Lucia Prieto Godino nominated the filmmaker and producer Jonathan Remple:
I am a scientist, and a founder and director of an NGO, but I am also an avid traveler, and an African explorer-lover. I find that I need to combine all of these things for each of them to work, and for me to be happy, of course the one that I devote most of my energy, creativity and time to is the science (also the one that pays the bills), and yet I could not do the science part without those other bits of my life in between. Some people find it surprising that I find time outside the science for those things, but to me that is my comfort zone.
What inspires me is people that live fully, and true to how they feel. People that from the outside might look like they “left their comfort zone” but the reality is that their comfort zone is somehow unusual. I met Jonathan while travelling solo in Rwanda, somehow we spontaneously we ended up sneaking in the back of a closed cave full of bats! I am inspired by people that get a thought (like let’s get down the bus now and see this cave!) and puff! make it happen.
Jonathan left his job to work with a filmmaking team of people at What Took You So Long? This unconventional job means he travels a lot. I find this freedom inspiring. I find his positivity and spontaneity inspiring. And I find his travels inspiring, which of course I get to know about through the beautiful and incredibly artistic videos and photos that he produces.
Work by Jonathan Remple: