BEST FILM LS/FF 2017; VIEWERS CHOICE LS/FF 2017 Nervous Laughter Dir: Dan Norkunas, 2017 (66mins)
Albee Layer is one of the most relevant and exciting surfers on the planet. This mind-blowing documentary lifts the curtain on Albee and friends – the tight-knit group of surfers who are redefining not only the big wave genre but the very bounds of surfing possibilities.
Childhood friends Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Dege O’Connell, Billy Kemper, Kai Lenny and Torrey Meister followed each other into the daunting line-up of Jaws on Maui as teenagers. Through peer pressure and rivalries, they have pushed each other to unprecedented performances, challenging the very limits of paddle-in big wave surfing.
Follow the crew for an inside look at a season rife with nerves, injury, triumph, pain and friendship.
Combining fearless surfing and breathtaking cinematography this truly inspiring documentary explores the heart and soul of big wave charging.
Staring: Albee Layer, Kai Lenny, Billy Kemper, Dege O’Connell, Torrey Meister, Shane Dorian
WATCH AGAIN >> We were stoked to host the UK premiere of Nervous Laughter at LS/FF 2017 accompanied by Q&A with director Dan Norkunas plus Albee Layer and Torrey Meister. If you missed out or want to re-live it all over again, you can support independent filmmaking and watch the full uncut version on demand >> HERE.
“A humanising documentary about a special time when a levy exploded open and created a wave that’ll surge into the future of big-wave surfing.” Stab
Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)
UK Premiere: THE BROTHERHOOD Dir: Chris Case
From the award winning director comes an inspiring look at the big wave crew that shape their world’s around Ireland’s most terrifying waves.