Wow, almost forgot about this film from Jason Hearn and Duncan Scott. Pretty rad that it came up today when I posted an interview with Travis Logie, Jordy and Wok. This surf film included Travis and many of the surfers either side of their generation. It was also the film that got me booking my trip on the Indies Explorer (Sadly burnt a few years ago) and I had one of the best trips of my life.
The surf film “The Fountain of Youth,” which was written, directed, filmed and produced by the duo of filmer Jason Hearn and writer Duncan Scott, encapsulated a highwater mark of that period, as a crew of some of SA’s best surfers stepped aboard the Indies Explorer and gorged themselves on uncrowded, prime-season Mentawai perfection. The surfers included Greg Emslie, Paul Canning, Davey Weare, Travis Logie, Simon Nicholson, Peter Nicholson, Duncan Scott, Dan Redman, Ricky Basnett and Damien Fahrenfort.
I got to watch the film at the premier in Durban and it was sick! Great footage, funky editing as we expect from Volcom movies and of course some sick tunes. I kinda enjoy the fact that it moves between the different sports too, with snowboarding, skate and surf on the menu. Keeps it fresh. Anyway, thanks to the kids at Zigzag you can watch it today for free in fullscreen and HD right here – http://player.vimeo.com/video/90162151?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0
Since the day Snowboarding moved away from hard bindings and into soft botts and lumo clothing, Vans have been there. This is a pretty dam cool look back at the last 20 years and the good times, deep powder and anarchy that has been part of the journey.
Vans presents 20 Years: Off the Wall, On the Snow, a definitive retrospective film honoring over two decades of Vans Snow heritage, filmed and directed by respected filmmakers Mike Hatchett and Travis Robb of Standard Films.
20 Years takes a look back at an influential era in snowboarding, paying homage to a pivotal period in defining a new generation of snowboarding culture as told by original Vans riders Shaun Palmer, Circe Wallace and Kurt Wastell. Reminiscing on years of style, innovation and true originality, Hatchett’s passionate narrative tells the history of Vans on the mountain, encapsulating the humble beginnings of the snowboarding industry along with the people who continued to progress the sport into the culture it is today.
20 Years features the unique perspectives of the Vans global snowboarding team such as Pat Moore, Jamie Lynn, Darrell Mathes and more, as well as iconic Vans athletes including legendary skater John Cardiel and big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher.
Wow, I really want to see this film. Inspiring trailer with some incredible shots.
Imagine an entire life lived on a knife’s edge… forever dreaming up new adventures, new projects. Riders know exactly where their limits are and although this line is tested, toyed with and pushed back, it is never to be crossed…
These exceptional men and women have built lifestyles around their passion. Doubt is just a part of their daily lives. A thrilling showcase of incredible exploits which were inconceivable just a couple of years ago.
Thierry Donard and his team have set out to bring you closer to these modern-day heroes, to share their lives and their emotions with you. Getting cameras closer to the action means capturing the purest emotions that spring forth in these special moments.
These 95 minutes will help you discover for yourself the passion of this special world, bringing you to the heart of the action.
Must be wonderful to have your own video making machine like John John Florence does. While you in Tahiti for the tour, you just cruize, surf and film for another mind bendingly good web short. I am pretty jealous of the camera guy to… Nice work Blake Kueny 😉
A short featuring John John Florence titled, “& AGAIN”. The sequel to AGAIN. On Location in Tahiti.
Directed by Blake Vincent Kueny & John John Florence
Surfing by John John Florence & Raimana Van Bastolaer & Albee Layer
Filmed by Blake Vincent Kueny & Daniel Russo & Erik Knutson
Edited by Blake Vincent Kueny
Colored by Trevor Durtschi
Special Thanks to RED Digital Cinema and Wedge & Lever
On Friday I brought you the trailer for the first of a series of short films by Burton, Backcountry. Here is the film for your enjoyment. I loved it. Great cast, epic backcountry Pow and a good soundtrack.
Burton’s four-part web series, [SNOWBOARDING] kicks off today with the release of the first episode, BACKCOUNTRY. This episode takes you deep into the mountains of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, Switzerland, and beyond. Featuring the riding of Jussi Oksanen, Terje Haakonsen, Jeremy Jones, Nicolas Müller, Mikey Rencz, and Mark Sollors, BACKCOUNTRY highlights heavy riding on massive cheesewedges, natural big mountain lines, hairy cliff drops, and soft landings. If this is an indication of what’s to come for the rest of the series, we are all in for a treat.