Island Earth

Island Earth is a feature documentary about a young indigenous scientist's struggle for truth between science and tradition as he enters an industry that many feel is threatening his homeland. His complex journey through the corn fields of GMO companies to the loi patches of traditional Hawaiian elders reveals modern truths and ancient values that can save our future. 

The film has been touring around the world at environmental film festivals and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vimeo OnDemand. 

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"I AM THIS" is a visual feast blurring the boundaries between ourselves and the universe.

Co-written by director Cyrus Sutton and astrophysicist Jon Swift, this three minute short film combines composited nature footage and practical effects to bring patterns in the universe into sharp relief. The music was composed by Mileece I’Anson by harnessing the electrical currents of plants. Instead of using CGI, everything was made by combining naturally captured elements. Nebulas were re-created using inks, lighting bolts and water were simulated by slicing and running electricity through wood.

Trail Therapy

I saw Steve Fugate on the side of the road in the Californian desert the day after Christmas. In 1999, lost his son to suicide. A few years later he lost his daughter to a drug overdose. At sixty-four years old, he has walked across the United States seven times to raise awareness for depression and suicide and to inspire people he meets to "love life." Prior to his departure, Steve ran a couple of successful car detailing businesses in Vero Beach, Florida. After fourteen years and 34,000 miles of walking, Steve continues his quest to heal his heart and the hearts of those in need. 

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Why B Corps Matter

A short film about Benefit Corporation certification and the companies who use this legal framework to grow their businesses in a mindful way.

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This film was produced with the support of Guayaki

Friends in High Places

A short film road trip film. 

Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia is a group of troubadours led by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith. Their sound is a unique soulful mix of folk and roots music with lyrics that infuse Southern hymns, feminist musings, and a dash of anarchy. This film begins as a recreation of their childhood in suburban Atlanta before diving down to the depths of New Orleans where they developed their voice as grown women and used that voice to speak out against resource extraction.


This film was produced with the support of Guayaki


Island Earth- Ahupua'a System

Geoff Lawton explains the ecological literacy in traditional farming systems. Scene from my documentary Island Earth.


"Homeland" is a short film I directed about the Basque culture commissioned by Etxepare Basque Institute ( and Surfilmfestibal (,