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.
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.
Selected Highlights from SBIFF 2018
Our selected highlights from SBIFF 2018, based on prescreened films.
Volunteers Paddle 25 Miles to Fight Cancer
Fundraiser takes cancer fight into deep waters.
Keith Malloy’s Sophomore Effort is Visually Arresting and Inspirational
Keith Malloy’s sophomore effort is visually arresting and inspirational.
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.
Pulitzer Prize-Winner Discusses New Book
Pulitzer Prize-winner discusses the disease with writer Ethan Stewart.
Features and Shorts with Santa Barbara Connections
Features and shorts with Santa Barbara connections.
Filmmakers Shaw Leonard & Tamlorn Chase
Homegrown nature documentary of world-class proportions about the Gaviota Coast.
Director John Hopkins
Travel to the frontlines of one of the most mysterious and controversial fish stories in the world.
Director Jess Bianchi
The Goodwin Family is a modern-day Swiss Family Robinson in search of things big and small.