Experimental Black & White Film on Super 8 and 16mm
Featuring – Rob Kulisek – Derek Hynd – Scotty Stopnik – Mikey DeTemple – Kassia Meador – Marshal Bros- Erin Ashley – Billy Death – JJ Wessels – Kyle Lightner – Corey – John Anguilo – Kenzo
Film in New York – California – Mexico
Trailer Music by Raw Thrills – Break On Through daughterthemovie.com
Coming Up Summer 2013
Written and Directed by QPeeps buddy R.McLaughlin.
“After budget cuts and personal demons forced him off the streets of San Pedro, Detective Nick Terry’s beat became the classroom, where he patrols the minds of the people in his beloved hometown. A less intense schedule allows Nick to enjoy all the things he loves: watching the surf with his piñata-shredding dog Peakins, getting stoned, mustering up the courage to ask out a beautiful local, getting stoned and hanging out at the Chowder barge with Spice, his Jamaican friend. And getting stoned. But when a mysterious woman washes up on the shore at Sunken City, Nick is called back to the beat where his calm, cool life becomes even more dazed and confused.”
‘El Mar, Mi Alma’ is a 16mm cultural surf film experience through Chile. With a long and diverse coastline Chile is a country not only shaped by its geography; the sea occupies a mystical and poetic, conscious and unconcious place within the cultural fabric of the nation. The film is a visual tone poem, a blend of images and music consisting of cinematic surfing sequences intercut with coastal landscapes, insightful commentary and poetry, and the movements of the cast on a surfing journey. From the backdrop of an environmental campaign, with environmental themes and political undercurrent, the film paints a picture of Chile’s beauty and association with the sea, centred around the affectionate and intimate act of surfing.
“Steven Kotler has argued (in his book “West of Jesus: Science, Surfing, and the Origins of Belief”) that there is a neurochemistry of surfing that tends to produce a heightened receptivity to feelings of transcendence. Perhaps there is no activity that is not potentially philosophical, but it has always seemed to me that the collision of (as Sartre would say) the in-itself (the wave) and the for-itself (the surfer), with all its possible outcomes of pleasure and pain (the wipe-out and the hold-down), and especially the tube-ride, with its narrative of being buried and then (ideally) re-born, naturally gives rise to a contemplative state.” – Andy Martin
1999, 3 minutes
“This is my first movie. It’s a self-help film about individuality and what individuals pick and choose from society and culture to make our uniqueness. Although there is some tongue in cheek humor energy in the film, it is none the less about issues that I think are very serious and more than humorous.” – Chris Johanson