Far From Home is our first feature film and our largest work to date. The film is a documentary that tells the story of WZRD co-founder Phil Hessler's brother, Brolin Mawejje, a Ugandan born snowboarder and medical student who is training to make history as the first African to ever snowboard in the Olympics.
The film started as a passion project and quickly took on a life of its own when the first teaser was released for the project. The film was constructed while Phil and Galen (WZRD founders) were still in college from 2012 - 2015. The guys oversaw every area of production from fundraising, production, post-production, and distribution. They managed to privately fundraise approx. $150,000, travel to 4 continents, and log over 400 hours to create the film. Far From Home premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival and went on a 4 month festival circuit all over the world. The film was eventually purchased by Red Bull Media House for distribution on Red Bull.TV