They say you're the sum of the five people you spend the most time with...

I've known Perry for 20 years. We’ve been through thick and thin—high school soccer practice and college shenanigans, early morning surfs, camping trips and cookouts, the dream of building our own careers, and the joy of film premiers watching our favorite surfers on the big screen. I've seen the glowing eyes in the audience watching Perry's films light up their imagination and the way he makes those he meets feel valued and seen.

Traveling the world gives you a unique opportunity not just to experience cultures near and far, but also to cultivate reverence and compassion, perspective, and a draw to this incredible planet we call home. He's been on a journey of creative expression over these years, camera in hand, taking him to 25 countries and counting... I think of all the wild adventures, people met, stories told, and smiles shared. While Perry is just passing through, the world is a small place, and in time, I've met enough people who have met Perry along the way. I believe it's true when they say you're the sum of the five people you spend the most time with. And I think for those exceptional people, it just takes a minute or two to positively affect others. Perry is one of those people.

We've worked together on film projects and commercial campaigns over the years, and I've seen his craft develop, his tools sharpened, and his motion work cultivate a depth and beauty that invites us in and transports us. There's a quality of storytelling, the weaving of light and color, sound, and shapes that offers solace for eyes craving a narrative to savor.

More important than the client list, accolades and sold-out screenings is the simple factor that means the most. Perry is a good human. He wears his heart on his sleeve, works hard, and makes us all better.

He's one of the five people I've spent the most time with, and I feel pretty dang lucky. When you get a chance to grab a beer, work together, share a surf, or sip on a morning coffee together, I'm sure you will too.