Event information reads: 7-9th November 2024, Riverside Studios, London, Surf / Film / Art / Culture

The Church of the Open Sky

SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL LS/FF 2017:  The Church of the Open Sky  Dir: Nathan Oldfield, 2017 (54mins)

Award winning Director Nathan Oldfield serves up a beautiful and highly anticipated cinematic masterpiece. The imagery is crisp, the surfing – from logs to shortboards and finsfree to bodysurfing  is loose, the locations are lush and the sentiments true. 

Inspired by a quote from surf visionary Tom Blake and shot on location in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka, it is a sea soaked celebration. The cinematography is beautiful, the themes run deep, you can not fail to feel inspired…and at the end you just want to grab your board and hit the waves. 

Starring: Dave Rastovich, Lauren Lindsey Hill, Tom Wegener, Belinda Baggs, CJ Nelson, Alex Knost, Johnny Abegg, Neal Purchase Jr, Jasson Salisbury, Devon Howard and many others.

WATCH AGAIN >> We were stoked to host the sold out UK Premiere of this beautiful film. If you missed out, want to relive the moment or share it with a friend, you can support independent filmmaking by purchase the DVD from Nathan >> HERE or watching via VOD>> HERE.

“A must watch. Not only does it explore the relationship between surfer and sea and is stunningly shot, but it also peels back the veneer of a squeaky clean surf lifestyle through provocative monologues.” Magicseaweed

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)

Plus short films:

UK Premiere: THE MAN AND THE SEA Dir: Andrew Kaineder

Inspiring look into the fins free world of groundbreaking pioneer Derek Hynd.

UK Premiere: MAURICE COLE: THE FIRST WAVE Dir: Peter Baker

Insightful and beautifully shot short featuring surf legend Maurice Cole.



Dave Rastovitch Church of the Open Sky UK Premiere London Surf Film Festival October 2017 Church of the Open Sky UK Premiere London Surf Film Festival October 2017