Surfing on the west coast of Ireland is expected to receive a further boost with the release of a new film featuring a year in the life of one of Europe’s best known surfing locations.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Ross Whitaker (When Ali Came to Ireland, Saviours, Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story), Between Land and Sea tells the story of surfing in Lahinch.
Against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this film digs deep into the day to day lives of the surf community, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline fuelled film to create a very real portrait of those who choose the surf lifestyle.
Posted by The Clare Herald on Sunday, March 5, 2017
Directed by Ross Whitaker and featuring some of the biggest waves and best surfers in Ireland – as well as a thrilling cameo by Hawaiian legend Shane Dorian – Between Land and Sea succeeds in being exhilarating while giving a moving, humorous and thought-provoking account of the ocean-going natives of West Clare.
Ross Whitaker said: “I’m delighted to be bringing Lahinch and its folk to screens around Ireland as I found it to be a surprisingly special place. I set out to make a different kind of surf film, one that went beyond the hype of some surf films to find the quiet truth of what it means to choose to be a surfer, how it impacts your entire life in myriad different ways.
Living at the edge of the Atlantic in Ireland’s wild west is hard – rain is heavy, winds are strong and waves are monstrous. But for the right person it’s a cold paradise living along that incredible coastline.”
The film will be show at glór in Ennis on March 15th at 7.30pm. For more venues and ticket details, visit www.betweenlandandsea.com