CAMEL FINDS WATER
Trevor Gordon found an old abandoned fishing boat. Over the course of one summer he restored it and took it to British Colombia in search for waves.
Sometimes surf movies are quite similar: same story, same places, same boards, same riders, same songs… It’s rare to find a good short movie with a different scenario. “Camel Finds Water” might be an exception. The story behind this surf trip is epic and beautifully documented. Even if Trevor and his buddy Tosh didn’t score the best waves, this wasn’t the purpose of this journey. After 1,000 hours of work on the ship, discovering that the boat floats was already a victory. Discovering waves only accessible by the sea was the icing on the cake.
“Despite their best efforts, the first day on the western waters yielded no tasty waves, so Trevor and Tosh cast anchor to enjoy a well-deserved rest and a proper meal. The following morning, rejuvenated and eager to find what they came for, the duo navigated to a promising nearby island, and after a bit of a hike through the woods, finally got a chance to session a final wave.” - Taylor Stitch , movie director.
Almost nine million years ago, the earth split open in the middle of the Atlantic and the resulting wound spouted the blood and the fire that created the Azores islands.
Far from everything, the Azores turned their back on time and witnessed how the rain and the salt colored their black lava green with vegetation and life. And it has maintained its quiet essence, adrift at sea, isolated from a loveless world, safeguarding its sublime purity from an extinct era.
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'.