2021 Films

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Girls Can’t Surf

 

Director: Christopher Nelius

Producers: Christopher Nelius, Michaela Perske

Co-Producer: Ghislaine Couvillat

Consulting Producers: Justine Chiara, Shawna Brakefield-Haase

Runtime: 108 minutes

It’s the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluro colors, peroxide hair and radical male egos. GIRLS CAN’T SURF follows the journey of a band of renegade surfers who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever. Featuring surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Layne Beachley and more, GIRLS CAN’T SURF is a wild ride of clashing personalities, sexism, adventure and heartbreak, with each woman fighting against the odds to make their dreams of competing a reality.

This film will be screened on Wednesday September 22 @ 7:00PM

SNEAK PREVIEW: The Birth of the Endless Summer

 

Director: Richard Yelland

Producers: Jon Fitzgerald, Richard Yelland

Runtime: 86 minutes

“The Birth of the Endless Summer” follows Californian surf pioneer, Dick Metz, as he vagabonds the globe from 1958-1961. Metz’s train-jumping, steamship-hopping tour, in the vein of On the Road and The Motorcycle Diaries, led to Metz’s discovery of “the perfect wave” at Cape St. Francis, South Africa. Dick’s travels not only inspired his friend, Bruce Brown, but also paved the way for The Endless Summer to become a reality. Birth of The Endless Summer follows the 90-year old Metz back to South Africa to retrace the steps of his original journey.

This film will be screened on Friday September 24 @ 7:00PM

 

 

SHORTS

A Surfer’s Search

Directors: Kevin Steen, Shabier Kirchner (DP)

Producer: Alexandra P Byer

Runtime: 3:47

Erik Wilkie, reflects on his love for surfing in the Great Lakes

This film will be screened during the Corolla Shorts Block on Thursday September 23 @ 7:00PM

Believe

Directors: Michel Garcia, Mathilde Saint-Arroman

Producer: Michel Garcia

Runtime: 26:00

In the heart of the French Para Surf team. Meeting with some atypical athletes during the World Championship, just a short period before France got under lockdown. Tension, doubt, confidence and happiness dictated the 10 days spent in California, just before the world’s pandemic. When some “different” athletes go beyond their limit to get medals.
A surf adventure, a life adventure.

This film will be screened during the Buxton Shorts Block on Saturday September 25 @ 7:00PM

BEYOND TRADITION

Director: Shin Aoki

Producer: Shin Aoki

Runtime: 15:39

The Urushi Alaia Project is based on a foundation of appreciation and respect for both nature and surfing. Surfing enthusiasts from Japan, Australia and America are working together to establish and maintain a beautiful world, a sustainable environment and a responsible society that can be passed on to the next generation.

This film will be screened during the Buxton Shorts Block on Saturday September 25 @ 7:00PM

Charlie Surfer

Director: Pia Strømme

Producer: Knut Inge Solbu

Runtime: 18:00

Charlie is 10 years old and diagnosed with Aspergers. He is proud of his diagnosis but sometimes he wishes he could be more like the other boys in his class. Feeling different makes him feel left out at times. Because of his Aspergers Charlie struggles with team sports. But he has found two things he loves to do, surfing and dancing. We follow Charlie through ups and downs at this year’s surf camp. 

This film will be screened during the Buxton Shorts Block on Saturday September 25 @ 7:00PM

Ebb and Flow

Director: Alice Ward

Producer: Mairead Collins

Runtime: 12:55

Follow the experiences of three fearless females and their love for the surfing waters off the west coast of Ireland. 

This film will be screened during the Buxton Shorts Block on Saturday September 25 @ 7:00PM

I AM

Director: Timothy Hay

Producer: Richard Kidd

Runtime: 5:13

This short film shares a perspective of shift towards a conscious lifestyle through the heart of Richard Kidd. The intention, to inspire beings to re-create their personal relationship to and with the present moment.

This film will be screened during the Corolla Shorts Block on Thursday September 23 @ 7:00PM

Maybe one day

Director: Angelina Owino

Producer: Angelina Owino

Runtime: 8:16

In Klitmøller the sea is the local community center. It is where all the social life is. Angelina is struggling to become a part of that community. 

This film will be screened during the Corolla Shorts Block on Thursday September 23 @ 7:00PM

Out Front

Director: Logan Marshall

Producer: Surfline

Runtime: 12:35

Out Front, created to celebrate core surf communities around the world by showcasing their unique wavescapes, culture and local surfers — filmed by local filmmakers. There’s a lot more to the Outer Banks of North Carolina than a few salty miles of Cape Hatteras real estate, OBX propaganda and pirate lore. Young local filmmaker and proud ‘townie’ Logan Marshall hunted high and low — and steep and deep — to unearth a fresh perspective on a historically enchanting place.

This film will be screened during the Corolla Shorts Block on Thursday September 23 @ 7:00PM

Precipitate

Director: Keith Ketchum

Producer: Kuio Young

Runtime: 3:47

Kauai Hawaii, while known for its garden of Eden-like beauty, has a handful of underrated, under-the-radar world-class rippers. They’ve been groomed over the shallow razor-sharp reefs and under heavy barreling sections that wrap around the island yearly. Here’s a handful of sessions from one summer on the South shore with Kuio Young. Unknown, unsponsored and unbelievable in the water, he deserves some recognition.

This film will be screened during the Corolla Shorts Block on Thursday September 23 @ 7:00PM

“Shine”

Director: Blake Ennis

Producer: Mighty Olas

Runtime: 2:34

Music video for, “Shine,” the Mighty Olas first single off their new album, Scenes from the Aquarium, featuring women’s longboard surfing champion Callie Summerlin.

This film will be screened during the Buxton Shorts Block on Saturday September 25 @ 7:00PM

Sinhala

Director: JP Lewis

Producer: JP Lewis

Runtime: 3:52

From losing his home in the 2004 Tsunami as a child to becoming a free surfer as an adult – We journey through a Sri Lankan surfers relationship with the ocean. An exploration of life and spirituality 

This film will be screened during the Buxton Shorts Block on Saturday September 25 @ 7:00PM

Solace

Director: Amanda Prifti

Producer: Amanda Prifti

Runtime: 8:00

A short, poetic surf film reflecting on navigating the COVID pandemic in Sri Lanka. It was a year that presented challenges and opportunities for everyone, despite our unique circumstances. But there was always something to find solace in. For us, it was the sea.

This film will be screened during the Buxton Shorts Block on Saturday September 25 @ 7:00PM

Sombrio Surf

Director: Tara-Lee Novak

Producer: Tara-Lee Novak 

Runtime: 3:21

Sombrio Beach on Vancouver Island made headlines in the late ‘90s when its community of squatters was evicted. But the 13 years that Leah Oke spent surfing daily at Sombrio, solidified her future as one of Canada’s pioneers in cold-water surfing. She would go on to overcome unthinkable tragedy and become an inspiration to female surfers across the country.

This film will be screened during the Corolla Shorts Block on Saturday September 23 @ 7:00PM

We are like Waves

Director: Jordyn Romero

Producer: Leah de Leon

Runtime: 13:00

WE ARE LIKE WAVES is an intimate look into how surfing changes Sanu’s life, documenting the struggles and breakthroughs of becoming a female Sri Lankan surfer.

This film will be screened during the Corolla Shorts Block on Saturday September 23 @ 7:00PM

What I Talk About When I Talk About Surfing

Director: John Anthony

Producer: John Anthony

Runtime: 16:39

Surfing is in your blood. A competitive surfer teaches his daughter to surf. Does the drive to compete take the fun out of surfing?

This film will be screened during the Buxton Shorts Block on Saturday September 25 @ 7:00PM