Messiah shoots a Gato Heroi Death Dagger through the seagull scream Lou Reed curls of tomorrow’s medicine cabinet in the ancient southern lands of Western Australia. Christ Mark Matisons! Like chyldren in a penny arcade – all the Wild Things are luminous.
words by Kent Turkich
Surfing by Mark 'Messiah' Matisons.
Song by the Missing Links.
Experimental Black & White Film on Super 8 and 16mm
Featuring - Rob Kulisek -Derek Hynd - Scotty Stopnik - Mikey DeTemple - Andy Findlay - Robin Kegel - Kassia Meador - Marshall Brothers - Erin Wormtown- Billy Death - JJ Wessels - Kyle Lightner - and many more..
Film in New York - California - Mexico - Australia
Joshua Tree National Park is one of the greatest places on earth. Every time I drive past the gates and up into those glorious rock piles I feel as though I have arrived on another planet. Tatooine. I have spent nearly 6 months of my life camping in and roaming the Wonderland of Rocks and it never gets old. Every trip is too short. Even the 1 and half month one.
Of all the time I've spent creeping around The Tree I've never really shot anything. I've always been too busy climbing and escaping I guess. I decided to document this last trip to give my friends and family a taste of what it is I do when I disappear into this magical desert playground for days and weeks on end.
The main protagonist of this short documentary is Tony, who had been struggling with life and work in L.A at the time. Growing up in a small beach town on Florida's east coast, Tony was feeling suffocated by the endless cement, traffic, hustle, and overarching fraudulence of Southern California. He was ready to get out in the wilderness and wash his spirit clean.