Cold Water Wetsuit Revolution

The Shorties: The Cold Water Wetsuit Revolution // A film by Matt Crocker and James Dean

‘The little known story of one man’s unyielding desire; to tame the icy British waves’

Since the dawn of surfing on British shores, the natives have faced one obstacle above all, the bloody cold! To really rule the chilly waves, they would need to get creative, industrious if you will. Cue dashingly moustachioed Dennis Cross, a waterman with a roll of neoprene and an unyielding desire; to tame the icy British waves.

Directed by – Matt Crocker & James Dean
Cinematography by – James Dean & Anthony Butler
Archive courtesy of – GUL, Dennis Cross, Three S Films, The Endless Winter Project, Pete Bounds, Steve Daniel, Simon Bornhoft.
Music by – Boyde & Hotel Flamingo
Animation by – Simon Ball
Narrated by – Ned Boulting
Featuring – Dennis Cross, Steve Daniel, Simon Bornhoft, Stevie Morrison, Mark Harris, John Adams, Malcolm Findlay, John Roughton
Produced by – Level Films & GUL. A Level Films Production, made in Bristol.

Cold Water Revolution Level Films Dennis Cross Steamer Shorties Entry London Surf Film Festival 2018

Cold Water Revolution Level Films Mark Harris Shorties Entry London Surf Film Festival 2018

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The Shorties

Short films are a central pillar of modern surf culture, a creative outlet for sharing stories and inspiring stoke. Here at the London Surf / Film Festival presented by REEF we wanted to celebrate the short and give homegrown filmmaking talent a platform to bring their visions to the surf world so we established ‘The Shorties’ which has fast become one of the most prestigious short film competitions for surf filmmakers in the world.

While the main festival is a showcase for international filmmaking, The Shorties short film contest is open exclusively to filmmakers from or based in Britain and Ireland – from both leading lights and up and coming filmmakers. The very best short films entries on the big screen as part of the festival and these shortlisted films are eligible for prestigious awards including: Shortie of the Year and Emerging Talent.

8th Annual London Surf / Film Festival is hosted 10 – 19 October at Regent St Cinema and venues across London.

To see this year’s full line up of films, hit the LINK