'How to make an ordinary life an extraordinary experience.
— A story about conquering fear, being among sharks and reinventing life at every turn, while navigating an autistic family through life as a mother and a photographer.'
What people are saying about Epiphany:
“Epiphany is personal, powerful and direct. This film shares a rare intimacy about realization and the reality of the sea as a thread of life and love within a family.”
~ David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes | Contributing Photographers, National Geographic
“This story is so inspiring and heartfelt”
~ Jim and Jamie Dutcher | Filmmakers, Founders of Living with Wolves
“We thought it was an interesting and professionally made film”
~ Howard and Michele Hall | Underwater IMAX Filmmaker Icons
"Heart warming and reveling, powerfully and emotionally delivering the unbearable lightness of being, of us human among our family members and the ocean empowering effect on our life. The music, editing and imagery are masterly complimenting the core story"
~ Amos Nachoum | Founder, Big Animals Expeditions
"I really like the dual journey of Ellen facing her personal fears and challenging herself as an artist"
~ Sean Cross | Co-Founder and Director, Vail Film Festival
“A labor of love and a quest for self discovery, Epiphany transports you into the ocean depths which reveal unexpected universal truths about our human condition. A pearl of a film to be treasured.”
~ Patty Elkus | International Ocean Advocate
“A profoundly moving tale that will make you love people and sharks in equal measure”
~ Mark Rovner | CEO, Sea Change Strategies
“Epiphany is more than a documentary film. It’s a testament to one family’s quest to redefine “ordinary” — and to live boldly in the extraordinary.”
~ Cathryn Castle | Executive Editor, Dive Training Magazine
“I was completely blown away by Epiphany, such a pure, true and wonderful story, straight from the heart.”
~ Dirk Mertens | Director at Visit Flanders
“A wonderful personal journey of a family's love and respect of the sea and life within. It sets a benchmark for younger generations to fulfill their dreams no matter what obstacles they have had to overcome.”
~ Chuck Nicklin | Pioneer in underwater photography
Licensed soundtrack: 'Earth' by Levan Iordanishvili
© MAESterpiece Productions by Michael Maes