OK, Derek Dunfee is a reasonably well-known big-wave rider and all-round surf prodigy from La Jolla, San Diego. He is a fully fledged and historically aware modern Windansea surfer.
None of this explains exactly what’s going on with this dark, silent movie he just made, or why one of the happy Pump House Gang wants to interact with us all with such leaden joylessness. It’s entirely possible we’re missing the magic, or maybe we’re just having too much fun and it doesn’t kinda … work for some of us.
Anyway, whatever it is, it’s extremely well made, thoughtful and somehow … interesting. And the surf footage is strictly fabulous, however buried it is under that sordid SoCal thuggery.
Happy New Year to you. Enjoy!!!
Written by Derek Dunfee and Sketchy Tank
Directed by Derek Dunfee
Assistant Director Erik Derman
Camera + Edit by Erik Derman
Additional footage by Derek Dunfee and Brian Conley
Art Direction by Sketchy Tank
Starring: Rachel Barnes
Gil Scott Heron