A BIT FROM INDONESIA
“Some people are happy with a ten day boat trip in Indo but that’s not what this trip was about. Five weeks on the island, eating and drinking with locals and other surfers from all corners of the globe. You fall into a rhythm, read the time by the sun. You learn that giving the groms a wave puts you in good stead with the local heavies. If it blows onshore for a week straight you learn how to explore other things instead of waves. If you stay long enough though, you will score.” - Lawrence Vonhoff
Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Whatsapp again... More and more it is more difficult to isolate ourselves, to escape from everything, to enjoy the silence. Silence… we are stupid enough so as to invent words that describe things that do not even exist!
In January 2019, snowboarder Mathieu Crepel and surfer Damien Castera, joined by photographer Greg Rabejac and lmmaker Pierre Frechou, traveled to the very northern tip of Norway for a boardriding expedition in the heart of the Arctic winter. In between snowy peaks and icy waves, they went deep into the polar night where solar winds meet Earth’s magnetic eld to create the fairy dance of the Aurora Borealis.
'Thank You Mother' is a cinematic journey of surfing, simplicity and appreciation. It is a film that isn't afraid to be beautiful, stylish and sincere. Produced by Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell with an original soundtrack by Nick Bampton. 'Thank You Mother' is narrated by award winning Australian film maker and life long simplist Albert Falzon, who made the seminal 1970 surf film 'Morning of the Earth'.