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Returning Home

Sat. May 27, 2017 – 3:00 pm | The U.S. Navy Memorial Theater


Directed by Josh Izenberg & Wynn Padula

Short Documentary
United States | 19 min | 2017

After years of nightmares, depression, and seizures, Iraq war veteran Bobby Lane could see no way out of his trauma other than suicide. Then he met Van Curaza, a former big wave surfer who since founded Operation Surf and dedicated his life to helping veterans find solace in surfing.

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Resurface - Josh IzenbergJosh Izenberg

Josh Izenberg is a documentary film director based in San Francisco. His most recent film, SLOMO, was featured on the New York Times, was short-listed for an Academy Award, and was the recipient of the prestigious International Documentary Association award for Best Short Documentary, as well as notable awards from SXSW, Sheffield/Docfest and AFI/Docs. He’s also worked on commercial documentaries for clients on topics covering auto design, green energy, and race car driving.

Resurface - Wynn PadulaWynn Padula
Director, Cinematographer

Wynn Padula recently was Director of Photography on the documentary SLOMO, which was shortlisted for an Oscar. Wynn has also shot hundreds of TV episodes, commercials and web videos for clients ranging from the Discovery Channel to Adobe. Wynn received his M.F.A. in Directing and Cinematography from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 2007, where he had the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s top cinematographers including Roger Deakins and Janusz Kaminski.

Film Information

Director: Josh Izenberg & Wynn Padula
Country: United States
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 19 min


Producers: Owen Bissell, Josh Izenberg, Wynn Padula
Executive Producer: Scott Stillman
Cinematographer/DP: Wynn Padula, Owen Bissell
Traci Loth
Original Music/Composer:  Nick Gage

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