MY HERO - Laguna HERO Fest

A Celebration of Local Heroes!

Laguna Hero Fest 10th

Credit: Patsee Ober Photography


Laguna Hero Fest Sizzle

Now celebrating it's 10th Year the Laguna Hero Fest brings together artists and activists of all ages to recognize individuals and groups in the community who are working hard to make the world a better place.



Featured Heroes from the 2017 Laguna Hero Fest


Toni Iseman - Community HERO Award 2017

Producer: Charles McMahon

Laguna Beach Mayor, Toni Iseman, receives the 2017 Community Hero Award for her service to the Laguna Beach Community.

World Oceans Day - Celebrate Marine Parks

Producer: One World One Ocean

One World One Ocean produced this video to raise awareness about World Oceans Day!



Laguna ECO HERO Segment: MacGillivrays One World One Ocean

Producer: The MY HERO Project

Segment from the Laguna Beach ECO Heroes documentary featuring the work of Greg, Barbara, Shawn & Meghan Magillivray with their One World One Ocean Campaign.

Laguna Bluebelt 2017 Photo Contest Winners!

Producer: Laguna Bluebelt

The Laguna Bluebelt Photo contest winners slideshow - no sound.



Laguna Beach Lifeguards!

Producer: The MY HERO Project

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Producer: Pacific Marine Mammal Center



La Vida Laguna - Ocean Hero

Producer: La Vida Laguna

Billy Fried leads this innovative Ocean minded group in Laguna Beach.

Sawdust Festival Artist Profile Series - Patsee Ober, Underwater Photographer

Producer: Sparkle Films

Patsee Ober Underwater Photographer reveals the magic just beneath the surface of the sea.

Cory Sparkuhl produced this wonderful tribute to Laguna Beach Artist Robert Young.

Artist Profile - Robert Young

Credit: Robert Young
Adopt a Class program impacts the lives of many youth introducing them to Ocean Conservation at the Ocean Institute.

Ocean Institute - Adopt a Class Program

Credit: Ocean Institute

Massen Green Foundation

Credit: Alan Grant

Historic American Landscape Survey Project for Laguna beach and Laguna Greenbelt

Producer: Tom Lamb & Ron Chilcote

Laguna Beach Heroes Ron Chilcote and Tom Lamb facilitated national recognition for Laguna Beach and the Laguna Greenbelt!

Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award sizzle and 2017 winner


Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award Sizzle

Producer: Hila Hamidi

One World One Ocean Sponsors the Ocean Conservation Award in the MY HERO International Film Festival with a 500.00 prize!

Sylvia Earle OCEAN Conservation Award WINNERS REEL

Producer: The MY HERO Project



Bazaruto Ocean Guardians

Producer: Finn White-Thomson

Finn Moss White-Thomson Acceptance

Producer: Finn Moss White-Thomson

10th Annual Laguna Hero Fest Event media


Toni Iseman

Laguna Beach Poet - John Gardner

Chase - Ted Talk

Sean Ted Talk

MacGillivray's



PATSEE OBER

Debbie and Charlotte Young



Laguna Bluebelt Team

Keith Matassa



Ron Chilcote and Tom Lamb

Laguna Lifeguards

Featured Content from 2017 Youth Program


Kate Sings in Laguna Hero Fest Youth Program

Kate sings at the Laguna Hero Fest Youth Program - World Ocean's Day Celebration.

Ditty for Dilley: Sing Along

Producer: MY HERO

Sing along with us as we celebrate James Dilley through song. Featuring original music by Sasha Evans and Doug Miller.

Everything Laguna Beach - Ocean Segment

Producer: John Barrett

John Barrett produces Everything Laguna Beach and shares the Ocean Segment with MY HERO.

The 10th Annual Laguna Hero Fest was dedicated to Stu Saffer


Films Celebrating 2016 Honorees


Community HERO Gregg Abel

Producer: Charles McMahon

The 2016 Community Award recipient is Gregg Abel for more than 35 years of service to greater Laguna Beach.

Pray For A Cure by Music in Common

Producer: Music in Common

This original song and music video was created by local youth from diverse religious backgrounds titled “Pray for a Cure", mentored through the Music in Common program at the Laguna College of Art and Design, spearheaded by Jason Feddy, Warren Sellars, and Alisa Eisenberg.

Art and Nature by Greg MacGillivray for The Laguna Art Museum

Producer: Greg MacGillivray

Marinta Skupin became the Curator of Education at Laguna Art Museum in 2012. Skupin creates opportunities for all audiences to engage in meaningful and enjoyable ways with art. The Art & Nature Festival, now going into its 4th year, is one of her most successful projects and her enthusiasm for art is infectious.

LAGUNA BEACH LIVE!

Producer: Laguna Beach Live

Laguna Beach Live!, a non-profit organization, strives to increase the awareness of and participation in diverse musical experiences, enhancing the reputation of Laguna Beach as a music town. Since 2001, Laguna Beach Live! has brought professional music to the community of Laguna Beach in intimate settings, at accessible venues and at affordable prices. lagunabeachlive.org/

POSITIVE SPIN featuring Give a Beat

Producer: Give a Beat

Community music educational non-profit organization Give a Beat, founded by Laguna Beach entrepreneur Lauren Segal brings a positive spin to youth in need.

9th Annual Laguna Hero Fest Honorees


Gregg Abel at the 2015 Laguna Hero Fest

Credit: Miss Jaime Photography

Jason Feddy with Pray for a Cure Music Video Participants

Credit: Music In Common

Patsee Ober Photography

Credit: Patsee Ober

Art & Nature Laguna Art Museum - honoree Marinta Skupin

Credit: Laguna Art Museum




Zeda Stone and Bryn Mooser honorees from RYOT.org
Credit: RYOT
RYOT Foundation has launched a program called " The Great Escape Project". This program will bring uplifting Virtual Reality experiences to children who are patients at CHOC Hospital. Zeda Stone and Bryn Mooser both with roots in Laguna Beach are spearheading this humanitarian project.


Pediatric Patients at CHOC Hospital experience Virtual Reality from RYOT Foundation
Credit: RYOT

Give a Beat.org

By: Lauren Segal, Founder

Whitney Winefordner

By: Laguna Beach Teen Vocalist

Patsee Ober Swimming in the Pacific Ocean by Laguna

By: Patsee Ober

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB of LAGUNA BEACH

By: Karla Fandel, Art Director

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Credit: KX93 FM




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Featured Laguna Beach Heroes from 2015


Laguna Beach Eco Heroes: One World One Ocean

Producer: The MY HERO Project

One World One Ocean is a global campaign led by Greg MacGillivray to raise awareness for ocean conservation.

Laguna Beach Eco Heroes: Wyland

Producer: The MY HERO Project

Wyland is an iconic activist who uses his art, music and love of nature to inspire and encourage stewardship of the planet.

Laguna Beach Eco Heroes: Mary Fegraus

Producer: The MY HERO Project

Mary Fegraus has lead the campaign to create a wilderness park in the greenbelt surrounding Laguna Beach. Thank You Mary Fegraus.

Laguna Beach Eco Heroes: James Dilley

Producer: The MY HERO Project

James Dilley is the father of the Laguna Greenbelt and is commemorated in this wonderful little Ditty.