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‘By Hand’: SBIFF documentary featuring twin brothers from SLO, their epic ocean adventure

ABOUT THE FILM: 'By Hand' is a feature length documentary adventure film. In an attempt to escape comfort, reconnect to the natural world and set a new bar for ocean adventure, twin brothers Casey and Ryan Higginbotham made a decision that would reshape their lives.

On March 18th, 2016 they embarked on a 2,200-mile paddle from Alaska to Mexico with 18- foot paddle boards. The brothers carried nothing more than two dry bags of gear each and a camera. No support boats, no paddles, nothing similar to gauge off of. Nothing like this has ever been done.

Raised with a never-quit mentality on stories of the men in their family that came before them, the expedition forces the arch rivals to set aside a past filled with intense clashes in an attempt to grow into a team.

Motivated by a challenge of great proportion 'By Hand' is a coming of age story exhibiting the mentorship found in the natural world, a testament to human potential, and an unspoken promise to never quit on your brother.

Entertainment / Lifestyle / Santa Barbara- S County

Joe Buttitta

Joe Buttitta co-anchors The Morning News on KEYT NewsChannel 3 and KCOY 12 Central Coast News as well as NewsChannel 3 Midday.