Thursday, August 4, 2011

For Your Friday Night

If you're anything like me, Friday night rolls in and out without us really noticing. But not this Friday night, no. This Friday night is the Virtual World Premiere of surf documentary Under the Sun. I just read about it over at Nath's killer blog Look and Sea, got all excited, bought a ticket for $8 and decided to tell you about it too.


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Byron Bay and the Gold Coast are two seemingly opposite Australian surf towns. But beneath the surface they are inextricably linked to a multi-billion dollar industry which thrives on the commodification of the surfing lifestyle. With their populations swelling, resources draining, and housing prices going through the roof, where do these two towns go from here? Where does surfing go from here?
Under the Sun is a 16mm documentary shot in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast and features incredible surfing from Dave Rastovich, Beau Young, Nat Young and a handful of others as it explores the roots of commercialism that are now so entrenched in surf culture. Be prepared for a dark and compelling narrative amidst beautiful imagery and a kick ass custom soundtrack.
Featuring: Dave Rastovich, Nat Young, Beau Young, Rabbit Bartholomew, Dean Morrison, Mick Fanning, Albe Falzon, Kelly Slater
Directed by: Cyrus Sutton




So, grab your husband, boyfriend, lover, brother, a six pack of your favourite brew and any other bearded surf rat you can find and get into it.

Go here for deets and while you're at it, check out film maker Cyrus Sutton's blog

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! My husband and son would love this! xx

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  2. I do have a bit of a soft spot for surfers!!

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  3. I'm convinced my husband loves Dave Rastovich more than he loves me. Wish I could join you xx

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  4. right up my alley.

    (7 weeks to go and our clan is off for a 2 week stint in coolangatta, - i hope to barely touch land!)

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  5. Oh I can't believe I missed this. Just tried to watch it but missed the cut :( My guy would have LOVED it. I am bookmarking that site x

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em