Winner Shortie of the Year 2011 – UNCOMMON IDEALS – Dir: Chris McClean, Cinematography by Mark Waters UK, 2011,

Producer & Director – Chris McClean

Cinematographer & Editor – Mark Waters

Additional footage by Lewis Arnold and Chris McClean

Poem ‘Uncommon Ideals’ by Daniel Crockett, read by Jeff Hordley

Sound Engineer – William Evans

Music by UNKLE- Cut Me Loose (Redux)

Surfers – Gabe Davies, Pete Eyre, John John Florence, Nathan Florence, Dylan Graves, Chris ‘Guts’ Griffiths, Ritchie Sills, Balaram Stack

From the Director: “Uncommon Ideals is part of a project to document the experience and culture of surfing in and around the North Sea. As far from the traditional ideal of surfing as it’s possible to get, the North Sea’s cold, grey, windy waves and murky brown water can make surfing here a frustrating experience. And yet, hidden beneath its fickle and hostile exterior is a rich heritage of seafaring traditions, from the windswept, shifting sand-bars of the Netherlands to the rocky reefs and points of Norway’s craggy coast.” For an interview with the Director click HERE. For an interview with the Editor click HERE.

  • Winner: Best Short; San Sebastian Surf Film Festival 2011
  • Nominee: Best Digital Short; Surfer Poll Awards 2011
  • Nominee: Vimeo Awards 2011