Meet the Filmmakers

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Marlin Darrah

Marlin Darrah is the executive director of International Film & Video, an award-winning production company based in the U.S. Over the course of Darrah’s adventurous forty-year career, over fifty travel-adventure companies, educational organizations and universities have contracted his producing, directing and shooting talents. Assignments and productions have taken him to more than 130 countries around the world. Darrah is particularly skilled at documenting unusual and intriguing cultural and geographical subjects.

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Steve McCurdy

Steve McCurdy has directed and filmed in over twenty countries working as an independent filmmaker and producing for companies such as Novell, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Simmons and many others.
Steve has a strong interest to understand how people discover and find meaning in their lives and believes that life has meaning regardless of circumstances.

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Rick Ray

A former Lonely Planet backpacker turned cinematographer, writer and director, Rick Ray has produced more than twelve films on regions as diverse as Israel, Bali, Borneo, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Syria, Iceland, with titles that include “Raise The Bamboo Curtain” with Martin Sheen and the highly regarded “The Soul of India”.
Beyond these projects, Ray spent two years tracking down rare archival footage of the Dalai Lama’s youth, the Chinese takeover of Tibet, documented subsequent hardships, and was granted a one hour audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to craft his award-winning documentary titled “10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” which is currently in worldwide distribution.

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Tom Sterling