After a year in the making, we are thrilled and honored to share our short film, “Mothers, Purpose, and the Future”. On Friday, May 20th we hosted an event at Proof Lab in Mill Valley where members from the local community gathered to watch the full film for the first time on the big screen. This film is about motherhood, a love for the outdoors, and a duty we feel as women and as mothers to care for the Earth and pass on a love for nature to our children. It was inspired by the sentiment that we don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors, rather we borrow it from our children. It’s about protecting what we love, for future generations.
After what felt like forever, it felt amazing to be together in person and to witness the magic of women supporting women firsthand. Hosting the event at Proof Lab was incredibly rewarding as it serves as a community hub in Mill Valley, where Carve Designs was founded almost 20 years ago. Proof Lab is more than a local surf shop, it is a community fostered by two men who grew up in Mill Valley. It’s a spot where you can buy pretty much anything for a day in the mountains or on the beach, grab some locally caught fish tacos and a beer, or hit the indoor skate park with friends after school. It’s the place where parents and kids come together to feel at home and can always count on bumping into a friend.
“Mothers, Purpose, and the Future” follows the stories of four mothers who come from different backgrounds and live in different places, yet are bonded by motherhood and a mutual calling to pass on a love and appreciation for the environment to their children. They are each raising their children to be a part of and live in harmony with nature. Not as visitors, but as stewards of the natural environment they are living in. The future of Mother Earth depends on us and as one of the mothers featured in the film states, “motherhood and Mother Nature go hand in hand”. The four families featured in this film include Camille, who is living as an expat in Mexico and raising her two girls in the jungle and on the waves; Nellie, who is raising her son and daughter to spend all of their days outdoors in the fresh Montana air; Danielle, who is teaching her son stewardship in ocean conservation; and Cameron, who is raising two young boys in Jacksonville, Florida as part of a military family that is constantly on-the-go, but prioritizes spending time each day in the sand and sea. Camille and her girls as well as Cameron and her 8 month old son were able to join us at the event, which was a true gift to all of us watching the film with them.
The movie speaks for itself and is a gorgeous visual experience that tugs at your heart strings and leaves you feeling hopefully for our future generations.
The premiere was a beautiful show of community coming together. Ashley Lloyd, who is a surfboard shaper and musician from Santa Cruz, came up and filled the air with lovely acoustic sounds and good vibes. She also donated one of her handcrafted surfboards, made of sustainable materials, to be raffled off to one lucky winner.
Ashley Lloyd holding her board that she donated to the raffle.
Hook Fish supplied sustainably caught tuna bowls and beverages were generously donated by St. Hildie's and Strainge Beast. 100% of ticket sales for the event and the raffle were donated to Changing Tides Foundation, a female-founded nonprofit with a mission of empowering women to protect the planet.
The evening was magic and it was due to the coming together of this amazing community, all gathered around this film that speaks to what we all want, a better future for our children.
Jen Hinton, Carve Designs co-founder, speaking to crowd