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RITRATTI DI SURF

RITRATTI DI SURF

RITRATTI DI SURF was born as a web series and then became a 68 minutes movie about surfers, shapers, artists and other characters connected to the Italian surf culture.

“Can you surf in Italy?” It’s one of the questions that local Italian surfers are more often asked. Ritratti di Surf was born as a web series (still available on Vimeo/block10) and the became a movie.

The movie contains all the episodes such as:
-Alessandro Ponzanelli, 4 times Italian Longboarding Champion
-David Pecchi, underground hero of Tuscan surf
-Oliver Parker, longboard rising star and friend of Onde Nostre, who lived in Florence and often visits Italy
-Ricky Brotini, surfer and artist, born in Tuscany with California in his soul
-Amanda Chinchelli, Elisabetta Dal Bello and Natalia Resmini, three friends separated by life but united by their love of surfing
– Tales of trips and adventures of italian surfers in their constant search for waves from Sardinia to Africa to California to France

The videos have been shot between 2011 and 2013 by the authors of Onde Nostre, the first italian surf movie shot in 16mm film, which has been selected by numerous international film festivals.

Some episodes, were also selected by several film festivals around the world including SAL Surf At Lisbon Film Festival 2013, International Surf Film Festival Anglet 2103, Nord/Nordwest Surf Film Festival Berlin, San Diego Surf Film Festival 2013, Areatoa Surf Film festival New Zeland 2013, Canarias Surf Film festival 2013, Never Stop Surf Film Fest Salinas 2013, Byron Bay Surf Film Festival 2013 and others.

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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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