Natural Goods: Celebrating Ocean, Wood and Nature

"Natural Goods": A film by Marco Mucig

“Natural Goods”: A film by Marco Mucig

“When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.” ~ Jean de la Bruyere

This short documentary is part of the series Ritratti di surf that Onde Nostre has produced to show the reality of surfers, shapers, artists and other personalities related to Italian surf culture. It tells the story of Luca Bressan, designer born by the Dolomites, with the dream of riding the Ocean waves. It’s a ‘cultural clash’ between forest and saltiness. Wood, in fact, has always been part of his cultural heritage, his horizon has always been obscured by trees and mountains, the scent of the forest is part of its natural imprinting: this is how the salt has met the balsa.

Luca’s idea of building surfboards, living in the mountains, it might sound crazy, mostly because he has seen waves more times in pictures than in reality. But when Luca found out that madness was possible, the world became a different place.

Solo Surfboards is the project that came out of it: wooden surfboards, the design that supports nature. It’s a new surfboard project, between design and art craft.

Luca was able to give shape to his passion customizing bikes, then building snowboards. The transition to surf shaping was natural for him. His background as a product designer is what makes his boards unique. In all fields innovators are those who can see things in a different point of view, trying to do things that no one has ever done before.

Directed by: Marco Mucig
DOP: Marcello Dapporto
Action shots: Mauro Ladu
Edit: Marco Mucig, Omer Sacic
Audio: Lorenzo Dal Ri
Color grading: Michele Ricossa
With: Luca Bressan
Surfer: Alessandro Demartini
Motion: Racoon Studio

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Growing up in New Jersey, Shawn discovered and quickly immersed himself in the sub-culture of surfing and skateboarding in the mid 80’s. With a diverse and eclectic background, Shawn has walked the path of a competitive surfer, Hare Krsna monk, action sports industry player in NYC, DIY theology and religions major, and a touring punk rock musician. Now a father and self-proclaimed seeker of the “soul” of surfing, Shawn enjoys sessions with friends at uncrowded peaks along his home state’s shoreline and writing about his surf related experiences.

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