The Inertia Launches Documentary Film Series
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 October, 2012 : - - The Inertia is proud to announce the launch of its new documentary film series, an initiative that aims to tell the best stories in surfing. Period. The first, 24-minute episode provides an intimate portrait of the mentality, risks, and lifestyle associated with pursuing monstrous waves around the planet through the eyes of the world’s most decorated big wave surfer, Greg Long. The film’s title, Sine Qua Non, is a Latin phrase, which, roughly translated, means, “Without which, [there is] nothing.”
“Anyone with a pulse and a beating heart should find the stories in this series compelling,” said Zach Weisberg, founder, The Inertia. “And I believe there are plenty of them to go around in the world of surfing. We’re especially thrilled to begin with Greg Long - he’s an exceptionally thoughtful and articulate guy, a great ambassador for the larger surfing community and he paints a vivid picture of what it means to dedicate one’s life to pushing the limits of what’s humanly possible through the pursuit of big waves.”
“Sine Qua Non: The Psychology of Big Wave Surfing with Greg Long” is directed by Richard Yelland of Curtis Birch Inc., who most recently directed and produced Nike’s 12 Miles North, the story of the first African American surfer. Yelland also produced “Floating: The Nathan Gocke Story,” which earned him Best Short Documentary at 2011 Cannes Film Festival's American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase.
“What's compelling about Greg Long's story is that it goes beyond surfing,” said Yelland, director and producer, “Sine Qua Non.” “It's about realizing your extreme passion and pursuing it without question. If you know what you can't live without, then you will chase your dreams without compromise. In that regard, you cannot fail – no matter the consequences.”
Log on to theinertia.com today to download the film for free and view it in its entirety.
Source: The Inertia
Author: Crystal Yang
Tags: The Inertia, Documentary Films, Surf Culture