El Plan era mostrar olas nuevas , para crear un épica película en Panamá con locaciones que antes no eran consideradas potenciales destinos de surf
The Bela Arte , Panama
Siempre buscando aventura - www.viviendoelsurf.com
RT: Where did the idea for the film come from?
GI: Well, it was something that we were trying to do for a while. We had already put together some podcasts and short documentaries and finally this year we got together with enough riders to start planning a complete film. It all came down to a surf trip in Ireland. Guys were wondering if we should release another clip about that journey and, since we were in March, we convinced them to store that footage and wait ’til the end of the year. That way we would have time to recollect more substantial material to do something more ambitious.
What was your ultimate goal with the film?
I wanted a film that could represent what i feel as a bodyboarder, and for me bodyboarding is all about searching for waves, making friends, traveling and experiencing different places and different people. I’ve been living like that for the past 18 years and as a result I feel that this experience really educated me. The music I hear, the books I read, the films I’ve watched… all came as a result of the people I’ve met along the way. Bodyboarding became a common ground for all that. “The Bela Arte” is a one year sample of that way of living.
Así comenzaba nuestra aventura para filmar The Bela Arte - Costa Arriba de Colón
Chapter Two: “The Breeze from the East”
How long did it take you to film and edit? How long has the project taken overall and how much money have you invested in it? Have you made a financial return on the film or was this more of a passion project?
We filmed everything from March to September. I like to edit along the way, so that the editing process gives me ideas of what I should be filming and what paths I should take. Sometimes it’s really hard for me to say it’s done and to know where an edit should end, so I really like to have time to be as open as possible to change things.
Portobelo , Colón
A comprar algo para picar en la tienda del Chino
Colón , Costa Arriba , Portobelo www.viviendoelsurf.com
En La Guaira , Colón para ir a EL PLAYÓN
We then founded a small independent cinema platform called Dinis&Gustavo and we started working with bodyboarding right from the beginning. Nowadays we mainly focus on documentary cinematography, so alongside some riders profiles and other surf-trip documentaries, we’ve been working on a series of documentaries called People you know. You guys have probably seen The Faustino you know, about Ricardo Faustino.
Explorando y adaptándonos
The Bela Arte promoviendo el CPBP2013 COPA TOYOTA
En Cacique , enamorados de la ola
MID 2013 Play
Desde Panamá , ciudad hasta los ´puntos más distantes del Istmo con www.viviendoelsurf.com