In the weeks leading up to Surf Re-Evolution, we’re going to do a series of short blogs introducing some of the invited guests and featured films that will be part of the event. We hope you enjoy learning about some of these dedicated shapers, product engineers and creative talents, and we really hope it will inspire you to come out and be part of what we know will be an amazing couple days.
Our good friend Pierce Kavanaugh, producer of the film Manufacturing Stoke and co-founder of the San Diego Surf Film Festival (SDSFF), is returning once again this year to help us put on another great event. Along with moderating this year's panel discussion, Pierce is helping to connect us with some films to show, and we just got word that he hooked us up with a great one.
Lost & Found, voted Best Film at the SDSFF, is a documentary based on the discovery of 30,000 black & white negatives found at a flea market in Pasadena, CA. A journey that takes place over more than three years, the filmmakers reunite people pictured in the negatives so that they can share with us the stories behind them. Stories that - if not told - would be lost.
I'm not sure how we could find a film that is more fitting with the theme of the event. Discovering a connection to the past that provides inspiration, reminding us of simpler times or perhaps just putting a smile on our face today. We hope you'll join us for this fantastic film.