Tuesday, March 27, 2012

new trailer release! - 3/27/12 update

Here is the new 5 minute trailer for Hangs Upon Nothing. It features original music by Turbofire to Zenith. The song is called "Hangs Upon Nothing (main title)". An 8.5 minute version of this song is available on the new site....

Here's the new website:

A big thanks to Trevor Gerring from Unkempt Beard for getting the site done.

There's lots of new stuff on the site, including new Turbofire to Zenith music from the soundtrack, and there a 2 new film poster releases also, both hand printed limited editions. Check it out, if you dig the trailer, please share! thanks, -Jeremy

UPDATE 3/27/12

Check out these articles on the project:

Korduroy essay - "Taking a Leap": http://www.korduroy.tv/2012/taking-a-leap

Lastly, thanks to everyone who has checked out the new trailer. And thanks to everyone who has shared it. Thanks for supporting independent film and music. -Jeremy

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

heading out

Mikala Jones, Marti Paradisis, and Kristov Wau(in the foreground) head out. Jem Cresswell is contributing photos to this project, and he shot this one. This wave looks pretty, but it was scary even from the boat, as some sets swing very wide. One wide one sucked up right in front of us while Daniel and I were on board and we barely scratched over it. I thought for sure we were going to get flipped.

Nias local Kristov is an awesome guy, always smiling, and he absolutely charges. He has a habit of sitting deeper than anyone else, and this session he got into the biggest wave he said he'd ever surfed up to this point. If you're headed out that way, you can contact him on fb, him and his family rent out a simple place to stay and they'll take good care of you: http://www.facebook.com/pages/nias-kristov-surf-camp/222323464481308?sk=wall

Sunday, March 18, 2012

speed of light

adventures of the tuk tuk

One night while flying around the city on a three wheeled tuk tuk, taking corners quite fast, I wonder out loud "How often do these things flip over?"

"All the time!"

Saturday, March 17, 2012

duncan and the bolex

Duncan is the first person who befriended me in Indonesia five years ago. He became a part of this film project, and pretty much all of the Indonesian surfers in this film I met as a result of meeting Duncan. I remember Duncan asked me to shoot the photo on the left, he really liked my camera. Notice the plastic wrap/rubber band lens caps I used at the time. It works!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Blacky, local surfer from Padma, Bali. One of the Padma Boys. Jason Lukas shot this one a few years ago. That's his friend Demian Amar in the background. Blacky can be a wild one, there's barely a dull moment around this kid. Here he is a bit more contemplative.

Blacky has a knack for finding the barrel too.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Darmayasa Bleronk, from Padma, Bali. This was after a session up the coast that was pretty big. Bleronk and his brother Tonyo were charging, it was awesome to watch. It was also the first time I'd seen them in pretty sizable surf.

Bleronk looks at the camera, goofing off, and referring to the surf he goes, "too small!!!!" Cracked me up.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

bolex in bangkok

I was in Bangkok during the celebration of the King's 60th year on the throne. The city was lit up even more than usual, and everyone was wearing yellow. This was early on while traveling and filming on this project. This was actually the first batch of film I shot with my Bolex, which I bought off Ebay. So I wasn't sure if it even worked properly at this point.

I watched some of the ceremonies of the celebration on television, and I absolutely tripped out when I saw the King had a team of guys shooting the occasion with wind-up 16mm Bolex cameras! Royal Bolex shooters decked out in ceremonial dress. Could not believe it. Almost the exact same model as my camera.

I found one film lab in Bangkok that processed 16mm film, it's at Kantana, which is like the Warner Brothers of Thailand. I showed up there with my girlfriend, and she goes, "Whoa! That's P'_____(don't remember the name, a Thai moviestar)!!!" There was a huge netted golf driving range next to the Kantana building, all part of the complex. I took my 4 little 16mm film cans to the lab, and the lab workers looked a bit puzzled by this. They usually only deal with feature films and commercials I think. We had to then go to the accounting office, a room full of young ladies clad in yellow, where they also seemed really puzzled about my small 4 can 16mm order.

They were all cool to us though. Got my footage back, and at their post house they even let me take a look at it on one of their transfer machines for free to make sure my camera was working properly.

One more thing, I've got a new trailer ready for release. It's 5 minutes long with original music. I think it'll be out next week.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

the book of te nao

This is the cover to a sketchbook that I call the Book of Te Nao. Te Nao translates to the wave, or god of the waves amongst some islands of the equatorial Pacific. I made this sketchbook a few years ago cutting down paper to size, and binding it with string. I traveled with this some while first starting out on this film project, and sketched some of my surfing experiences in it, as well as waves from my imagination.