Volume 1 (2014)

The films



A Life in Extremes

Attention - A Life in Extremes is based on the stories of three extraordinary men; it follows a wingsuit flyer (Halvor Angvik), a freediver (Guillaume Néry) and an extreme cyclist (Gerhard Gulewicz) in their ambitious struggle to reach the top in their field in the sports world. These are people, who stand out from the crowd by possessing special skills and extraordinary adventurism as they challenge accepted physical and mental limits. But what makes the heroes do this? In this special edit for the International Ocean Film Tour is the portrait of Guillaume Néry world class free diver who dives without oxygen equipment in the depths of the sea.

More information on www.attentionalifeinextremes.com

Film information

Length: 10 min (OCEAN Film Tour edit)
Direction: Sascha Köllnreitner
With: Guillaume Néry
Production: 2013


Born on a boat and raised in shipyards, Laura Dekker grew up with one dream: to sail around the world alone. At thirteen, her daring plot sparked resistance from Dutch authorities and a global storm of media scrutiny. A year later, she won the right to set sail. Now, far from land, family, and unwanted attention, Laura spends her pivotal teenage years exploring the world alone in search of freedom, adventure, and lost childhood dreams. Jillian Schlesinger's debut feature amplifies Laura's brave, defiant voice through a mix of Laura's own video and voice recordings at sea and intimate vérité footage from locations including the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, and South Africa.

Film information

Length: 52 min
Direction: Jillian Schlesinger
With: Laura Dekker
Production: 2013, USA
©The Last Ocean

The Last Ocean

The Ross Sea Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. Scientists describe it as our last 'living laboratory', a place that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. But the fishing industry recently found its way to the Ross Sea, targeting Antarctic Toothfish and unless stopped, the natural balance of this unique ecosystem will be lost forever. The Last Ocean follows the race to protect the Ross Sea from our insatiable appetite for fish, and raises the simple ethical question: do we fish Earth’s last untouched ocean or do we protect it?

Film information

Length: 15 min (OCEAN Film Tour edit)
Direction: Peter Young
Production: 2012, Fisheye Films Ltd


A Life Underwater

Ray: A Life Underwater is an intimate portrait of an extraordinary man. 75-year-old former commercial diver Ray Ives has scoured the seabed for treasure his whole life, amassing an amazing hoard of scavenged artefacts. A rogue with an eye for the ladies - and anything which glitters, Ray reflects on his pioneering career in deep sea diving whilst tending his extraordinary collection of swords, cannon, bottles and coins. This award winning, life-affirming short by director Amanda Bluglass was shot in HD in and around Plymouth Sound, Devon, UK and explores the secret to his long and happy life.

Film information

Length: 9 min
Direction: Amanda Bluglass
Production: 2011, UK
©This Time Tomorrow

This Time Tomorrow

This Time Tomorrow documents an epic Pacific swell chase over 8 days and 18,000 miles travelled. Two surfers, Dave Rastovich and Craig Anderson, tracked waves generated from this single storm in an exhausting attempt to surf the same wave twice as they pulsed eastward through the Pacific. As these waves thundered across the legendary reef of Teahupo’o, reeled down the endless point breaks of Mexico and onwards towards a frosty Arctic conclusion the pair gathered friends Kelly Slater, Chris Del Moro, Alex Gray, and Dan Malloy for this cinematic and cosmic experience of a lifetime.

Film information

Length: 21 min (OCEAN Film Tour edit)
Direction: Taylor Steele
With: Dave Rastovich, Craig Anderson
Production: 2012, USA, Three Arch Media


Madagascar was just a wave and some wind. Then the kiters arrived in the remote village of Lavanono and met the Antandroy, the people from the thorns. They shared their experience of kite surfing the most beautiful spots in the area with the village people and in turn the village opened their doors and invited in the travellers, sharing their customs and way of life.

Film information

Length: 11 min (OCEAN Film Tour edit)
Production: 2011, France, Band Original
©Altered Route

Altered Route

Kilian Martin has brought his own unique style of skateboarding to the masses through the thoughtful eye of Brett Novak. If you remember the days of Powell Peralta and Rodney Mullen, you’ll appreciate Martin keeping that innovative style of skateboarding alive.

Film information

Direction: Brett Novak
With: Kilian Martin
Production: Hadassa Haack
©Step n' Soul

Step n' Soul

Step n’ Soul is a short film that explores the synergy between jazz, surfing, dance and improvisation by capturing a series of surfing performances choreographed and synchronised to Wynton Marsalis Sunflowers track.

Film information

Length: 4 min
Direction: Toma Jablon
With: Sam Bleakley
Production: 2013, Jablon Productions