What defines the greatness of Men? Is it just the results you get? Or the commitment to pursuit your dreams? Why some people are afraid of the ocean while others can't live without dropping 40 feet waves?
This short documentary follows the story of João de Macedo, an underdog big wave surfer who tries to run the world tour without a major sponsor. Filmed over the last 6 months in some of the most iconic big wave surf spots around the world.
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Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
Silicon Beach Film Festival, Miami - Best Cinematography
“This is Tomas” will, hopefully, show you in a funny, yet real perspective, the genuine Tomás Valente, another excellent surfer from Portugal. Tomás, aka “Denti”, is not the kind of person that will act one way with you and some other way with other people or in the raving social media. So, no matter where his career was as a professional surfer was, he was always true to himself. And if you get to know him one day, you’ll find that all this means… weird pelvic movements. Awkward right? So, watch “This is Tomás”, produced by White Flag Productions, so you know what we mean by this and in the end you will not need to know Tomás in person to see how he truly is around people.
Thanks for everyone that helped shooting, editing, doing the voice and the soundtrack. A surf movie done by surfers to real surfers.
Living and surfing in Portugal comes with many benefits. Luca Guichard, who grew up in the Algarve, is well known for his style and passion in surfing. Together with some local friends on a field trip, this video is about scoring in some great surf spots in the South of Portugal, the "little dark corners" and some decent sized barrels in Coxos, the "fancy hats".
Film & Edit - Tiago Segurado
Additional Footage - Vasco Valadas
Water Footage - João Cabrita Silva
Drone Footage - Eivind Nervik Lea