documentary for streaming and download. This documentary will serve as a sequel of sorts to a film I made in 2013 called American~Indian, which chronicled my family's cultural adjustment to living in India. Available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taNW5IOU9zE

My equipment, tone and perspectives have matured since 2013.I would categorize most of my online video, film and music output from 2013-2016 as annoyingly enthusiastic. Some might call my online persona during that time period "cringe," and I would agree.

Most of my online output since then has been a bipolar cycle of rants and shortsighted optimism. Most of my energy was channeled into try-hard-self-serious-think-piece approaches to making sense of mental health or the state of the world. 

With the next documentary tentatively titled The Surfing Violinist Odyssey, I am attempting to strike a balance between the enthusiasm of my 2013 self as seen in the documentary and the nihilistic resignation on display in an essay I wrote while still in India in 2016, titled Leviathan

The goal of this film is to evoke a desire in the viewer to reclaim a lost passion for their current home, their ancestral home and a pastime, hobby or pursuit that has been pushed to the margins in the rushing river rapids of "getting by." 

This will not be an "issue" documentary that seeks to pin the blame of all society's ills on a convenient scapegoat. We will be pick a set of challenges as a family to rouse us out of our 4 years of re-entry culture shock, document our attempts to fulfill these challenges and look back at the most pivotal memories from 2013 to the present day without the gloss of my 2013 self and without the gloom of my 2019 self. 

Weekly family vlogs will be released exclusively to Patrons, Twitch subscribers and Youtube Channel members until further notice. The final 10 episodes of Season 1 of The Surfing Violinist Podcast are available exclusively for this same crew, as well as any writings, Work in Progress Songs, and specialty streams.

I've had delusions of grandeur on display for the world to see for the better part of a decade, so I'm trying to reign my promises in here, but music plays an important role in my life and in my film and video work. 

Supporters will have priority access to my music, violin, and soundtrack work from here on out. Any EP's, soundtracks, singles, music videos, etc. will be available to supporters ad-free.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 97 exclusive posts
31
Audio releases
15
Links
7
Writings
44
Videos

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