Meet the Maker #9

Drew Miller – Awesummer

Filmmaker and surfer based out of St. Augustine Florida. Drew loves motion pictures. Watching them, shooting them, talking about them, he loves it all. An avid surfer and lover of music, many of his personal projects (which he has a lot of) revolve around these two passions. A true workhorse behind the lens, Drew will shoot all day long then go straight into the editing room. Drew is inspired by thrift stores, wave riding, and iced coffee.

Film synopsis: Summer slide in North Florida. Fresh fruit, burnt noses, beach sleeps and all the good feelings we could muster up. Florida is not a super flashy place. It is the simplicity of sessions like this that make our beaches our home. This video features style and grace from lady sliders Lauren Hill and Lisa Autrey. Other notable surfers include Chris Tincher and Nick Collins as well as  Dave Rastovich who enjoys Florida’s offerings on a borrowed log. With no Budget and zero expectations the goal of this short film is to document friends and capture the essence of a beautiful day with nothing to do but surf with yer buds.


Meet the Maker #8

Cos We Can (Clare Plueckhahn & Fran Derham) – So It Goes

Cos We Can are a team of content creators telling stories through words, stills and film. Clare shoots and I (Fran) write. We both create and produce. At the moment we’re working on a new feature and a couple of short films. If we’re not at our computers, we’re in the ocean, at the movies or on a mountain. You can look at more of Clare’s work here and read more of Fran’s dribble here. If you really want to get to know us, follow us on twitter: Fran, and Clare, stalk them on Facebook or our Korduroy TV Blog and keep up to date with all the behind the scenes action.

So It Goes
Billabong surfer Felicity Palmateer is 19 years old and currently ranked no. 19 on the World Qualifying Series. At the age of four her Dad noticed her passion for surfing and encouraged and helped her to follow her dream of becoming a professional surfer. 
Having worked hard to make that dream come true Felicity now has to focus on maintaining it.  Like any professional sportsperson she is constantly trying to keep her competitive edge – juggling constant travel for contests, training and representing a brand – all in the media spotlight. The steady scrutiny that comes with this isn’t easy. The pressure comes from every angle – especially from herself.
When the pressure of competitive surfing gets overwhelming Felicity takes solace in the one thing she loves most – surfing.  Shot on the pristine beaches of Margaret River, WA, this film demonstrates that although people can tell you which way to go, in the end you have to forge your own path.

Meet the Maker #7

Anna Jerstrom – Water Warriors

After over 10 years working in high finance, Anna Jerstrom went on vacation to Costa Rica in the fall of 2009 and she fell in love, not with a man, but with surfing. She went back to London where she was working at the time, packed her bags, quit her job and moved to Costa Rica to immerse herself in her newfound passion. Water Warriors is Anna’s first venture as a film maker, and the project was inspired by a short article Anna wrote for a magazine about the Calavera girls. Anna founded Calavera in 2010 to provide water women all over the world with both a superior technical product in order for them to perform and excel in their passion without distractions of bad gear, and also to represent the “new woman”, the athlete rather than the beach bunny. Part of Anna’s mission through Calavera is to show the world how hard these women work to pursue their dream of riding that wave of their lives.

Water Warriors showcases the strength and courage of female surfers and beautifully depicts how the traits of a warrior parallel those necessary for surfing. These girls take on waves like they are going into battle; they charge the break without fear in hunt for the next wave of their lives.


Meet the Maker #6

Chris Grant – Danielle Burt: Chapter 2

Chris Grant loves God, his family, friends, Oceanside Harbor, and Mexican food. He surfs a bit, shoots photos often, and feels blessed to publish Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Danielle Burt: Chapter Two: In the summer of 2004 Danielle Burt was involved in a motorcycle accident that left her with collapsed lungs, dozens of broken bones, six weeks in a coma, and ultimately, the loss of her right leg. Following a lengthy healing and recovery process, Danielle’s heart turned toward the ocean. After gathering some spare parts to create a functional “surf leg,” she caught her first waves and was immediately hooked on surfing. Danielle Burt: Chapter Two celebrates an incredibly positive human being, a great surfer, and a hero to virtually everyone she meets.

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