Immersion started life as WHAT IS SURFING, a 13 part documentary series directed by Tim Bonython. It was to be constructed out of the vast amount of stock footage that Tim had collated over a number of years. Originally intended to cover surfing’s history, the present day form of surfing and the future direction of the sport, Tim soon realized that there were far too many different elements of surfing to focus on just one. And so, 7 years, 16TB of footage and over 150 interviews later, what started as an audacious documentary series morphed into a celebration of the complete sport of surfing and became a feature length film: Immersion the Movie.
IMMERSION the MOVIE (WINNER of BEST FEATURE & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at 2013 New York Surf Film Festival, WINNER of AUDIENCE AWARD at 2013 International Surf Film Festival Anglet, WINNER of BEACON AWARD & AUDIENCE AWARD at 2012 Maui Film Festival, NOMINATED for the Australian Surfing Awards HALL OF FAME) is a feature length surf film directed by Tim Bonython. Filmed over a period of 7 years, it showcases surfing in all it’s different forms, across some of the world’s best and most beautiful surfing hotspots.
IMMERSION the movie looks at every aspect of surfing; from its early history, through the evolution of surfboards, the science of surfing, the growth of the sport and development of competition, how surfing is portrayed in the media, to the business of surfing through interviews with its athletes, cameramen and film editors.
IMMERSION features some of surfing’s greatest talents and personalities, and takes you to some of the world’s most isolated, notorious and picturesque surfing locations. It’s not all big waves and boards! The film covers all aspects of the sport – from body surfing and body boarding, surf ski, long boarding and even the new stand up paddle boarding.
IMMERSION is an intense sight and sound experience, a “must see” for surfing enthusiasts of all tastes, generations and walks of life!
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