ShAFF 2019: Water Films 1 15
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This film was last shown on 23 March 2019
A selection of the best surf, kayak and other water based adventure films from the past year. Part of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019 (ShAFF 2019). 100+ of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films over one weekend in the UK's Outdoor Capital City.
Call Me Peg Leg - 4 minutes
Meet Rik or Peg Leg as he is now officially called, one legged chef, traveller and one of the UK's most exciting surfers. Featuring: Pegleg Rik Bennett Created by: Mattr. Media (mattr.media) Director: Josh Hine (joshhine.co.uk) Producer: Josh Fineman Production Manager: Dave Hudson DOP: Nick Morris (nickmorrisdop.com) Camera Assistant: Thomas Terminet Sound: Jim Friend Editor: Hettie Griffiths (hettiegriffiths.co.uk) Special Thanks to: Seiners Arms Feral Equipment Channel 4
PAIGE - 21 minutes
Follow the best female big wave surfer on the planet, Paige Alms on her journey in Hawaii to surf the biggest waves in the world while being a great inspiration to the next generation.
Chasing the Sublime - 6 minutes
Loch Hourn on the Knoydart peninsula in the Western Isles of Scotland is regarded as one of the last wildernesses of Europe. Access to sea lochs is difficult. Salt water mingles with fresh water as it runs off the mountains, icy even in high summer. This mesmeric film immerses us in the physicality of cold water swimming, asking why we put ourselves in the path of discomfort and risk; why does the search for adventure take us to ever more remote and inhospitable places? Join the originators of The Outdoor Swimming Society, 'swim twins' Kate Rew and Kari Furre, as they set out to chase the sublime. In association with The Outdoor Swimming Society and Alpkit with support by Red Moon Cruises, Akur Captial, Dryrobe and Aquatica Digital
Surf Girls Jamaica - 16 minutes
Imani Wilmot is a role model to a community of Afro Caribbean surfers in Jamaica and beyond. She is using surfing as a tool to transform the lives of many Jamaican woman. Imani has taken it as her personal responsibility to empower women of colour to have access to surfing and to see a place for themselves within the global surf industry.
The Swimmer -11 minutes
Stephen Redmond from West Cork was the first person ever to complete the world famous ‘Ocean’s Seven’ challenge, consisting of seven long-distance channel swims. This documentary looks at the beauty and the poetry of Stephen’s passion and touches on the lives of the people he loves and those he has lost. It delves into the peculiar, solitary psyche of an open-water swimmer who spends much of his time immersed in a world underwater. The film is set in the maritime lake Lough Hyne as well as off the Atlantic coast of Ireland at the iconic Fastnet Lighthouse. It features the poem, ‘A Swim in Co. Wicklow,’ written and performed by the Irish poet Derek Mahon.
Bass by Kayak - 30 minutes
Bass by Kayak follows a small expedition party crossing from the Australian mainland to Tasmania in sea kayaks. Around 400 people have made the crossing in the modern era, and Aboriginal Australians did it during the last ice age in canoes. For the seafarer, linking together the perfectly spaced islands feels like a rite of passage. Adventure filmmaker/outdoor education lecturer Beau Miles narrates the expedition as the first ever feature film of the crossing via sea kayaks. There is chafe, a storm, bad cooking and an emerging mate-ship between men that barely knew each other before departure.