BLUE MARBLE SKY
About The Film
Following a set of traumatic experiences - best friends, Fletcher Barnes and Henry Davis, drop out of college in search of meaning. After months of adventure, they find themselves living with a traveling love wizard in a bizarre Los Angeles home. Inspired by his story and determined to dig deeper - they team up and head to Africa to discover how “love” is perceived in the world today.
Along the way, the three friends find themselves performing in the streets of NYC, dancing in a Ugandan slum, escaping a prostitute den in Ethiopia, hugging strangers in the streets of Nairobi, and more. These experiences, emphasized by insights from world-renowned experts, surface a range of topics related to our universal search for love.
In this polarized world,
how can we bind together?
Behind the Scenes
How did Blue Marble Sky come to be?
Why are you releasing it on YouTube?
We believe everyone deserves equal access to the message of love that exists inside this film. We decided to post it to YouTube after one of Fletcher's friends took his own life in May 2019. At this point, we knew that the problems at hand were too urgent for us to go through the lengthy process of selling the project. Our hope for the release is to see love go viral, and we believe YouTube is the right platform to empower this reality.
Why did you not submit to film festivals?
We didn't make this film to win a prize; we made it because we believe people need to hear the message inside. We decided early on to take an unorthodox approach to our distribution. Instead of waiting for film festivals - we hosted four screenings in different cities and created unique experiences for people to come together and watch. With overwhelmingly positive responses - we set our sights on releasing publicly and trusting the power of word of mouth to draw eyes.