A few weeks ago, our friends Heather Kessinger and Good human Jaimal Yogis dropped by the Church of Surf to show us the new trailer to their film “The Most Fearless”. Their documentary takes place in the impoverished country of Bangladesh, and stars 16 year old Nasima who in order to escape a life a poverty, turns to surfing. Her goal is to become the best surfer ever in a conservative country where women don't even swim in public. Nasima, and all the other girls in the film were so inspiring and amazing to watch in these few clips. We appreciated and valued everything Jaimal and Heather were showing us, so they left with a box of multiple pairs of shoes for the girls to wear. Heather then sent us some photos and reported back that the girls were skating and running in our shoes! View the trailer here: The Most Fearless (short trailer) from Heather Kessinger on Vimeo.
Ombak Bali teamed up with La Plancha a bar and restaurant in Seminyak, for the fifth year in a row. Together they hosted South East Asia's only International Surf Film Festival. Their collaboration is a perfect fusion of surfers paradise and outdoor cinema, and taking it to another level. Colourful bean bags scattered all along the sand, a big screen hooked up to a sound system just in front of the water, and food and bar service from La Plancha, all made it the perfect Bali weekend hangout. While aiming to promote environmental and social issues through raising awareness, Ombak Bali is mainly a platform for national and international surf film and documentary makers. Giving them the opportunity to showcase and expose their work to like minded people, Ombak are keen on those artists who are exploring surfing beyond the barrels and the waves. The festival featured films like "The Old, The Young and The Sea" and "Out in the Lineup" and were showcased over a full three day period of two films per day. The festival is an ever-growing event with the likes of Ripcurl, Bilabong and Surftime as their partners, among others. They are already taking applications for 2015, so any surf film or documentary makers out there you might want to jump on board!