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MANUFACTURING STOKE - Official Trailer
Directed by Pierce Michael Kavanagh
Written by Geoffrey Smart
Produced by Misfit Pictures:
(Pierce Micheal Kavanagh, Petra Kavanagh, Geoffrey Smart, Maximillian Schmige)
WORLD PREMIERE: Bird's Surf Shed
1091 W. Morena Blvd · San Diego, CA
Saturday, May 21st at 7pm
No other sport is so intrinsically linked to nature. Some call it a spiritual experience, most call it indescribable. And yet, in becoming the multi-billion dollar industry it is today, a great paradox has risen. Surfers are indeed directly connected to the earth’s pulse and yet a majority of the materials used are environmentally toxic. The story begins in the 1960’s, the golden era of surfing, a time of innocence and discovery. Surf culture erupted onto the collective consciousness and became the epitome of cool. Fast forward to December 5th, 2005 and the closing of Clark Foam for environmental reasons, the largest surf blanks manufacturer in the world. Not only was the event a wake-up call for many to shift from petroleum-base products to more eco-friendly materials, it also reframed the foundation of a stagnant culture.
Enter surfing’s renaissance, an era where the new generation is completely changing what it means to be a surfer. And amid timid efforts from the industry’s biggies, a plethora of grassroots up-and-comers is redefining what a surfer is supposed to ride. From wooden surfboards, handplanes and alaias to recycled blanks and organic clothing, wave riding is taking on a new soul.Manufacturing Stoke is an introspective look into the surfing culture’s struggle to be beneficial unto itself, a tapestry of both influential and eclectic members of the surfing community that are constantly striving for positive change.
Click below to read interview by Justin Cote :
"When I first looked closely into the industry, I was really inspired by certain individuals who are striving to make the future of surfing more sustainable. Getting to meet people that are reconstructing what the surf industry means to them was really refreshing. Those are the real stories that I wanted to highlight in this documentary."
- PMK, Pierce Michael Kavanagh
FEATURING: Anthony Circosta- LocalClothes, Bird Huffman- Bird's Surf Shed, Carl Ekstrom- Hydrodynamica, Chad Jackson - Local Cloths, Clay Peterson - Marko Foam, Damian X Fulton- Aritst/Surfer, Dan Beauchene - Local Clothes, Danny Hess- Hess Surfboards, Dennis Murphy- Murphy Sufboards, Dennis Kavanagh- Womper, Derek Sabori- Volcom, Ed Lewis- Enjoy Handplanes, Gary Seagraves- Seagraves Surfboards, Glenn Hening-Groundswell Society, Jeff Wilson- Quicksilver, Jim Moriarty- Surfrider Foundation, Joey Santley- Greenfoam, John Baker Dahl- Wax Research, Jon Wegener- Wegener Surfboards, Kipp Denslow- Enjoy Handplanes, Lucas Dirkse- Surfer, Mark Stavron- O'Fish'L, Matt Biolos- Lost Enterprises, Matt Mattoon- Matunas Wax, Mikko Flemming- Surfer, Ned McMahon- Malama Composites, Niko Traubman- Surfer, Richard Kenvin- Hydrodynamica, Rob B. Woods- Surfer, Roian Atawood- Sole Technologies, Sean Smith- Sima, Tiare Thompson- Surfer, Tyler Callaway- FCS