Body Glove wins TransWorld Surf film contest
Imaginarium contest awards Body Glove's 'The Disappearance' top honors
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 5 September, 2012 : - - TransWorld SURF’s third annual Imaginarium—a contest to progress surf photography—raised the bar this year, with entries from teams from Sanuk, VonZipper, and Body Glove. In the most competitive and creative year yet, Body Glove’s video and photo submission, The Disappearance, was awarded top honors, voted on by the TransWorld SURF edit staff, along with judges from TransWorld's SKATEboarding and SNOWboarding titles.
Set in the jungles of Indonesia, the submission was a mix of The Creature From The Black Lagoon meets The Blair Witch Project. In the midst of firing surf, team members Jamie O’Brien, Alex Gray, Cheyne Magnusson, and Anthony Walsh suddenly realize they’re not alone. As the tension escalates, team members begin disappearing, and their dream trip turns into a blood-splattered nightmare.
“Judging for this year's Imaginarium was tough,” says TransWorld SURF Editor In Chief Chris Coté. “All three teams had completely different styles and vibes. In the end, Body Glove's submission took the win using a combination of unique angles, a solid team, and a creepy beast from the deep. Thanks to all three teams for their hard work and creative submissions, everyone produced some very cool stuff this year.”
Along with the win, Body Glove team rider Jamie O’Brien also nabbed the cover of the November issue. “When we saw the cover we were all blown away,” says Body Glove’s Greg Browning. “It's one of the coolest moments ever.” “We were so stoked to be in Imaginarium this year,” says Browning, “the other two brands really stepped up the game with some cool, fun ideas, and it made it such a great thing to be a part of.”
The Disappearance follows a group of four professional surfers and six filmmakers on what should have been the ultimate surf trip to the jungles of Indonesia but quickly became an excursion into heart-stopping terror. As the group discovers a perfect, secret wave, strange images begin to appear on film. Are they sharks, alligators, or something else? Fear sets in. Accusations fly. By night, unseen evil stirs beyond their campfire’s light. By day, large animal prints are discovered nearby. Members of the crew begin to disappear one by one. As the end of their journey approaches, they realize that what they are filming is not an epic trip but their own descent into unimaginable horror.
This is the footage found on the multiple hard drives and cameras recovered at the destroyed campsite. The disappearance of the eight adventurers is still under investigation. Two survivors have been questioned repeatedly and continue to tell investigators strange stories of a sea creature. Search and rescue has finally reached the remote jungle campsite, but contact has been lost as of this press release. All attempts to establish contact with the search party have gone unsuccessful.
Source: Body Glove
Author: MIke Vavak / Kenna Meistrell
Tags: Body Glove, Pr1me Wetsuit, Transworld Surf, Imaginarium