"The Present" is the latest surf movie by artist, filmaker and record producer Thomas Campbell. Beautifully shot on 16mm film, it explores the surf and music of West Africa, and also features footage from Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, California and Hawaii. As with his other films, "The Present" has an excellent sound track. A must have for any serious surf movie collection.
Featuring Dave Rastovich, Dane Reynolds, Joel Tudor, Chelsea Hedges, Kassia Meador, Harrison Roach, Dan Malloy, Devon Howard, C.J. Nelson, Ry Craike, Jacob Stuth, Sofia Mulanovich, Chris Del Moro, Michel Junod, Ian King, Danny Hess, Alex Knost, and Rob Machado among others. With music by; David Axelrod, Bonnie Prince Billy, Mice Parade, The Mattson 2, Cass McCombs, Plants and Animals, Vetiver, The Photographic, The Dava Kuli Band (featuring Shannon Sol R. Carroll and David Rastovich), Japanese Motors, Gabor Szabo, Ray Barbee & The Mattson 2, Jeff Parker, and Tommy Guerrero.