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CSM names Galvin as Change Agent in People Making a Difference. Read more here

Galvin honored in the 2014 GOOD 100, representing the vanguard of creative impact from around the globe. This year's list hails from over 35 countries, featuring a diverse group of artists, activists, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Galvin asked to curate The Ocean Issue for Origin Magazine. Look for it on stands in January 2014!

Production continues on our film about river Yoda Dick Goin. See a few teaser photos on our blog.

Nice blog post by Celine Cousteau about our shoot in the Vale do Javari, Amazonas for a public health documentary in the making

Galvin heads to Brazil to shoot Celine Cousteau's documentary about the public health crisis in the Vale do Javari, Amazon.

Returning to Haiti to produce a TV commercial in partnership with Cine Institute.

"Chasing the Swell" screens at Honolulu Surf Film Festival on July 10th, 14th & 20th

FREE SWIM airs on TV station Cayman 27, with the support of Cayman National Cultural Foundation and the Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase

"Eating The Ocean" headed to Seoul as a finalist in GFFIS Green Competition

FREE SWIM screens on Providence Island, Columbia with Seaflower EcoCultural Festival on April 27th at 7:30PM

Galvin's Haiti photos featured in "Open Your Eyes" show on February 7th at Gallery Bar

"Eating The Ocean" travels Alaska screening with the Alaska Ocean Film Festival 2012

"Chasing the Swell" brings home the bacon winning BEST not so short SHORT at NY Surf Film Festival 2011

Galvin speaks at Yale's Women in Leadership Conference 2011 about "Women in Social Entrepreneurship"

FREE SWIM screens in St. John on Oct.11th at 7:30PM, featuring guest speaker Dean Doeling

Shooting continues in WA as historic Elwha River dam removal begins! WATCH our trailer.

Great news! "Chasing the Swell" is a FINALIST for the 2011 Online Video Journalism Awards.

FREE SWIM premieres in South America at Seaflower Fest as opening film for Los Pueblos del Mar facilitated by Universidad Nacional de Columbia.

"Chasing the Swell" screens at NY Surf Film Festival on Sat. Sept. 17th @ 9:15PM. Get your tickets!

FREE SWIM premieres in France at the amazing LES ÉCRANS DE LA MER

American Rivers joins us in telling the story of ELWHA UNPLUGGED

Cunningham nominated for online journalist of the year from LA Press Club

Galvin participates in the Caribbean Filmmakers' Forum and presents on Women in Film

in the Ocean Conservation Educators' Workshop, Nevis, West Indies.

featured on - Inspiration to Action

"Eating The Ocean" and "Chasing the Swell" screen in Beneath The Waves Film Festival, Mobile, AL.

Cunningham’s multimedia project “Chasing the Swell” honored by Associated Press Sports Editors.

“Chasing the Swell”
, “They’ve struck oil, but they’re not rich” and “Abby Sunderland Sets Sail” screen at SFOFF March 13th at 10AM and 1PM.

Cunningham’s “They’ve struck oil, but they’re not rich” wins second place in prestigious POYi competition.

EATING THE OCEAN screens with BLUE On Tour 2011-2012


Galvin gives keynote for "The Year of Film" at The Birch Wathen Lenox School.

Watch Cunningham's "Chasing the Swell" and the making of this three part big wave surfing video.

Cunningham wins first annual The Most Awesomest Filmmaker Award at Save The Waves Film Festival 2010... that's awesome!

Free Swim
in the Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase, Oct. 7th at 6PM, Historical Society Building, Nassau, Bahamas.

Free Swim at the Montreal Int'l Black Film Festival - Saturday, October 2nd@6pm, NFB Cinema.

Galvin delivers keynote "Film, Oceans and Social Change" at University of Miami RSMAS.

Eating The Ocean will premiere at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival. Join us on Saturday, August 28th at 3PM, Osio Cinemas, Monterey, CA.

They've struck oil, but they're not rich wins 3rd place at the 2010 Hawaii Ocean Festival - Special Tribute to the People of the Gulf

WATCH Cunningham's They've struck oil, but they're not rich.
Read more at LA Times + GOOD

FREE SWIM inspires Linden Wolbert of Mermaids In Motion to support Swim To Empower with a new PSA. Read 20/20's story about her underwater activism.

Galvin joins LOF in The Bahamas. Read about our work in The Nassau Guardian

Cunningham again honored by the Webby Awards for Garrett McNamara Searches for Big Wave Surf

Galvin presents "Film, Oceans + Social Change" at UConn.
For event details, click here

tours the Caribbean with Muestra Itinerante de Cine del Caribe

Surfbus travels Alaska with the Alaska Ocean Film Festival

wins "Best Full Feature in Category: Film and Social Change" in the Fans of Film Green Festival

Come see Surfbus (Friday, Feb. 5th @ 7PM) + FREE SWIM (Sunday, Feb. 7th @ 1PM) at the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

FREE SWIM coming home to The Bahamas with BIFF!
Sat. Dec. 12th at 11:30AM at Galleria JFK Cinema Theatre
Mon. Dec. 14th at 6PM
at the
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

All Points South wins OCEAN GREEN SPIRIT AWARD at the California Surf Festival

FREE SWIM a finalist at the International Film Festival South Africa November 2nd - 8th

FREE SWIM at the La Femme Film Festival. Join us on October 18th at 10AM in the Davidson/Valentini Theatre, Los Angeles.

Come see Free Swim at The Cape Ann Cinema sponsored by
THE HIVE. Pre-party at 6:30PM. Screening at 7:30PM, followed by Q&A.

All Points South
, directed by Sachi Cunningham, wins BEST SHORT FILM at the NY Surf Film Festival

Free Swim
at the Newburyport Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26th at 1:30PM

Free Swim
in Patagonia's The Cleanest Line

Free Swim is a finalist at the DocuWest Film Festival in Golden, CO August 6-9th.

VOTE for CRUTCH in the Grant for Change

Free Swim
selected for Culture Unplugged's Humanity Explored Film Festival. Watch it here !

We, Sea & Free Swim featured in The Nassau Guardian

Cunningham awarded the Editorial Award for Video and Editorial Award for Multimedia from the Los Angeles Times

Free Swim brings home award from the Blue Ocean Film Festival

Samurai Surfers screens at the World Oceans Day Film Festival in San Francisco

Free Swim
is a finalist at the Celebrate the Sea Festival

Free Swim is a finalist at the
Blue Ocean Film Festival

Come to Savannah June 10-14th!

Free Swim
at Bates College
May 13th, Pettengill Hall, 7:30pm

Free Swim
shown for Earth Day!
April 22nd at Brown University, 7:30pm.

Cunningham's shot selected as Surfrider's Wave of the Month

Galvin attends the Blue Vision Summit in DC

All Points South trailer featured on Surfline and Patagonia's Tin Shed

Into the Belly of the Sea Beast in Surfer's Path

February 22nd
All Points South
trailer at the SF Ocean Film Festival

Free Swim
cited in SF360

August 14th, 7:30pm

Galvin at Ocean Explorium for Once Upon a Tide screening & panel.

Sachi's Dubai: Night Secrets wins Webby Award and is nominated for an Emmy.

reelblue "Jump the Chasm" as EcoDaredevils

Sachi's Dubai: Night Secrets nominated for 2008 Webby Award. Click here to VOTE

Free Swim
& Caguayo in the Green Film Forum

January 3rd

We, Sea
book signing at
Island Made Gift Shop in
Rock Sound, Eleuthera.

Aug 15th - Sept 30th filming Eating the Ocean in French Polynesia.

Free Swim receives support from NYSCA and the Campbell Foundation.

July 25th - August 9th
Save the Waves Coalition
for film about pulp pollution in Chile.

Nepal: A Girl's Life
on FRONTLINE/World and GOOD Magazine.

Samurai Surfers
screens at the Byron Bay Film Festival, Australia.

Film Free Swim granted sponsorship by NYFA.

Book release!  
We, Sea: Photographs and Words from the Children of South Eleuthera.

December 28, 2006
We, Sea book release party and photo silent auction held on Harbour Island, Bahamas. All proceeds go to Swim to Empower and the Deep Creek Middle School.

December 2006
Sachi Cunningham's photos showcased in Surfrider's State of the Beach Report.

November 2006
Crutch trailer chosen as Yahoo's Top9 and seen on Good Morning America.

October 2006
We, Sea: Photographs and Words from the Children of South Eleuthera will be designed/published by Fastback Creative Books, NYC.

August 2006
Caguayo produced in Cuba.

April 2006
New documentary film and photography project on location in Eleuthera, Bahamas.

featured projects


 We, Sea  

A book that captures the ocean's impact on the lives of children from Eleuthera. View book & more ...


A feature-length film about disabled dancer and choreographer Bill Shannon. View more ...

 Eating The Ocean

A documentary look into the future of the last wild food in French Polynesia. View more ...

 Elwha Unplugged: The Opus of Dick Goin

A feature-length film about the quest of Pacific Northwest American hero Dick Goin. View more ...

 Free Swim

A documentary about the paradox of islanders not knowing how to swim. View more ...

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