We wanted to share with you a memorable a section from the feature length film ‘Thank you Mother’ by Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell. Recently nominated for surf film of the year, 'Thank You Mother' is a cinematic journey of surfing, simplicity and appreciation. It is a film that isn't afraid to be beautiful, stylish and sincere.
Narrated by award winning Australian film maker and life-long simplist Albert Falzon, who made the seminal 1970s surf film 'Morning of the Earth'. 'Thank You Mother' began as a story about the act of creating a surfboard and the art of riding one. Exploring the connection between surfer Torren Martyn and his friend, mentor and surfboard shaper Simon Jones of Morning of the Earth Surfboards. This naturally led to the doorstep of another friend and mentor, Albert Falzon and the film became more about the connections, creativity and friendships developed while surfing, being content and living simply.
Shot on location in South Africa, Indonesia and Australia, Ishka Folkwell's original and artful approach to film making captures something of the essence of these places, bringing them to life on screen. Nick Bampton’s original musical score was composed for the film, echoing the mood and rhythm Torren Martyn’s surfing as he glides with style and power, carving beautiful lines into the clean walls. Perhaps the most powerful element of this creative collaboration between surfers, shapers, filmmakers and musicians is the truth and beauty of Albert Falzons’ reflections on life. With humility and charisma he offers viewers the keys to a life of contentment.
If you would like to view the full film it is available here (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thankyoumo...) with all proceeds going directly to the film makers.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this take from the feature film which captures Torren in a timeless moment of bliss during a long afternoon in a remote corner of the world.
Original Sound Track by Nick Bampton