British invade San Diego
It’s fair to say that the it’s been a very good year for British surf filmmaking. At the The London Surf / Film Festival 2012 we were stoked to premiere a wealth of emerging and established homegrown talents from shorts to full feature length films and to see those films and filmmakers go on to be showcased both on the tellybox and further afield on the silver screen.
This flurry of activity hasn’t gone un-noticed and British surfing seems to be striking a chord Stateside. In May our friends across the water San Diego Surf Film Festival will be screening 3 British films as part of its awesome line-up.
‘The Shaper‘ from Crayfish Films (LS/FF Shortie 2012) and ‘Beyond the Scars‘ from Director Chris McClean (whose debut film ‘Uncommon Ideals’ won LS/FF Shortie 2011) will be up for Best Short, while The Endless Winter – A Very British Surf Movie from Level Films (Winner Best British Film LS/FF 2012) will be up for Best Feature.
“This year we received over 75 submissions from around the globe, which raised the bar quite high for filmmakers,” said Pierce Kavanagh, who, along with his wife, Petra, created the San Diego Surf Film Festival. “Pure and simple, a lot of really good films did not make it in the festival, and I applaud all the filmmakers’ efforts.”
If anyone’s heading to SoCal, go represent and if you haven’t seen the films already be sure to check them out lots to be proud of. Fingers crossed for all the filmmakers!