A wide and varied journey into the here and now of surfing, on this strange and beautiful watery planet.
The Present is the 3rd and newest film from Thomas Campbell, acclaimed surf movie director of The Seedling and Sprout. The Present is yet another look into the wide ranging possibilities of accessing the surfing experience, with a multicultural, diverse surf craft and wide range of surfers. Shot primarily in 16mm film on location in West Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, California, Sumatra, Java, and Peru. Featuring Dave Rastovich, Dane Reynolds, Joel Tudor, Chelsea Hedges, Kassia Meador, Harrison Roach, Dan Malloy, Devon Howard, C.J. Nelson, Ry Craike, Jacob Stuth, Sofia Mulanovich, Chris Del Moro, Michel Junod, Ian King, Danny Hess, Alex Knost, and Rob Machado among others. With music by; David Axelrod, Bonnie Prince Billy, Mice Parade, The Mattson 2, Cass McCombs, Plants and Animals, Vetiver, The Photographic, The Dava Kuli Band (featuring Shannon Sol R. Carroll and David Rastovich), Japanese Motors, Gabor Szabo, Ray Barbee & The Mattson 2, Jeff Parker, and Tommy Guerrero.