Release Year: 2004
Running Time: 1 Hour +
Producer: Woodshed Films
Region: Region 1 (US/Canada)
"Shelter", carries the spirit of Thicker Than Water and September Sessions, however it has a texture and vision all it's own. Surfers featured include the likes of Machado and Dorian but the film also hosts the surfing and thoughts from people such as Joel Tudor, Nat Young, Mick Fanning, Malia Jones, and many more. There is even an unconfirmed sighting of Ben Harper in an early cut of the film. The all original score for the project is being headed by Joachim Cooder (from the Grammy winning documentary the "Buena Vista Social Club") and is turning out to be an eclectic piece of art on it's own. We can only imagine the various artists he has in store for the ever-changing mood of the film. As far as surfing goes, there are over thirty hours of footage that according to Brad Gerlach is "the best surfing I've ever seen". It's been cut down to an hour by directors Taylor Steele and Chris Malloy with a hand from Emmett Malloy and Jack Johnson.
Words from the directors:
"The whole thing feels like more of a movement than a surf film. We spent two months in the old farmhouse just living and surfing and making music. People like Nat Young, George Greenough, Jim Banks and Ben Harper all passed through to share with our crew. To succeed with this film all we really hope to do is capture the feeling of what went on down there and to do justice to what everyone contributed."
SOUNDTRACK CD IS INCLUDED
Joachim Cooder, Sunny Levine, Mason Jennings, The Shins, Karl Denson, AIR, White Buffalo, Eugene Blackwell and The New Breed, The Meters, Mike Doughty, Honeyboy Edwards, Morgan Alstot, Bobby Watley, Jon Swift, Ferni Apodaca, Todd Hannigan, Chad Faran, Chris McGreal and Rob Machado
Rob Machado, Taylor Knox, Joel Tudor, Mick Fanning, Dean Morrison, Jack Johnson, The Malloys, Kelly Slater, Conan Hayes, Nathan Webster, Nat Young, Hans Hagen, Joe Curren, Mike Todd, Pascal Stansfeild, Brad Gerlach, Ben Bourgeois, Donavon F, Ross Williams, Brit Caillouette, Shane Dorian, Malia Jones, Jon Swift.
A Masterpiece Surf Video