iMMeRSion

What happens when you take kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities surfing? A lot more than a fun night at the beach. iMMeRSiON follows the daily lives of 4 kids with disabilities and their families, culminating in the amazing experience of surfing. Bringing the kids, their families and their community together in a few evenings of growth, learning and awareness.

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"The evident joy these kids experience in the water comes from their brains processing life in this whole new way."

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Special Screening For Special Surfers

We could not have made iMMeRSiON without the incredible help and generosity of the families involved in the program.  The access that they and the kids provided for us made this the film that it is.  Filled with emotion and feel good vibes. On September 17 we will be participating in a screening designed specifically […]

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Official Selection for Maine Outdoor Film Fest

We are so incredibly honored to be an official selection for the 2017 edition of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival!  This is an incredible fest that celebrates Maine film makers, Maine subjects but also celebrates the out of doors and all the beauty and power it holds.  This year MOFF will be traveling to multiple […]

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Incredible article in Eastern Surf Magazine

We were a little slack on getting this onto the website but wow, we couldn’t be more psyched about this write up in Eastern Surf Magazine! Take a peek what they wrote about the film!   Read the article here:  http://www.easternsurf.com/news/special-surfers-immersion/

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Huge night!

The screening of iMMeRSiON was a huge success!  On a night that was perfectly Maine weather wise, torrential downpour and 47 degrees (in late May…) a crowd filled the meeting hall at the Nonantum resort to help raise funds for Special Surfers and wtch some Maine Made independent film. I watchd the crowd from the […]

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Article about Special Surfers in The Village

A great article about Special Surfers and the screening of the film at the Nonantum.  The bit about the film is excepted here…

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Great Piece In The Portland Press Herald

 Great piece in the PPH- Thanks Dennis Perkins! Maine waters open the world to young surfers in ‘Immersion’ Written by: Dennis Perkins For people with Down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy, surfing can open up new worlds. Photos courtesy of Benjamin Keller For Portland filmmaker and lifelong surfer Benjamin Keller, taking to the Maine ocean […]

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iMMERSiON now!

What happens when you get a bunch of kids together who have no control, who are trapped in ways we can’t imagine, and take them surfing? IT turns out, a whole lot.  So more than you would ever think. It’s not just a nice day at the beach for these kids. It’s an opportunity for […]

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