Neutra In Roatan, The Island Dream

Architect Dion Neutra has led the Neutra firm for the last half of its illustrious nine decades of service. Dion’s work and unique experience serve to further secure the Neutra legacy; Richard Neutra is revered the world over as one of the most influential architects of our time.

Dion’s son, Nick Neutra, is in the process of building a multi-structure complex on the Honduran island of Roatan. Dion and Nick formed the team to conceptualize the project starting in 2007. This cooperative effort represents a milestone in a tradition of creative expression.

A feature-length documentary is being proposed that will chronicle this recent chapter in the Neutra story: the tenth island project of the Neutra practice. In addition, Dion is concurrently producing a book, The Island Projects of the Neutra Practice.

The film will explore three generations of father-son relationships, going back to the first Neutra island project, The Windshield House, Fisher’s Island, in 1936, and culminating with the Roatan project. The narrative will focus on the universal challenges and rewards of the creative process.

The current collaboration between Nick and Dion presents a unique opportunity to enhance the Neutra legacy. With funding secured, this film will further document and preserve that history for generations to come.

Produced by Tavo Olmos & John Kiffe
Director of Photography: John Kiffe
Editor: François Maurin
Music: Jim Kimo West, Guitar Stories, “Na Koa Moku O Keawe”
Playing for Change, Gimme Shelter
Special thanks to Dion and Nick Neutra

For more information and to support these projects,

NEUTRA IN ROATAN Short Film – Official Selection American Documentary Festival 2017