Ethan Stewart

Born and raised on Cape Cod, Ethan Stewart has been calling Santa Barbara home off and on since that great El Nino winter of 1998. On his way to writing the news for The Indy, Stewart has worked as a bellhop, a carpenter, a surf shop lackey, an overnight security guard on a sprawling Gaviota ranch, a delivery truck driver, a school teacher, and a landscaper. A passionate explorer of Mother Nature's more open and wild places, Stewart reckons Boston Red Sox baseball is the closest thing he has to religion, considers the ocean to be a mandatory daily activity, has been sleeping with sand in his bed for as long as he can remember, and has a dog named Danger.

Recent Stories

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SBIFF’s Climate Change Films

Social Justice for Mother Earth Takes Center Stage at This Year’s Festival

Social justice for Mother Earth takes center stage at this year’s festival.

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Films to Find at the Festival

Selected Highlights from SBIFF 2018

Our selected highlights from SBIFF 2018, based on prescreened films.

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Channel Crossing Taps Ocean-Sized Compassion

Volunteers Paddle 25 Miles to Fight Cancer

Fundraiser takes cancer fight into deep waters.

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‘Fishpeople’ Film Gets S.B. Premiere

Keith Malloy’s Sophomore Effort is Visually Arresting and Inspirational

Keith Malloy’s sophomore effort is visually arresting and inspirational.

Dope Economics Onstage

The Rush to Capitalize on California’s Maturing Marijuana Industry Comes to Town

The rush to capitalize on California’s maturing marijuana industry comes to town on March 15.

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Conversation with Cancer Expert Siddhartha Mukherjee

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Discusses New Book

Pulitzer Prize-winner discusses the disease with writer Ethan Stewart.

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Santa Barbara Films @ SBIFF

Features and Shorts with Santa Barbara Connections

Features and shorts with Santa Barbara connections.

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Gaviota: The End of Southern California

Filmmakers Shaw Leonard & Tamlorn Chase

Homegrown nature documentary of world-class proportions about the Gaviota Coast.

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Director John Hopkins

Travel to the frontlines of one of the most mysterious and controversial fish stories in the world.

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Director Jess Bianchi

The Goodwin Family is a modern-day Swiss Family Robinson in search of things big and small.

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