Soul Reversal is a role reversal of the perceptions of soul in the form of a short bodyboarding film.
“I have shot a lot of footage of bodyboarders in the past whilst shooting surfing. I like bodyboarding, I like a lot of the characters in the bodyboarding world and I like the filmmakers involved in bodyboarding. I have always given or swapped my footage with filmmaker Sam Buckle and been stoked to see it used so well in his films / projects. However this time felt I had a good idea for a short film and I really wanted to have a go at creating something with the footage I shot.
I have had the idea for a short article for a surf / bodyboard / longboard magazine or blog for a long time now. An article that flips the perceptions of soul surfing on it’s head. Traditionally longboarding and retro surfing (and in recent years Stand Up Paddle boarding) is seen as the most ‘soul surfing’ craft within the ocean, and bodyboarding is probably placed at the other end of the spectrum. But if you analyse the different disciplines, the movements, the manoeuvres and the connection with the ocean, there is a good case to flip this perception on its head. That is what I have tried to explore in this film with very simple use of images, music and voice-over.” Mr B