Flat Earth – a surf film about the extraordinary nature of this moment

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Flat Earth – A Journey with Jonathan Gonzalez is a beautiful film about remembering the exquisite nature of this moment told through the lens of surfing.

Flat Earth:  a surfing tale about the wonder of the present moment

“This Now moment in which I’m talking, and you are listening, is eternity.”  – Flat Earth

Flat Earth is a surfing visual metaphor of Jonathan Gonzalez, who under the watchful eye of the sun, decides to wrap himself up in a wetsuit and paddle to the end of a new world.  Directors Christian Rosillo and Sergio Villalba painstakingly and compassionately pay tribute to the idea that the only way to reveal the truth in things is to experience them.  Our job, as humans, is to be aware of this extraordinary gift:  the present.

Welcome to Flat Earth.

CO-DIRECTED by Christian Rosillo & Sergio Villalba
COPY by Lukas Schindler
ARTWORK by Hector Menendez
EXTRA FOOTAGE by Guillem Cruells

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.