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Hundred Miles to the End

Run Time: 92 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR

New York Surf Film Festival presents a screening of Abyss, friction free finless – musical notes whilst surfing, and A Hundred Miles to the End

Abyss (2013) directed by Jay Grant, starring Creed McTaggart (10 minutes)
Take a dark and psychedelic voyage with Creed McTaggart as he messes with the hostile waters of Western Australia’s Indian ocean, set to one mind bending 10 minute track by Sleepy Sun. Abyss sends you back in time as it unveils and transforms a grip of differing shapes, sounds and personalities.

friction free finless – musical notes whilst surfing (2012) directed by Chris Duczynski, Starring: Derek Hynd, Ryan Burch, Taylor Miller and the Avalon crew (10 minutes)
All music performed by The Australian Chamber Orchestra in conjunction with Steve Pigram on vocals/guitar and Mark Atkins on didgeridoo.

Finless exponent Derek Hynd, Californian young gun Ryan Burch and Rusty Millers free-surfing daughter Taylor, take on a Western Australian desert reef on finless boards. They are accompanied by members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra led by artistic director Richard Tognetti and indigenous musicians Steve Pigram and Mark Atkins. Over two weeks they compose music, surf finless boards and shoot footage for a live performance project called The Reef, which would tour all around Australia. This is the story behind “The Reef”.

A Hundred Miles to the End (2013) directed by John Beattie, starring Balaram Stack, TJ Gumillea, Will Skudin, Leif Engstrom, Mikey DeTemple, Bruce Bailey, Josh Goetz and a host of others. (52 minutes)
Follow a lifelong Surfer as he re-visits the places he used to surf over his 48 years of surfing on Long Island. Starting at Long Beach in Western Long Island and heading East to Montauk “The End”.

Surfers are amazing creature, no matter what life throws their way, the are characteristically unfazed by setbacks and never give up.

Long Island native John Beattie was a lifelong surfer up until 2007 when he suffered a stroke. Beattie had to retire his surfboard. Instead, he picked up his camera and began to document his irrevocable love for surfing “As a way to remain connected to the sport I love so much I began to film others surfing,” Beattie said. “I decided that I wanted to give something back to the Long Island surfing community for all the good times and all the people I met and places I’ve been over the years.” From Long Beach to Montauk, Beattie set out on a journey to recount some of his favorite surf spots, hence the film’s title, A Hundred Miles to The End.