The Freedom Video (A Progression Film; 40 minutes)
Here’s the Pitch:There’s a whole lot of good surfers and amazing surf spots in this world, and we’re gonna give you a piece of them all.
Hollywood Connection:Forrest Gump: It’s surfing’s version of Forrest’s adventures going here, there and everywhere. Just lots of feel-good footage, many new faces and great sessions.
Best Actor: With so many surfers to choose from — it’s just too hard to pick. So it has to be Lower Trestles that wins this one. The ASP’s flawless September sessions at Lowers feature the premier SoCal pointbreak’s best performance on screen yet.
Supporting Cast: Slates, the Ironses, Archie, and Flea and more
Score: Blade 2 Soundtrack, Mad at Gravity, Slayer, Portishead
Thumbs Down: At several points throughout the video, the footage is intentionally grainy, foggy and jumpy. This effect, although used for aesthetic purposes, is more of an eyestrain than anything.
Thumbs Up: The fact that there is so many surfers featured in this 40 minute video, makes for an exciting, fast-paced surf flick. TFV successfully blends footage of the world’s best surfers with your local rippers and does it smoothly where other videos could become messy.
TransWorld SURF’s High Five is mental! After gathering one of the most diverse crews ever for a surf movie, the resulting footage blew minds—especially the bonus footage of Kelly, Andy, and Cory at a never before seen secret left). So without further adieu, here’s what you have in store when you see the movie
Andy has been under a lot of scrutiny since his return to the world tour this year. All we can say is when you watch his part in High Five, you’ll be reminded of why he is and always will be one of the world’s most radical surfers.
We can’t get enough of his shredding so we sent our camera-dogs after him. When you see some of the stuff he’s got, you’re gonna hope he’s already signed on for High 5 The Sequel. But let’s take it one step at a time here and see why his peers call him one of the best freesurfers on earth.
If we don’t say so ourselves, this is Eric’s first proper video part. He’s one of the first guys to have flips and Kerrupt’s on lock, and he bangs out more than his fair share of advanced and impossible-looking tricks. Call this Eric’s coming out part(y), even though he’s already been in the game for years.
The Youtube sensation is our dark horse. We basically let him film the whole winter in his own backyard and didn’t see any footage until it was all compiled. We were blown away by some of the slabs this knight tames, and you will be too when you see him from the inside and outside of some mean cold north Atlantic drainers.
Is Andrew aka "Droid” America’s next surf superstar? Yes, that’s why we’re giving him the opening section of High Five, and that’s why every surf magazine and filmer is on his nuts right now. In the past you’ve only gotten a taste of what this kid is capable of, now you’re gonna see the whole story of a kid transitioning from grom to full-blown man-shredder.
And since it’s summer, your video library wouldn’t be complete unless we gave you the TransWorld SURF Swimsuit DVD for free when you buy High 5. Travel to the Yucatan with the TransWorld SURF crew as they shoot their best selling swimsuit issue! That’s two vids for the price of one!
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