Hurricane Sandy was one of this country’s worst natural disasters, but from the destruction and devastation that occurred we were able to meet heroic people like Timmy Brennan. In the documentary “The Rider and The Storm”, executive produced by Olivia Wilde, and RYOT.org founders David Darg and Bryn Mooser, we see the real life story of a man who loses everything in Hurrican Sandy to then rebuild his life through surfing and faith.
The 15 minute documentary chronicles Timmy Brennan, a New York City iron worker who spends his days reconstructing Freedom Tower and escapes the grind of the city through his true passion— surfing. When Superstorm Sandy destroyed his home in Breezy Point, Queens, in a horrific fire following the initial hurricane damage, Timmy lost everything – including his board. As Timmy digs through the ruins of his home day after day trying to recover lost possessions, he’s met with the kindness of strangers and finds solace once again on the ocean. RIDER AND THE STORM is a deeply personal and life-affirming film about how Timmy, and thousands of others, were adversely affected by Sandy and how they’ve chosen to move forward.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with RYOT.org founders David Darg and Bryn Mooser alongside longtime ESPN X-Games host Sal Masekela to talk about their new documentary “The Rider and The Storm” and being in the Tribeca Film Festival, the resilient story of Timmy Brennan, making the movie with Olivia Wilde, their incredible organization RYOT.org, and so much more!
Here they are with Olivia Wilde on HuffPost Live right after chatting with me: