Bursting with unquenchable curiosity and a boundless love for life, Daniel Northcott was a one-of-a-kind filmmaker. Barely 20, he set out on a decade-long quest to travel the world, spreading his infectious enthusiasm across four continents and dozens of cultures. Through ruins and cities, war zones and sacred sites, he captured each precious moment on camera with an eye for what interconnects us all to each other, our planet and the Universe.
In April of 2007, Dan’s journey led him to a greater adventure than he had ever imagined. Despite warnings of an ancient curse, he brought home a bone from a sacrificial Mayan burial cave in Yucatán, and just months later he was diagnosed with leukemia – cancer of the bone marrow.
When Daniel learned 8 years into his film project that he had only months to live he began a race to complete his unfinished film. With over 3 thousand hours of footage, and no energy or time left, he made a 40-minute sketch of the film and left the footage in his will to his sister Erin Northcott. His last wish was for her to complete his film.