Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Portuguese Premiere

Hangs Upon Nothing will be premiering in Portugal on 30 October as part of SAL - Surf At Lisbon Film Festival! The screenings will take place at Cinema Sao Jorge in Sala 3, pictured below. Looks like a beautiful cinema. A big thanks to Luis and crew at SAL for making this happen! Screening times are:

30 Outubro, 19h30 - Sala 3

31 Outubro, 15h30 - Sala 3


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Little Sea Shop

Introducing the new Little Sea Shop:

Some of the above Little Sea Films - 9 waves screen prints are still available, as are a handful of prints of the Hangs Upon Nothing - Triangulation poster, and Triangulation t-shirts. More items coming soon. All designs by me, Jeremy Rumas. The screen print posters were hand pulled by my friend, Matt Ginsberg, in Chicago.

Thanks to Mrenc and his wife down in Forida for sharing the above photo of the awesome frame they chose for their Little Sea Films poster. Thanks for the support guys! Mrenc makes some really cool music, check it out here:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Asian Premiere at Balinale - 15 Oct - Bali

The Asian premiere of Hangs Upon Nothing is set to happen this Wednesday at Balinale International Film Festival! The screening will take place at Cinema XXI, Beachwalk Mall, at Kuta Beach, at 21:00. More information here:

Hongs Upon Kong, en route to Bali.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Gloucester, MA - Sat, Oct 4 - 7:30pm

Excited to announce that Hangs Upon Nothing will be showing at the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 4th, at 7:30pm, as part of Doctoberfest. This looks like a really cool independent art theater. I will be attending the screening and bringing some hand printed posters, shirts, and some art too. What the Sea Gives Me by Pierce Kavanaugh will be showing earlier at 5pm, and it looks like Pierce will be attending also. Really looking forward to this event. -Jeremy

Cape Ann Community Cinema
21 Main Street * Gloucester, MA 01930

Below are some of the screen prints I'll be bringing. Just picked up this stash of trial proofs that my silkscreen printer friend Matt Ginsberg had been hanging onto.

Friday, June 6, 2014

esta noche!

Hangs Upon Nothing is showing tonight in San Sebastian, Spain, at Surfilmfestibal 12:

This is the longest running surf film fest on planet earth! A big thanks to festival director Sancho Rodriguez for putting this event together. Sidenote: this will be the first screening of the final final edit of the film. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

film burn

Film burn frame from the opening title sequence of Hangs Upon Nothing. I really dig some of the designs that show up in these film burns at the beginning and end of each roll of film. Each frame is totally unique. Visual snowflakes.

This project is on Twitter now too:

& Facebook:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

film titles

Preparing to shoot the film title on 16mm film with my Bolex.  I've decided to make a 16mm print of the entire movie to tour with later this year.  So going to need to have the movie title on actual film.  I figure after going through all the work of shooting this movie on 16mm film, it's worth it to make a print and do an independent tour of the movie projecting it from 16mm film.  I've put together a new lineup of musicians to tour with the film, and we started rehearsals recently.  So far it is looking very promising.  Still need to cut the entire 16mm negative!  It is going to be one huge reel of film.  

Thursday, January 30, 2014

kona surf film festival

Hangs Upon Nothing is screening tonight on the Big Island of Hawaii during the opening reception of the Kona Surf Film Festival.  A big thanks to fest director Chad Campbell for making this happen. Looks like a really awesome fest he has going out on the Big Island:

The journey of making this film in a way started on the Big Island.  It's hard to really pick a spot where it formally started, but it was there that I really dedicated my energy into making this film.  I went out there to join Chuck Corbett as crew on his boat, the Tuaraoi(Tuaraoi means to share or trade in Kiribati).  He told me I'd better get out there quick, as he was leaving for Kiribati in two weeks.  I was to help out finishing getting the boat ready, he was fixing it up he said.  He was cool with me filming him as long as I pitched in as crew.  I was interested in just filming a bit of what his life as like.  I was mostly interested in getting down to Kiribati and filming him there, where he'd spent about 30 years.

I landed in Hilo and straight away was a bit in shock as to what I walked into.  Chuck showed up at the airport barefoot, covered in grease and dirt, this weathered pirate stare out of one eye, and a light footed wander to his walk.  He was friendly though.  The boat, a 60 foot steel cutter, was a project if I've ever seen one.

Two weeks turned into four months of hard work before we set sail.  We lived on the boat, and worked on the boat six days a week.  Sundays were for relaxing and surfing.  I tried to surf just about every day, riding a beat up rusty old cruiser bike to Honoli'i at days end, and riding back in the dark.  I remember riding back in the pouring rain at night many times.

During month four we dry docked the boat in Kona for two weeks.  That was hard work, dirty work, sanding the entire boat down.  You don't want to breathe that dust in.  Boat paint is nasty stuff.  I almost threw the towel in during this time, wondering what on earth I was doing.  I felt about a million miles from making a surf film at that point.  I was so close to quitting, I remember it clearly.  I had a talk one night with Chuck and crewmate Eddie, a surfer from Texas, about quitting on the boat project, and quitting on the notion of filming Chuck to include him in this film, and just going home to Indiana.

I was able to explore the Big Island quite a bit, and filmed whenever I could.  It is one of the most majestic places on earth.  Some shots of the Big Island are in the intro of the movie, including one of a humpback whale who just happened to breach right in front of my camera.  The coolest thing about that moment was there were little baby whale calves breaching too, they looked so happy, and looked like they were copying the older whales. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Hangs Upon Nothing is showing tonight in Munich, Germany, as part of Surffilmfestival Munich. This will be the German premiere. Show starts at 10pm. Heard that it looks like there is set to be a good turnout!

* update: Got word back from Munich that over 200 people attended the screening and that it was a big success.  Stoked!

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Received this photo of a newspaper clipping from Santander, Spain.  Thanks to Carlos Restegui of Cine Los Angeles for sending this back.

Next screening is this Wednesday, January 22nd, at 10pm in Munich, Germany.  Hangs Upon Nothing is showing as part of Surffilmfestival Munich, and this will be the German premiere: