'A Rising Tide' is a short documentary surf film, created by Indian surfer/filmmaker trio Tushar Pathiyan, Ishita Malaviya and Krish Makhija in association with Quiksilver India.
In a country with a population of 1.2 billion and just over a hundred surfers, the film sets out to explore the journey of some of India’s pioneer surfers, their humble surf beginnings and their deep connection with the ocean.
Through interviews with local watermen we celebrate the joy of riding waves and the aloha spirit of the Indian surf tribe. As the numbers of surfers in the country keep growing each day, we hope that these stories may never be lost and shall help create a deeper sense of surf community in India.
The first documentary surf film to come out of India, ‘A Rising Tide’ features pioneer surfers Mukesh Panjanathan, Jack ‘Swami’ Hebner, Velu Murugan, Satyaraj Das, Tushar Pathiyan, Ishita Malaviya, Kishore Kumar, Kiran Kumar, Spandan Banerjee, Rahul Malaney, Shamanth Kumar, Murthy Megavan, Melville Anthony Smythe, Kalyan Raithi, Hari Varma, D. Anudeep and Nissam Yoshikawa.
Thanks to Varoon Nair, The Mavyns, The Supersonics and Dhruv Visvanath for composing original music for the film.
Thanks to Quiksilver India for their support of this film.
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International Emmy Award winning and BAFTA nominated collection of eight short documentary portraits, featuring children from across the UK with a range of differences, disabilities and medical conditions. The child-led films have been praised for their craft and non-patronising approach in which the children tell us "what it’s like to be me”.
Awards & Accolades
International Emmy Award Winner, Best Children's Factual Programme
BAFTA Nominee, Best Primary Learning Programme
RTS NW Nominee, Best Children’s Programme,
Kidscreen Award Nominee, Best One Off, Special or Movie
Broadcast Digital Award Nominee, Best Children's Content
Learning On Screen Award Nomination
Finalist in the Japan Prize
Equipment Details for camera bods:
Cameras: 5d mkii and 7d
Lenses: 24-70mm L-series, 70-200mm L-series, 50mm f1.2 -series, 85mm L-series and 24mm L-series.
Monopod and occasional tripod and Zacuto Z-finder.
The Common Room Animation Project is a collaboration between 13 animators, based on Talia Randall's spoken-word poem 'Common Room'. Each of the animators chose a segment of the poem that inspired them the most, and brought their own unique style, technique and interpretation to the poem.
Directed/Edited - Ben Stoddard & David Ehrenreich
Director of Photography - David Ehrenreich
Music - Brennan Lloyd
Sound Design - Nate Evans
Salvation Mountain is known around the world as a burst of color in the desert outside Niland, California, on the Mexican border. A one-man monument built over three decades piece by piece; it is a gradual accruement of hope, love and joy in physical form.
Less is known about the man who built it, Leonard Knight, mostly because that's the way he liked it. An unassuming man, he preferred to let his mountain speak for itself. It did just that, in bright, bold colors and optimistic messages.
After visiting the mountain multiple times, filmmakers Ben Stoddard and Dave Ehrenreich spent an intimate extended stay with Leonard at Salvation Mountain. Rather than add to the already vast lexicon on the mountain as an object, they chose to focus their attention on the man who built it. Through interviews with Leonard and his inner circle of friends that cared for him in his fading years, they hoped to learn about and showcase the enigmatic artist himself.
To learn more about the preservation of Salvation Mountain please visit - salvationmountain.org