August 24, 2017
You can find the video here: vimeo.com/ondemand/thechurchoftheopensky
‘I’ve been making surf films independently now for over fifteen years now (but it’s never been my day job, I’m also a primary school teacher) and the landscape has definitely changed in that time. It’s an interesting and challenging time to be a surf filmmaker, in this brave new world of two minute web clips and digital distribution.’
‘For this film I have decided to avoid distributors altogether and to just have a go at it on my own. Vimeo-On-Demand is a great platform for indie filmmakers like me because it enables you to side-step the distribution middle-man who usually takes a cut of over half a film’s profit. But at the same time it’s a bit of an experiment for me to go out on my own with distribution. It’s a risk because I’ve poured so much of myself into this film, my time, my money, my energy and my heart. But because I’m a self-funded independent filmmaker, I want to have a shot at being independent in how I share the film with the world.’
Thanks for supporting indie surf filmmaking.
Warmest aloha, Nathan.
October 02, 2023
Name, hometown, and surfboard brand.
Josh Peterson, hometown Virginia Beach (born) Haleiwa (currently living), and my brand is Peterson Surfcraft.
When and where did you start surfing? Describe your first surfboard.
I started surfing when I was about 15 in Virginia Beach, and my first board was an old funboard from WRV that was about 7’6” and had glass on thrusters and an insane airbrush.
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