Cyrus believes in creating films which promote curiosity and ecological literacy. He's been directing documentary films for fifteen years since his award-winning surf film Riding Waves in 2003. He won a Southwest regional EMMY when he was 23 and has directed hundreds of short films since (adapted from Cyrus's site). Download.
Cyrus's kick-ass Instagram
Poem: "Time," by Clay Roper.
Notes by Mike Buquicchio
Introduction (00:00 – 03:46)
(00:00) Update on travels and upcoming podcasts
(03:28) Introduction to Cyrus, housekeeping items
(06:45) Chris getting a finger in his ass
(08:45) SXSW and Cassie
(10:19) Song 1: Flabbergasted by Cassie
Interview: (10:46 – 1:34:27)
(10:46) Introduction banter, some van talk.
(14:49) Cyrus’ background, what he does, how he makes money.
(20:22) Cyrus’ dog, Miley, making animals happy, love.
(21:50) Talking about Cyrus’ films, polynesian farming, permaculture, surfing.
(26:15) Philosophy on modernity, civilized to death
(37:14) Cyrus’ upbringing, reinventing your world, travelling, modernity continued
(41:00) Questioning people's motives, what makes people tick.
(45:45) Advertisements, sponsorships, commercialism
(48:45) Cyrus in a Black Mirror scenario, being exiled from the surf world
(53:42) Using success to promote good things (body surfing), proliferation of culture you’ve been promoting for years and detaching your ego from them.
(58:28) Fame (Actors vs Podcasters)
(1:00:10) DNA tests and finding out ethnicity
(1:01:29) Feeling at home elsewhere, travelling, getting stuck in Barcelona, Spanish culture
(1:10:46) Shame being an armor to keep love out, shedding shame.
(1:15:05) Backpacking to Alaska and Chris being an arrogant youngin’ and figuring out who he is. Having kids, having love flowing through your life.
(1:21:27) What's next for Cyrus? Leaving room for spontaneity in life. Traveling in Scarlet Jovanssen and what's next for Chris.
(1:27:20) Ending banter
(1:28:00) End of Interview
(1:30:15) Poem: "Time," by Clay Roper.
(1:31:58) Song 2: “Smoke Alarm” by Carsie Blanton
Music: Basin and Range
Music: Carsie Blanton