The Rider And The Storm

3 years ago
Timmy Brennan digs through the remains of his burnt home searching for possessions.  David Darg  © RYOT News


Timmy Brennan is a New York iron worker who escapes the grind of the city through his true passion, surfing. But when Superstorm Sandy destroys his home in Breezy Point, Timmy loses everything — including his board. As Timmy digs through the ruins of his home day after day, trying to recover lost possessions, he discovers the kindness of strangers and finds solace once again on the ocean.

Homes burnt to their foundations in Breezy Point. David Darg  © RYOT News
Homes burned to their foundations in Breezy Point. David Darg © RYOT News

“The Rider And The Storm” is the latest documentary film from RYOT Co-founders David Darg and Bryn Mooser.  “Rider” is Darg and Mooser’s third film as co-directors and follows their award-winning films produced in Haiti:  “Baseball in the Time of Cholera (2012) and “Sun City Picture House (2011).  The film’s world premiere will be announced soon — stay tuned and follow @RYOTnews for updates.

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Timmy Brennan is an iron worker on the Freedom Tower.  David Darg  © RYOT News

 Press for The Rider And The Storm:

ABC News (Entertainment/.com)

ABC News (Red carpet interview)


Champagne and Heels

Celebrity Gossip


Daily Mail

Eastern Surf

Film School Rejects

FOX (Good Day New York)

FOX (National affiliate segment)

Gossip Center


Hollywood TV

Huffington Post Live

Just Jared

 Just Jared



NBC News New York!/on-air/as-seen-on/The-Rider-and-the-Storm-at-the-Tribeca-Film-Festival/204597621

NY Daily News

New York Times



Vanity Fair


Wall Street Journal



RYOT NOTE: “The Rider And The Storm” was made to tell a story, but was also made to inspire action. Breezy Point has a long way to go before things are back to normal. The RYOT Foundation is raising funds to help the residents get back on their feet, repair their homes and recover. Become part of this story, play a part in rebuilding Breezy Point and consider making a donation and spreading the word about this film.

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