Thomas Bena earned a degree in marketing from UMass Amherst in 1989, but working in the business world wasn’t for him, so after nine short months he grabbed a backpack and a surfboard and headed to Australia to “find himself.” Almost a decade later, he discovered Martha’s Vineyard. In 2001, he founded the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (now in its eighteenth season). One Big Home, which took twelve years to make, is his first feature-length documentary film. He has been traveling with it for the past two years. This summer it will screen in Honolulu at the Honolulu Museum of Art and in Washington, D.C. at The National Gallery of Art. One Big Home has helped other communities create bylaws that regulate house size.