Big World

A Dad and his seven-year-old son grow together on a 70-mile SUP river trip in Nepal.
David Morton and his son Thorne navigate a real river together, as they do in life.



David Morton, Fitz Cahall


Becca Cahall, Duct Tape Then Beer


Thorne Morton, David Morton


Eddie Bauer

Running time

13 minutes

Country / Nationality

United States

Our Judges say:

Extraordinary, powerfully emotional film about how parents can have adventures with kids, maybe not always on this scale, but there's a universal resonance in this movie

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

As parents, how do we teach our kids that there is a world beyond social media, standardized tests and soccer practice? In April 2018, Eddie Bauer athlete David Morton and his seven-year-old son Thorne embarked on a week-long stand-up-paddleboard journey down the Karnali and Bheri Rivers in Western Nepal. David makes his living guiding some of the world’s most incredible peaks and Nepal is like a second home. He wanted to deepen Thorne’s understanding of the world beyond their Seattle neighborhood. Engaging with this world helps us grow. “There’s a basic paradox to parenting,” says David. “You have to keep your kids safe, but you have to teach them to take risks and follow curiosity. Life is undeniably richer with a little bit of daring."