original language with russian subtitles

Around the world in three films: surfing in the most picturesque locations, winter in Norway and summer in Australia.

Dear Suburbia

USA 2012, 43 min.
Director Kai Neville

Filmed around the world in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and the Caribbean! Dear Suburbia, is the new film from Kai Neville and is the follow up to his last films Modern Collective and Lost Atlas. It is a high-performance, location-based surf film set against exotic landscapes, objects and personalities juxtaposed with the traditions of suburban life. Spontaneity versus routine. The unknown versus the familiar. An interpretation of our lifestyle, culture, riding waves, traveling the world — a pirouette into the absurdity of it all. The result is a graceful, often schizophrenic glimpse at modern life with a surfboard and a passport.

Festivals and awards:
New York Surf Film Festival – Best Segment, Best Soundtrack, Viewers Choice Feature Film
London Surf Film Festival – Best Cinematography
Surf Film Festival Cologne – Best Movie

We Were Here

Australia 2011, 24 min.
Director Amy Gebhardt

A darkly poetic portrait of the 2011 Australian Summer told through YouTube user generated content.

Festivals and awards:
Independent Film Awards Nomination – Best Short Documentary

Nordfor sola

Norway 2012, 46 min.
Directors: Inge Wegge, Jørn Nyseth Ranum

Inge Wegge (25) and Jørn Ranum (22) spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern-Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean. The boys brought with them two items of utmost importance: their surfboards – perhaps their biggest motivation for the arctic adventure. Because the remote bay holds a well kept secret; some of the worlds finest surfing waves.

Festivals and awards:
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival – Audience Award
The Norwegian Short Film Festival – Honorary Mention
London Surf Film Festival – participation
Göteborg International Film Festival – participation
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival – participation

Age restriction: 16+