Stephanie Gilmore © Sonny Miller/Todd Cole
Sonny Miller filming with black-and-white reversal stock gives clip unique feel
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 October, 2012 : - - Slicing her way through the waves, Stephanie Gilmore stars in Trestles Forever, filmed on the Pacific Ocean by Todd Cole. The 24-year-old Gilmore rose to international prominence in 2007 when she seized the Women’s World Title for the first time, an award she has regained in four of the five years since. “I love working with people from outside the world of surfing,” says the New South Wales native.
“It’s so refreshing to see their take on what we do every day.” SoCal-based Cole turned to the famously ocean-adept cinematographer Sonny Miller to swim after Gilmore with a 16mm camera locked into some custom-made underwater gear and loaded with black-and-white reversal stock. “I wanted to create something emotionally true and elemental,” explains the filmmaker. “Light, water, and a strong, talented, beautiful woman, all dancing around.”
Overflowing with saltwater bubbles and chiaroscuro the film is set to “The Exact Color of Doubt”, a new track by LA band Liars from their latest album WIXIW. “I’ve had the pleasure of surfing with Devendra Banhart, Megapuss and Unknown Mortal Orchestra drummer Gregory Rogrove,” says singer Angus Andrew. “They’re real surfers—none of that poser Beach Boys crap!”
Source: Fresh & Clean Media
Author: Brittany Pearce
Tags: Sonny Miller, Stephanie Gilmore, Trestles