The Endless Winter: A Very British Surf Movie
New video featuring the music UNTIL THE DAWN by Aqualise feat. Tony Remy: Here's a little video from Day One of The Endless Winter shoot, filmed by our talended ocean filmmaker friend Anthony Butler (Mr B Productions). Arrived on a test day to some fun onshore waves, just testing out the housing and getting wet.
In just half a century the British surf scene has evolved from ‘a cult’ to a thriving industry that boasts world-class waves, champion surfers and a 300,000 strong surfing community. They have teamed up with two of Britain’s top pro-surfers to go on a mission to discover how, against a backdrop of vibrant youth culture, civil unrest and unprecedented social change this iconic surf scene was born.
Mark ‘Egor’ Harris and Mitch Corbett will travel the length of the country stopping and surfing at significant breaks along the way. On their journey they‘ll meet key characters from the history of British surfing as well as current crews that epitomise each region’s unique surfing culture.
Stories will be told through interviews, archives and animation and our surfers will be filmed throughout their travels; capturing original footage of them and the locals that they’ll be meeting along the way.
The Endless Winter is about characters, heritage and uncompromising passion. It’s a film that will show that our much maligned weather conditions create some of the best and most unique surf in the world. Our film is about a very British lifestyle, a lifestyle of dedication, exploration and occasional hedonism!
THE SURFERS & CREW: Mitch Corbett, Mark 'Egor' Harris.
The Directors: Matt Crocker and James Dean.
Surf Videographer: Anthony Butler/Mr B.
Director of Photography: Alex Richardson.
Sound: Joe Bone.
Board Shaper: Luke Hart.
More about Anthony Butler/Mr B Productions: Website
Mr B Productions is a production company based in South East Cornwall. Anthony Butler of Mr B Productions is also available to hire as a freelance cameraman. Mr B Productions has vast experience in shooting 'in / underwater' footage.
The weather’s fitting for the first day of ‘The Endless Winter’; dark and damp. It looks like a nightmare to paddle out to the breaking waves, but Mitch and Egor seem keen, so get suited up (wetsuited that is). There’s quite a few local surfers in the car park and they’re all saying it’s going to be pointless trying to film in the water and that I probably won’t even get out back. But as it’s a test day I decide to get the water housing on and try to paddle out there, even if only to dust off the cobwebs and just get wet.
After a long walk across the beach and very long swim outback, I finally make it into position with Egor and Mitch. Yurgen (Richie Mullins) is also out there. I get pounded by wave after wave, and even pinned to the seabed when one heavy inside wave lands directly on top of me – but we manage to get a couple good ‘hook ups’ and as well as plenty of underwater carnage footage! Egor takes off on a wave directly in front of me, luckily I have faith in his surfing ability to make the drop and to not run me over and take my head off, and so we get a nice unique angled shot. As the sun begins to set, the clouds part enough to allow some very welcome light into my lens, resulting in some pretty, but still foreboding finishing footage.
Re for the following day. All in all a successful first day, with a bonus of bagging some nice water clips in the process.
More info: The test shoot!