Filmmakers

Beyond The Surface follows Ishita Malaviya, India’s first female surfer, traveling through Southern India, documenting the ways in which surfing, yoga, and ecological creativity are bringing hope and fueling change for the local people and the planet. She is joined by a unique and talented group of women – Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch, Kate Baldwin and the director of the film, Crystal Thornburg-Homcy. We spoke with Crystal to learn more. [click to continue]

Steve Cleveland is a talented surfer/filmmaker and is the creator of his latest film, A Paradigm Shift. Fast moving and full of action, it features such talents as Jared Mell, Alex Knost, Joel Tudor, and Kassia Meador. We spoke with Steve to learn more. [click to continue]

Jason Baffa is the director of the now classic Singlefin: Yellow and the co-director of the film One California Day. His latest project Bella Vita, follows surfer Chris Del Moro to his birthplace in Italy, a country rich in craft and culture, and explores Del Moro’s bond with his Italian family and surfing friends (Lauren Hill, Dave Rastovich, Ale Ponzanelli). [click to continue]

Nathan Oldfield is the director of the upcoming film, Heart & The Sea. Like his previous films, Lines from A Poem and Seaworthy, Oldfield explores his joyful connection to the ocean and the friends he has encountered along the way. We spoke with Nathan to learn more.  [click to continue]

Mark Tipple

by Glenn Sakamoto on March 16, 2012 · 1 comment

Mark Tipple is a talented Australian surfer/photographer/filmmaker who is the creator of “The Underwater Project.” Instead of your standard surf photography, Mark’s images reveal the power of the ocean and his subject’s raw emotion. We spoke with Mark to learn more. [click to continue]

Dave Homcy

by Glenn Sakamoto on September 15, 2011 · 7 comments

Dave Homcy is an accomplished filmmmaker based in Hawaii known for his work on Sliding Liberia. His recent film collaboration, Come Hell or High Water with Keith Malloy, celebrates the art of bodysurfing. We spoke with Dave to learn more about his life and inspiration. [click to continue]

Pierce Michael Kavanagh is a talented San Diego surfer/filmmaker. His recent film Manufacturing Stoke raises questions about the toxic chemicals used in the surfboard industry and asks us all: How can we make a difference for the environment? Pierce speaks to us about his inspiration for the film and his current obsession for bodysurfing. [click to continue]

Luca Merli

by Mac Feller on July 29, 2011 · 3 comments

Luca Merli is a talented Italian surfer/filmaker. His latest project, Onde Nostre, follows the well-known surfer Allessandro Ponzanelli. We spoke with Luca to learn more. [click to continue]