Student Filmmakers Gabby Goss and Kaden Anderson at IOFF

Part of our interview series at IOFF

Gabby Goss and Kaden Anderson are both Bay Area high school students and filmmakers. Peter and Tyler sat down with Gabby and Kaden to discuss their films and how they decided to dedicate themselves to making films about the ocean. Kaden's film is Why Seagoers Hate the Color Purple - 1st Place High School. Gabby's film is Plastic Sea, 2nd Place High School.

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.