Behind the Scenes with Off Grid film maker James Light
Continuing our spotlight on some of the people behind the scenes at Off Grid Festival, we’re focussing (pun intended!) on Off Grid film maker James Light. James has captured some of the most beautiful memories of the Off Grid Festival and you can tell from his images that he just really loves being there.
“The most enjoyable part of Off Grid Festival is feeling part of a strong, resilient community.” says James. “What I really love is seeing passionate debate and people talking and the quality of that conversation across the board. Even if they disagree, there’s a way to which they disagree which is really comforting and nourishing and given the current paradigm of arguing across a room, that’s what fills me with hope.”
Hope is a big theme for James, having overcome personal tragedy when his brother died young of epilepsy and going on to pursue his dream of becoming a film maker.
“I now know that I am here to help tell a more compelling, loving and sustainable story of self. I am here to help shift the cultural narrative from unsustainable selfish greed to self-sustaining and sharing freely. The stories I tell are to help us all find or clarify our story, to help everyone discover their gifts and hopefully inspire them to share it.”
James’ inspiring film “What’s Your Story?” is the true-life film of people who are daring to ask life’s ultimate questions. “Through sharing and listening to each other’s stories and experience we not only make everyone feel like a valued member of society we also help drive innovation, as though sharing our thoughts and ideas we will be able to harvest more wisdom from our collective intelligence. Together we are stronger and through changing our story we can change the world.”
If you’re at the Off Grid Festival this year, look out for James around the site and if you’re feeling bold, let him know what you’ve most enjoyed! Your feedback helps us go on to create the kind of festival we all want to experience and your story may just be the one that makes someone new want to join our community.
“It’s a community alive wiith possibility.” says James. We couldn’t agree more.
Book your tickets for Off Grid 2017. 10th-13th August, Biophilia Project, Exeter, Devon.
For more info on James’ project, go to whatsyourstoryfilm.com