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TAMPA — John and Laura Hebard, of Hebard’s Travels, officially resigned from Epic Nomad TV (ENTV) Feb. 2 after giving notice to other partners of the company in January.
John and Laura were the first members to join ENTV in 2017. John , a cinematographer, worked on the crew for the RV Nomads project, and Laura, the director of Epic Nomad Life, helped facilitate the collaborative relationships between the members and their audience.
The film RV Nomads debuted in Wellington, Texas, at NomadFest, a festival designed around the world premiere of the movie.
The Hebards were highlighted in the film for John Hebard’s military experiences and how the RV movement has helped to heal his wounds left over from his time in combat.
“The opportunity to work with Tom Morton and Jesse Ingram was incredible. They both have excellent filming skills and techniques and it was fun to be working on a collaborative project so closely,” said John.
“Epic Nomad Life was where the movie was originally housed before moving to YouTube in January,” said Laura. “The community was one of the best achievements of the company.
“While the movie was difficult to view on the app, there were many people who loved using the app as a new social engagement platform,” she added. “We were able to collaborate with other content creators and interact with fans more easily.”
The app had more than 11,000 users before the couple submitted their resignation.
While filming, John also began to write his first novel, a passion and dream he has had since his time in the military. The couple has refocused on Hebard’s Travels, getting the book published, and going back to their roots of creating short form videos, the release noted.
“Both of us were very passionate about the mission of elevating the story,” said John. “There are so many great nomadic journeys out there, it was just an incredible idea that we could be helpful in sharing their stories and lifting everyone we could with us.”
The couple said they would love the opportunity to work again on a team banded together to share inspiring stories to the world.
“We learned a lot about not only how to film a movie but also the logistical challenges with making a movie in a short amount of time on a limited budget and the solutions,” said Laura. “The cast and crew of RV Nomads will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories. We can all proudly say ‘We did it!’”
Since resigning, the duo have poured their passion and energy back into Hebard’s Travel’s, collaborating with others, and finishing their soon-to-be-released book.
SOURCE: Hebard’s Travel’s press release