Let’s Be Frank
BEST FILM: Let’s Be Frank Dir. Peter Hamblin, 2016 (45 mins)
WINNER LS/FF 2016
Let’s Be Frank is a visceral journey through the unseen and unknown world of big wave surf adventurer Frank James Solomon. This intercontinental clandestine investigation blurs the lines between myth, legend and reality – leading to the question… Just who is Frank?
Drawing together a cast of iconic surfers, including John John Florence, Jamie O’Brien and Pat O’Connell, with actors such as Cokey Falkow (Penny Dreadful) and Michael Redmond (Vikings), this is a genre busting, multi-layered story of big wave hold downs, back street beat-downs and North Shore show-downs.
Director Peter Hamblin has produced a visual feast combining stunning cinematography with a fast paced, edgy storyline. Juxtapozing a stylized 50’s colour palette with the crisp clarity of the coastal landscapes from South Africa’s Cape Town to Mexican Pipeline, the gnarly North Shore of Hawaii and the Irish seaside resort of Bundoran, this is a journey across the globe and to the edge of reality.
Featuring an original score by three-time Grammy Award winner and surfer Ben Harper, as well as Jesse Ingalls & Jason Mozersky, Let’s Be Frank is an immersive experience navigating through the perceived worlds of one of the world most respected chargers on the planet. Frank Solomon is not your average surfer, and this is not your average surf film.
A very special screening and European Premiere presented by the filmmaker and accompanied by a Q+A.
This film has been enjoying critical acclaim across the globe, to hear what just some of the press have been saying, check out the links below: