By Chris Jones. A Marine veteran turned scientist teams up with a scrappy sailor to shed light on plastic pollution in our oceans via an extravagant stunt: sailing from California to Hawaii on a raft made of 15,000 plastic bottles. Dogged by leaky bottles, foul weather, and dwindling supplies, what was planned as a five week spectacle slowly unravels into an 88 day odyssey.
(PEOPLE OF) WATER
By Forest Woodward. For thousands of years, outrigger canoes have connected diverse cultures and people around the world. People of water follows the story of Rob Prechtl, a member of the US Men’s Raft team, as they embark on a journey to learn the craft of outrigger paddling.
By Dani Casado & Alex Lowther. As a boy, Ramón Navarro tagged along while his dad dove for abalone. Now, those same Chilean waters—and their traditional wild fisheries—have been depleted and polluted by industrial fish farms. In Estado Salmonero, Ramón explains why he’s choosing wild oceans over artificial seas.
A LA MAR
By Bruno Monteferri. A documentary about the story of the grassroots movement to protect Peruvian surf breaks, and an invitation to replicate the initiative in the place where you live.
By Bjarne Salen. 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.
Humpback Whales: A Detective Story
By Tom Mustill. On 12 September 2015, a 30-ton humpback whale breached and landed on Tom Mustill and his friend Charlotte Kinloch as they paddled a sea kayak in Monterey Bay, California. Incredibly, both survived the incident, but the near-death experience haunted documentary maker Tom and left him wondering if the whale was deliberately trying to hurt them. To find the answer, Tom returned to California in 2018 to investigate. Tom meets those who have survived similar hair-raising encounters and the experts who know the whales best. What he discovers raises far bigger questions, not just about what happened that day but also about our relationship with whales and their future alongside us.
CAMEL FINDS WATER
By Ian Durkin. Trevor found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field. He brought it home and built it back to a sea-worthy state over the course of a summer. Then, he took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves.
By Angel Marin & Patricio Mekis. Five hundred miles off the Chilean coast, there’s a small island surrounded by thriving seas and powerful surf. When Ramón Navarro, Léa Brassy and Kohl Christensen traveled there recently, they learned how the local residents are working to protect their wild waters and fisheries—and why, on Isla Alejandro Selkirk, the word for outsiders is plástico. Our new short film about their trip, Los Plástico.
By Josh Berry. In a remote ocean wilderness off the Northern California coast, a man dives alone with great white sharks. In cold and unforgiving waters he enters a calm and transcendent space where he reflects on his life and his unforgettable encounters with large great white sharks.
By Sven Dreesbach. The Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme carries out marine wildlife research and fosters community focused conservation initiatives. The field team of the MWRSP monitors the demographics and movement of different species such as whale sharks. This is their story.
By Andrew Buckley. Facing increased scrutiny in Tasmania, the fish farming industry set its sights on tiny King Island, population 1,592. But when a big corporation planned a farm just off the perfect peaks of Martha Lavinia Beach, they didn’t realize they were also picking a fight with surfers from far and wide.
STILL MOMENTS IN TOFINO
By RJ Bruni. Between the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean, towering mountains, and thick forests lies a stretch of beaches thriving with a female surf community. Recognizing the power behind these women, photographer Bryanna Bradley got her camera housed and set out to capture the women who surf these cold Canadian waves. This is the story of Tofino, the women who paddle out, and surf photographer Bryanna Bradley.
SURF GIRLS JAMAICA
By Lucy Jane & Joya Berrow. 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 FORGOTTEN ARCHIPELAGO
By Ben Weiland & Ryan Hitzel. While they cautiously navigated minefields on a sparsely populated island in the South Atlantic, Parker Coffin, Nate Zoller, LJ O’Leary and photographer Dylan Gordon traded a barrel of crude oil and 12-packs of Budweiser for the chance to pioneer waves nothing short of extraordinary. Harsh climate, challenging travel, and the friendliest of locals all contributed to an experience the team will never forget.
By Robert Sherwood. A short film focusing on devoted Australian photographer, Trent Mitchell and his experimental pursuits with the mode of photography. The film documents the creative process Trent takes to achieve his latest bodysurf series: Inner Atlas.
By Matt Luttrell. Inspired by Leonardo di Vinci’s observation that “Swimming upon water teaches man how birds do upon the air,” cinematographer Daniel Russo captures bodysurfing legend Mark Cunningham in the waters of Tahiti. String arrangement of Pearl Jam’s “Oceans” composed and scored by Andrew Joslyn.
OF THE SEA
By Jordyn Romero. Katherine Terrell’s life began in the ocean. At age five, she launched off the coast of Vietnam as a refugee to cross the Pacific Ocean by boat with her father and pregnant mother. Today, she is a steward of positive change. Of the Sea dives deep into the heart of environmentalist and designer Katherine Terrell as she continues to make positive change in her yet again, new lifestyle.