Let’s Be Frank – Red Bull TV

► Who is

Let’s Be Frank is a visceral journey through the unseen and unknown world of big wave surf adventurer Frank James Solomon, an intercontinental clandestine investigation blurring the lines between myth, legend and reality – leading to the question… Just who is Frank?

Let’s Be Frank – The Double Life of Frank Solomon premiered on September 19th on Red Bull TV. Keep up to date and find out #WhoIsFrank by checking out:
Film Website: http://www.letsbefrankfilm.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letsbefrankfilm
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsbefrank…
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LetsBeFrankFilm

The Let’s Be Frank Original Soundtrack EP is available to pre-order on iTunes https://win.gs/LetsBeFrankOST or Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Harper-J… now!

Meet the Photographers! Lachlan Callender

Lachlan is a 15 year old Photographer and filmmaker from the South Coast of Australia. He lives in a small town named Bodalla and escapes from the countryside most weekends to the beautiful coastlines of the South Coast.

Whilst Lachlan may only be 15 years old, he certainly does manage to get up to some cool stuff, so will be blogging to keep us up to date on his travels, whether that is shooting a surf trip on an ordinary weekend or working on big projects.

Lachlan originally got into photography and filming for a hobby but since his involvement with Great Venture Surf Co has realised that this is the path he would like to take in life. He is now focusing on expanding his work and hopefully one day making a living out of it. Its a tough gig but he is going to give it a go!


The Meaning of Life: Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen lets us into his life and thought process in a touching and inspiring short film, if this doesn’t strike a chord and invigorate your sense of adventure then nothing else will.

Press play and drift away for 5 mins ….. trust me you will not regret it.

Stay stoked


View From A Blue Moon -First 4K Surf Film!

We thought you guys might want to check out this surf gorgeous film and even if you don’t want to buy the full film, the trailer is definitely worth a watch.

View From A Blue Moon 4K from The Orchard on Vimeo.

See the sport of surfing as it’s never been captured before in John Florence and Blake Vincent Kueny’s second signature release, this time in association with the award-winning film studio Brain Farm. The first surf film shot in 4K, View From a Blue Moon follows the world’s most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe. From the dreamy blue perfection of the South Pacific to the darkest uncharted waters of Africa (and everywhere in between), Florence faces a broad spectrum of emotions as he continues to seal his legacy as one of the most gifted surfers ever. And while the young Hawaiian is pulled in increasingly different directions, there is no form of pressure that will keep him from his ultimate goal — to redefine what is possible in the ocean.

Brazil the Video Edit – By Elliott Gonzo

Here is a short but very sweet edit from Elliott’s trip to Brazil. His imagery and totally natural perspective has captured the country in all of it’s magical glory and has officially given us some itchy feet to go and visit!

The directors write up:

‘The Brazil Time’ is a film project shot in Brazil, experimenting with a technique I like to call Free-Filming related to the writing technique Free-Writing. Free-Filming is technique in which a person films continuously for a set period of time without regard to context and preconception of the end product, just natural organic unrehearsed filming of reality. Through this you overcome blocks of apathy and self-criticism towards you work, this produces raw, often unusable material, which I had to cut down then used to capture the essence of Brazil and its Favelas.

The Brazil Times from Elliott Gonzo on Vimeo.

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Andrew Cotton – The Big Wave Surfer

Extreme TV put together a great 6 part TV program about the big wave surfer Andrew Cotton.

This nail-biting 6-part series follows the elite big wave surfer Andrew Cotton as he attempts to ride the most monstrous waves on the planet. Most days Andrew is a family man, a lifeguard, and occasionally a plumber, but when the swells begin to surge he dons his wetsuit and goes ride for ride with the best big wave surfers in the world. Over the last year his exploits in Portugal, Ireland and beyond have consistently put him in the running to catch waves bigger than any that have ever been surfed. We go behind the scenes and straight to the front lines with Andrew as he and his partners redefine the ridden realm.

We will be posting all six parts over the next few weeks for your viewing pleasure. If you have time though check him out, really nice dude and a bloody hard worker!





Meet the film makers! Elliott Gonzo

We are extremely excited to have this young man on board. His twisted style and incredible scripture is already making waves within the film industry with awards and nominations coming from all angles! We just can’t wait to see what he has in store for us in the future. We present to you the one and the only ELLIOTT GONZO !!!!

Elliot Gonzo – Director, writer, artist and producer

Deforming and twisting reality ‘Elliott Gonzo’ is a Filmmaker/Artist coming from an Art background focusing on Hyperrealism, from this he has developed a very distinct style of Films and Music Videos, where form is as important as the subject. Creating and warping the world we live in by using Jean Baudrillard theories of hyperrealism within his work.Director, Writer, Designer, and Producer of short films, Documentaries and music videos, worked with ‘Decoded Sounds Productions’ record label.




Lucid Interval (Elliot’s production company)


CONTACT EMAIL:elliottgonzo@outlook.com

The Two Bearded Men Story

To follow up on our lovely piece from Forbes about his time in New Zealand, we have this lovely film from the production company “Two Bearded Men’. As self proclaimed explorers we thought that they would make a fantastic  feature on the site.

Two Bearded Men represents our chosen way of life. We are a team of real, passionate, driven, kiwi film makers telling stories that we love. We surround ourselves with an incredible, inspirational environment, and thrive off creating innovative and award winning work. Moving image, human voice, and music are our vehicles for communication.

The Two Bearded Men Story from Two Bearded Men on Vimeo.



GVSCo xx

Among the Waves by Ulrika Slotte

Summer. Surf. Cold. Pretty cold actually.

Those of you who have been to the north of Europe in the summer know it is not exactly exotic, tropical heat..! The water is cold. Some people hate it. But as for me, it’s just perfect. This day was spent on Gotland (Also known as the Swedish Hawaii?), among the waves of the Baltic Sea.


You can read her bio here or contact her here:

Instagram – @ulrikaslotte
Facebook – Ulrika Slotte