Ethan Goldwater is a filmmaker who was raised in a big family by social workers who showed him what it means to get involved in the lives of others. His work as a filmmaker builds on his prior careers as a journalist in San Francisco, and as public school teacher in NYC. In April 2004, while writing for the San Francisco Bay Guardian weekly, he wrote a cover story on the establishment of medical marijuana, work deepening his fascination with the study of natural health and medicine. He spent two years in Brazil learning Portuguese and working with music and street theater, and then moved to NYC, where he received a Masters in Education and spent three years teaching ESL to public middle school students. While working as a teacher he also began making short films, and was soon making videos full-time for organizations such as BRAC, IMEU, UNICEF, Dell Innovation Foundation, Drug Policy Alliance, and KIPP, and teaching workshops in Bangladesh, Palestine, Uganda, and Ghana aimed at empowering people to use filmmaking as a tool for telling their stories. His short film the Last Waterman of Wittman was selected as a Vimeo staff pick and played at the Chesapeake film festival and Camden film festival. He produced The Long Road Home, a TV-special documentary funded about double amputee tractor puller Larry Koester, healing after losing his legs with his family and his ascendance in the world of motor-sports. He is currently in post-production on his first feature documentary. In 2013 he founded Hover Pictures, a production company dedicated to making explorative documentary and narrative work and supporting directors to bring new films to life.