Angie Davis is a writer, director, and social entrepreneur. Her work is inspired by global travels, where untold stories are discovered and shared through Angie's storytelling with an ultimate goal of cultivating compassion.
Angie's debut documentary environmental and social good film Double Barrel (Peru) premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival before touring globally and airing on in-flight, TV, and online streaming platforms in multiple languages. Set in northern Peru, the film shares the story of her meeting of Peruvian surfer Harold Koechlin and their journey to raising environmental awareness in the oil-dominated coastal village of Lobitos in order to preserve the surf for generations to come. The film succeeded in helping the locals raise funds to induct the surf breaks of Lobitos into Peru's national registry of protected waves, a historical accomplishment.
Angie's second film, TV documentary feature The Laps: Tasmania, follows two Australian surfer dads around the rugged island of Tasmania with no cash, no car, no phone, and just 10 personal items each. With two weeks to circumnavigate the island, the cast discover the kindness of humans and the benefits of minimalism along their way. Premiering to a sold out Australian audience, the film is currently screening globally to positive acclaim.
Angie found film directing following a decade-long career in surf and travel journalism. As the previous editor and producer of Yahoo Travel, and with a long standing career as a freelance writer and producer, the step into film directing was a natural progression.
More recently, Angie co-founded WellTech Innovations with Paula Toledo, an immersive and content storytelling studio for wellbeing, education, and humanity driven stories. The duo are excitedly developing their first Virtual Reality experience for mental wellbeing with Australian-based VR company Liminal.
Angie travels full time with her little family, emphasizing life education and exploration as imperative to her sons' development and her personal transformation following multiple traumas in her 20s such as surviving domestic abuse, the Japanese disaster in 2011, and witnessing a friend die from a shark attack. Passionate about human rights and global development, Angie has spent time working with local surfing communities in northern Peru, mentoring women in rural Nepal in virtual reality and storytelling, and documenting social development projects in the far flung reaches of India's Himalayan region of Ladakh.
Angie is a strong voice for wellbeing, education, environment and humanity, advising brands on creative strategy and content marketing, corporate social responsibility, future world building, and storytelling in Virtual and Augmented Reality. Her writing, video content and films cover travel, social impact, wellbeing, environment, sustainable tourism and business, and has been distributed extensively in multiple languages.