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Edited by Leon Jamaer
"Don’t let go” is a true documentary about windsurfing. Filmed in ten different countries, we captured all aspects of being a pro windsurfer. From travelling to remote destinations, riding the biggest waves, competing on the world tour, suffering serious injuries and fighting hard to come back. There are good and bad times! Whatever - keep your dreams alive and don't let go.
Trailer song by: Ravens&Chimes, "Division Street"
EYES SHUT PRODUCTIONS and GOLDBERG FILMS presents a FLO JUNG film
produced by MICHAEL A. GOLDBERG, LEON JAMAER, MANUEL GRAFENAUER, MARC HENE, FLO JUNG
starring: BOUJMAA GUILLOUL, CAMILLE JUBAN, ROBBY SWIFT, FLO JUNG, ROBBY NAISH, PHILIP KÖSTER, GRAHAM EZZY, VICTOR FERNANDEZ
filmed on location: MOROCCO, GUADELOUPE,CHILE,MAUI, SPAIN, GERMANY, FRANCE, PERU AND ELSEWHERE.
graphics by: BJOERN GOTTSCHALL, NUDE DESIGN photos by: MAXIME HOUYVET
Copyright 2012, all right reserved.
SWOX Surf Protection, Fiat Freestyle Team, Mystic, Gun Sails, Long Horn, O'neill, Quatro, JP, Starboard, Saarland Film, G-Shock.
This "trailer/teaser" was created to introduce a documentary project.
Filmed in Carriacou in the southern Grenadines, where the last Caribbean boatbuilders maintain a tenuous grip on their traditional skills. In St. Barth's where the smuggling trade in liquor & cigarettes thrived until the 1970s. And Antigua where the Carriacou vessels race each year among vintage yachts in the Classic Regatta.
Mixed with rare archive film & interviews with the last old Caribbean sea captains - the movie combines dramatic sailing footage with narration and an original soundtrack to tell the story of the Vanishing Sail of the West Indies.
Writer/Director/Producer: Alexis Andrews
Producer: Justin Sihera
Additional footage/support/development: Iain McGlashan & Roddy Grimes Graeme Acquafilms.com
Additional footage/editor: Shab Kirchner Antiguafilm.com
Original music: Torsten Stenzel & Justin "Jus Bus" Nation Offshoremusic.com
Additional clips Carriacou boat launch: Rolf Versen SiebenMeere.tv
Archive film footage/support: Association St. Barth des Amis de la Suéde. Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid. Nolly Simmons. Our Virgin Island/Pussers Rum. Global Image Works
Carriacou support/chase boat/accommodation: Dave Goldhill Carriacoucottages.com
Crew support/research/intelligent ballast: Ray "Schoonerman" Lynnington
Additional camera equipment: Wadadli Film Studios Antiguafilm.com
Inspiration/archive stills: Douglas C. Pyle
Clean Sweet Wind
With thanks & respect to the community of Windward, Carriacou, West Indies
11 years ago, Bruce and Tiffany Halabisky decided to give up on a conventional lifestyle, buy a small wooden boat and sail around the world (having two children along the way.). Vixen's Voyage is a glimpse into their life aboard.
A film from our maker series. Ben Harris is a traditional wooden boat builder based in Cornwall, UK.
This film documents Ben Harris’ love of woodwork and boat building, how he acquired his skills, and how incredible it is to be able to take something that you’ve built with your own hands out onto the water and sail it across the sea.
Who is Ben Harris?
Ben has always loved wood. His mother said that his first word was ‘log’. He has been working with wood throughout the UK since the age of 15. First as an assistant to a cabinet maker, where he started by sharpening the tools and clearing up. He then developed his skills in furniture making and his passion for wood and forestry by working in broadleaf woodlands. Later he tuned his skills in bespoke oak-framed carpentry and went on to establish a sawmill and oak framing business in Scotland, sourcing timber from the local estates. In 2005 Ben moved to Cornwall to study boatbuilding. He has been building boats and sailing them ever since. benharrisboats.co.uk/
Shooting from timber to tide
We spent three days with Ben, staying with him in the idyllic handbuilt wooden cabin he lives in, in Constantine, Cornwall. When we arrived Wednesday, late afternoon, the plan was to make pumpkin soup and couldn’t believe our luck when we discovered the open fire cooking area in the garden. Within an hour after arriving we were already shooting some lovely material. The next day we covered the area around the house, the two workshops, the woods and recorded the voice-over. The real treat came on Friday morning when we took his self-built sailing yacht Alva out on Falmouth’s waters. First, we covered the beautiful yacht from a motor boat with skipper Matthew Dale and dog Ruben, before we stepped on board ourselves and got close to the action. What a great experience.