One Under the Sun, a Feature Film from the Hearts & Minds of Samasati Team Members

You could say that our Costa Rican Rainforest Sanctuary and Eco-lodge doubles as a creative incubator for visionaries and thinkers alike. Attracting non-ordinary individuals who tend to live life off the beaten path, Samasati always has something interesting brewing. Whether it’s developing a sustainable project, curating a one-of-a-kind retreat, or producing inspirational media, our staff family and guests are passionate about bringing creative visions to life. A recent example being the involvement of Owner, Anthony Finno, and Marketing Director, Riyaana Hartley, in the creation of the Feature Film, One Under the Sun.

Taking the Director’s seat along with Vincent Tran, Riyaana explains, “The film’s underlying message and intention is to create an awakening, a shift in consciousness about our relationship to each other, our home planet and our selves. This feature takes a stand for conscious content and does so in a thrilling, sci-fi narrative that appeals to a true global audience.” The project aligns brilliantly with Samasati’s values and philosophies, so it’s not surprising that Anthony was inspired by the message and decided to take a part in this project as Executive Producer, “It is an honor to participate in any project which expands the idea of oneness.”

Played by Bollywood star, Pooja Batra, the story follows Astronaut Kathryn Voss, sole survivor of a disastrous space mission, who is desperate to reunite with her terminally ill daughter but becomes a fugitive when the government discovers she’s returned to earth with an extraordinary gift. The film is incredibly diverse in both cast and crew with talent hailing from India, France, US, Russia, Guyana, South Africa & Israel. In addition to the diverse cast & crew, One Under the Sun’s creative team includes a strong showing of women in the film with a female director, writer and cinematographer.

It premieres at the Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film on May 16th, 2016. To learn more about One Under the Sun, visit or view the Official Trailer.

What about you? We want to know what creative projects are being birthed in your world? Excited that the film has come into fruition, we started thinking about what impactful projects are happening right now in our Samasati Community. With countless inspiring and talented guests in our community, we know that many of you are out there doing extraordinary things! We’d love to learn about your passion projects and labors of love. Send us an email, comment on this post, or share details on out Facebook page and if we can support your endeavor it would be our pleasure!