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Nervous Laughter

London Surf / Film Festival

UK Premiere


Albee Layer is one of the most relevant and exciting surfers on the planet. This mind-blowing documentary lifts the curtain on Albee and friends – the tight-knit group of surfers who are redefining not only the big wave genre but the very bounds of surfing possibilities.


Childhood friends Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Dege O’Connell, Billy Kemper, Kai Lenny and Torrey Meister followed each other into the daunting line-up of Jaws on Maui as teenagers. Through peer pressure and rivalries, they have pushed each other to unprecedented performances, challenging the very limits of paddle-in big wave surfing.


Follow the crew for an inside look at a season rife with nerves, injury, triumph and friendship. An inspiring documentary exploring the heart and soul of big wave charging with fearless surfing and breathtaking cinematography.


Accompanied by Q&A with Director Dan Norkunas & Albee Layer


“A humanising documentary about a special time when a levy exploded open and created a wave that’ll surge into the future of big-wave surfing.” – Stab


PLUS

UK Premiere: THE BROTHERHOOD Dir: Chris Case

From the award winning director comes an inspiring look at the big wave crew that shape their worlds around Ireland’s most terrifying waves.


Shorties shortlisted film


BBFC rating
15
Year
2017
Running time
66 mins
Country
Hawaii
Other features
DOC
Director
Dan Norkunas

Perilous Sea

London Surf / Film Festival

UK Premiere


A trans-continental cold water surfing odyssey capturing the raw spirit, glorious landscapes and pure perfection that arises when conditions conspire creating moments of cold water nirvana that rival any across the globe.


Inspired by the storytelling style of classic ocean-faring novels, Perilous Sea follows a group of surfers as they explore the landscapes and waves of the North Atlantic fringes, from the Canadian Maritimes, across to Iceland and beyond the wave rich coast of Ireland. A beautiful travelogues to stir the wanderlust.


“Set to light the cold water surf exploration bug deep in your stomach, Perilous Sea chronicles a trans-continental odyssey to document the waves that lash these coastlines.” – Backwash Surf Anthology


PLUS

UK Premiere: POINT OF CHANGE Dir: Rebecca Coley (17mins)

An inspirational story of a young woman who blazed her own trail and threw off the constraints of society to become an Indonesian Women’s Surfing Champion and inspire a new generation of female surfers.


UK Premiere: I KNEW JACK O’NEILL Dir: Peter Hamblin

Surfer Poll winning director of Let’s Be Frank returns with this ode to the late great Jack O’Neill, pioneer of the wetsuit and a man who single handedly changed surfing forever.

Accompanied by Q&A with director Peter Hamblin


UK Premiere: AWEN Dir: Anders Melchior

More and more young Chinese pursue their own dreams and seek a higher degree of personal freedom. Awen’s mom wants him to become a fisherman like his ancestors. Awen just wants to surf…


SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)


BBFC rating
15
Year
2017
Running time
30 mins
Country
Canada
Other features
DOC
Director
Ryan Meichtry & Mike Bromley

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October 21st

Nervous Laughter

  • 19:00 Sold out

Perilous Sea

  • 21:15 Sold out

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