EMOCEAN - a surfer’s connection to the sea
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An epic surf trip and a love letter to the ocean. To dive in and watch the trailer just arrow right to open the next page or
About the film:
Emocean started out as a surf film but quickly turned into something so much more than wild waves and barrel rides. This is a documentary with soul; a salty blend of stories by the eclectic assortment of people sharing tales of adventure, adrenaline, inspiration, love and loss and their relationship with the ocean.
Emocean is a beautiful ride to countless coastal locations. Some are well-known like Hawaii’s Pipeline and California’s Mavericks and others are remote spots tucked high up in North West Australia and deep in South Australia.
This film is underpinned by inspiring surfing but is not just for the barrel-hungry, it is also a love letter to the sea woven through with experiences from surfers, filmers, fishermen and marine scientists and watermen. Director and filmmaker Tony “Harro” Harrington explains,
“Everyone who surfs, dives, swims or spends anytime close to the ocean has their own special connection. There is a power within the waves and below the water’s surface that draws us all in, fuels us and nurtures us. The stories in the film are mainly about how time in the water makes people feel. It’s also about respect for the marine environment and its creatures and why as surfers we are drawn to this mystical, powerful and special place on our planet that is our oceans."
Emocean was filmed over three years and has been independently produced by Tony Harrington and edited by Trinity Ludlow-Hudson. It will be screening at select international film festivals during 2018-2019.
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Brent Bielmann – With a standout career as one Pipeline’s leading water photographers, Brent shares what it’s like to swim at the world’s most dangerous reef break.
Baptiste Gossein – Formerly a professional windsurfer, Baptiste lives in Tahiti and is the tow-in partner of Ramiana Van Bastaloer. Baptiste has experienced highs and lows surfing at Teahupo’o and explains how this mighty wave has changed his life.
Mike Prickett – Mike is recognized as one of the world’s leading extreme water cinematographers heading Salt+Air films. As he explains in the film he’s never worked a day in his life as he just loves being in the ocean. He shares his experiences in big waves and an incident in Tahiti that could have ended it all.
Jeff Schmucker – With ‘salt water running through his veins’ Jeff explains how since he was a little boy he developed a fear and respect for the ocean and knew he would be a fisherman. We join Jeff and his oldest son Josiah charging big waves off the Eyre Peninsula where his family have lived and fished the waters for four generations.
Dave Kalama – One of the surfers who pioneered Jaws in Maui Dave talks us through just what it takes to ride some of the biggest waves in the world.
Jamie Mitchell – Named 2017 Surfline Best Overall Performer and one of the standout big wave riders in the world Jamie is a true waterman. He shares what drives him to take on terrifying waves and the consequences of the sport he has chosen.
Jamie O’Brien – in his own words Pipeline made Jamie O’Brien who he is today. He talks about growing up at one of surfing’s most famed breaks and the legends that have inspired him.
Trevor Carlson – On any given swell at Jaws you’ll find Trevor out in the pre-dawn light riding monsters before most others have finished their coffee.
Jeff Clarke - The pioneer of Mavericks, Jeff shares stories about trying to find people to come surf it with him back in the early days.
Matt Becker – Fisherman, diver, surfer. 21 year old Matt Becker from Santa Barbara talks about taking on big waves, about keeping his cool and coping with fear.
Andrew Brooks: His family were true pioneers of the South Australia coast hacking out a farm in this remote and wild country, and saw surfing come to the area.
Paul Witzig – Surfer, filmmaker, co-founder of Tracks magazine and pioneer of the surf camp at Cactus, Paul shares the back story and incredible archive vision of what is known as of the most localized surf breaks in the world.
Sacha Guggenheimer – Marine biologist, conservationist and surfer, Sacha shares her personal connection to the ocean and what she’s has learned from researching thousands of years of aboriginal history and interaction with sea creatures.
Dave MacAulay – Former pro surfer MacAulay’s story is one of a family with a shared passion and how his daughters are following his lead.
About Tony Harrington
Filmmaker Tony “Harro” Harrington has been travelling the globe chasing storms, swell and waves for most of his life. Growing up on the Central Coast in Wamberal he was drawn to the ocean from an early age, walking down to Wamberal Beach and up to Forresters Beach before dawn most mornings to check the waves. A surfer, then renowned surf and snow photographer and now also a respected filmmaker Harro has been making a series of films about surfing in recent years. He was inspired to create this latest film “Emocean” exploring the special connection that he, and everyone he meets along the journey, shares.
About Trinity Ludlow Hudson
Trinity is an award-winning editor with 18+ years experience and well over 200 hundred hours of television, web and documentary credits to her name. Surfing, snow and adventure sports are a big part of Trinity’s work including many projects for Red Bull, Brain Farm and post production/direction for events including World Heli Challenge, Hyundai longboard tour, Ultimate Waterman series and Red Bull Airborne and Flow Hunters. Trinity loves to get out for a surf and can often be found adopting and walking dogs along the beach.