A series of three minute-long travel films titled "MOVE," "EAT," and "LEARN" by independent filmmaker Rick Mereki have become an internet sensation virtually overnight.
"Move" will make you want to jump off your seat and hit the road. "Eat" will have you have you heading to the international isle at the supermarket. "Learn" will leave you smiling and wishing there were more videos.
The catchy, life-affirming music doesn't hurt either.
The name alludes to the popular book-cum-Hollywood film "Eat, Pray Love," however many are calling these lightning-fast videos much more inspirational.
Mereki traveled with two friends, DOP Tim White and Actor Andrew Lees, to 11 countries in 44 days, shooting the three short films. They caught 18 flights, traveling 38 thousand miles with two cameras that shot almost a terabyte of footage.
All that, to create three "linear concepts" based on movement, learning, and food.
The films were commissioned by STA Australia.
"Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement," Mereki said on the video's vimeo page. "The response has been phenomenal and overwhelming. We never thought this little project would reach out to so many people."
Have a look at Rick Mereki's Move, Eat, Learn:
Mark Johanson is the travel editor at the International Business Times. He has traveled to and written about more than 30 nations and territories on every continent except...