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Jaime and Adam Cohen Byrd

Fairview, NC, United States

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Overview

  • 50 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 50, Other
  • Member since 2006
  • film director, producers, first AD, ...
  • Yes, we are doing it everyday.
  • From Jaime from Los Angeles. Adam from Chicago.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To live our lives through happiness, travel, art, and knowledge, while meeting positive people along the way!

ABOUT ME

We are easy going and we love slow travel, slow food, and having a good time. We do our best to live our lives as creatively and filled with art and laughter as much as we can.

Jaime: I work as a film director, freelance editor, cinematographer, and visual artist. I love world travel and being around loving and positive people and laughing until it hurts.

Adam: I am a non practicing doctor of veterinary medicine, now working as a movie producer, and the founder of the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival (UGPFF) world wide. http://ugpff.com
In 2013 we ran the new media film festival at Google headquarters in Venice, California.

We are both very grateful, honest, and positive, and appreciate our lives and all that comes our way very much.

Our goal is to help non profits and NGO's around the world by producing videos for these organizations to help improve lives and further fund their causes.

http://blindlylefilms.com/films/ngo

2012
We spent Jan 1st - March 16th 2012 in Ecuador producing a documentary film in Ibarra for the Prosthetics For Life Foundation. A small group of us flew down with recycled prosthetics from the United States to Ecuadorians in need and our documentary covered part of this process and how so many peoples lives are being changed by these limbs. You can see the finished video here.
https://vimeo.com/47346578

2014: We will be traveling from January to May in MEXICO doing video work and then will be in production of a feature film called "Your Ass Is Grass" shot in western NC. http://yourassisgrassmovie.com

PHILOSOPHY

Do what you love, and love what you do.
Laugh!
Be kind and thoughtful.
Believe in your dreams.
Appreciate all you have.
Think beyond the planet.
Trust your heart.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Been involved in hospitality exchange since 1999, using SERVAS and then became a CS member in 2006 and have used both to travel the world and host for many years!

As ambassadors, we also organized CS monthly meetings in our community for many years.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We have had some of the best travel experiences ever with CS, Hospitality club, and SERVAS. People have opened thier homes to us with warmth, hospitality, and with no hesitation. I cannot recommend enough this type of traveling for anyone who enjoys seeing the world through local eyes and through cultural exchange. Thank you CS!

Interests

Learning, creating, cinema, filmmaking, movies, art, painting, travel, animals, gastronomy, DIY, conversation, making things, fun, being outside, the mountains, the beach, traveling without a plan (slow travel), education, writing, laughing, slow food, good wine, good beer, cooking, creative science, politics, nutrition, world music, percussion, international people, cultural exchange, yerba mate, and peace.

We love a good time. We can hang out and spend all day reading or talking while drinking Mate, or we can get a tremendous amount done. I love to explore a new place by walking or motor biking and getting lost. We love slow travel and want to spend at least 3-6 months in every place we fall in love with.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Fight club, The Big Lobowski, Punch Drunk Love, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind, Garden State, Babettes Feast, Amelie, Donny Darko, Sling Blade, The Wrestler, Slumdog Millionaire, The Secret, anything by Jim Jarmush, The Shawshank Redemption, Seven Samurai. Too many to list.

Music: Tom Waits, Peter Gabrial, Beck, most World music.

Books: Lamb: the gospel according to Biff, The kite Runner, The Alchemist, Life of Pi, The Omnivore's Dilemma, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter, educational, Fast food Nation, and Germs, Guns, and Steel.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

1. Homestays in other countries through SERVAS, couchsurfing, and Hospitality club.
2. Adam and I finding one another.
3. Finding my dog, Lyle
4. Getting my first video camera.
5. Drove my 1989 Nisson truck multiple times to Central America.

Teach, Learn, Share

We would like to show people from other countries that not all Americans are the same and that many of us do not necessarily agree with our governments actions. Also, we both would like to bring light to the world with a better understanding of it's food, where it comes from and how, what it does to our environment, what it may do to our bodies, and how to improve on it. I am working on these things and other world subjects through filmmaking.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Mexico, United States

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