The Church Of The Open Sky
DOCUMENTARY / SPORTS | 54 MINS | 2017
We are also honouring our friend Shane Collins on the night and we are holding a raffle with the proceeds going to Beyond Blue. There's heaps of chances to win some great prizes. Check out the listing here.Note: The programme also includes pre-feature surfing shorts.
The Church of the Open Sky is the latest feature length release from award winning independent Australian filmmaker Nathan Oldfield, creator of Lines From A Poem, Seaworthy, The Heart & The Sea and Gathering.
Shot on location in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka, the film features Dave Rastovich, Lauren Lindsey Hill, Tom Wegener, Belinda Baggs, CJ Nelson, Alex Knost, Johnny Abegg, Neal Purchase Jr, Jasson Salisbury, Devon Howard and many others.
The Church of the Open Sky is a luscious visual love poem that explores gratefully lived surfing journeys. It is a sea soaked celebration of the exquisite preciousness of being alive.
"This is a must watch. Not only does it explore the relationship between surfer and sea and is stunningly shot, but it also peels back the veneer of a squeaky clean surf lifestyle through provocative monologues – focusing on plights and troubles that afflict surfers." Jason Lock, Magic Seaweed
This film is an inspired and endearing representation of the surfing experience, where all participants are worthy and welcomed - to learn, play and grow together - in inclusive, sacred playgrounds beneath The Church of the Open Sky.
Featuring: Dave Rastovich, Lauren Lindsey Hill, Tom Wegener, Belinda Baggs, CJ Nelson, Alex Knost, Johnny Abegg, Neal Purchase Jr., Jasson Salisbury, Devon Howard & Friends
Running Time: 54 mins