HERE AND NOW
Winner Best Film 2012 – HERE & NOW – Dir: Nathan Meyers, USA
Shot in one day, this film brings together more than 25 of the world’s best filmmakers and surfers in a project that documents the world of surfing in a single 24-hour period: May 2, 2012. From world champs like Kelly Slater and Stephanie Gilmore to free spirits like Dave Rastovich, Ozzy Wright and Alex Knost, and British surfer Reubyn Ash the film brings together shapers, photographers, legends, beginners, third world, first world and surf world. Some scored big. Others couldn’t find a ripple. It’s all part of the surfing experience. From contests to camping, hanging at home or hitting the road, veteran surf filmmaker Taylor Steele pulls together an epic, international cast to prove the best place to be is here and now.
“Here & Now is a movie about that connection. This is a movie about real surfing. Adventures. Road trips. Wipeouts. Getting skunked. Going camping. And finally scoring.” Nathan Myers, Director, Editor Surfing Magazine.
Produced by: Taylor Steele
Directed by: Nathan Myers
Starring: Kelly Slater, Dave Rastovich, Ozzy Wright, Alex Knost, Rob Machado, Stephanie Gilmore, Conner Coffin, Matt Meola, Jay Davies, Albee Layer, Ford Archbold, Gabriel Villaran, Dede Suryana, Leif Engstrom, Peter Devries, Reubyn Ash, Grant Baker, Garut Widiarta, Mikala Jones, Steve Sherman, Ellis Ericson, Brad Gerlach, Noah Cohen, Alex Gray, Ezekial Lau, Andrew Serrano, Junior Faria, Gilbert Brown, Lauren Lindsey Hill, Jack Robinson
Cinematography: Taylor Steele, Nathan Myers, Chris Searl, Elliott Leboe, Wyatt Davies, Tim Boydell, Peter King, Bali Strickland, Jeremy Koreski, Etan Blatt, Ryan Perry, Ryan Heywood, Andy Elliot, Rodrigo Metrinho, Saul Garcia, Jimmy Kinniard, Taylor Bonin, Loic Wirth, Jason Shibata, Saul Garcia, Isaac Zoller, Ben Gulliver, Darren McCagh, Mike Nulty, Kishore Kumar
Musical Score: MT WARNING, with original songs by Kelly Slater, Angus Stone, Ozzy Wright, Dave Rastovich, Andy Six String, Wolf & Cub and Years Around the Sun