No B.S. Review
We were stoked to check out an advance screening of Julian Wilson's new flick, Scratching The Surface, and it's pretty sick stuff (see our recent interview with Julian here, he basically took last year off to film).
Scratching the Surface doesn't have a big storyline, it's pure surf adrenaline with some of the sickest surf shots you'll see — backed up with one of the best music soundtracks. You will be amped after you watch this movie. The movie chronicles Julian and crew (Dane, Taj, Dusty, Mick) as they spend a year traveling around the world in search of some stoke. They hit Hawaii, Indo, S. Africa and West OZ, among other places. The movie was shot entirely in HD, and there is this one overhead helicopter shot about 17 minutes into the movie that has to be one of the best surf clips ever. You get to see Julian towing into a big slab from overhead, and then watch him outrun this massive white cloud — it's amazing because only a helicopter has the speed to get this type of shot. Words can't describe, just check it out.
The movie opens with interviews of Julian's family and friends, while showing some old clips of him as a grom, when he was surfing, skating, skating some more, and even snowboarding! Then he gets sponsored by Quiksilver at 13, conquers the world with his friends on a year-long surf trip, makes a movie, and the rest is history — or something like that….
The movie was directed by Matt Beauchesne and Irons Brothers Productions. They also teamed up with Brain Farm Cinema, whose was behind some of the pioneering surf filmmaking you see in the movie (helicopters, The Phantom Camera, etc).
Here is the trailer: