Volume 5 (2018)

The films

©Yvan Bourgnon

The Ocean Rider

En équilibre sur l'océan

Around the world in 220 days. Despite being in his landlocked homeland, the Swiss sailor Yvan Bourgnon dreams big. He embarks on a solo trip around the world in his cockpit-less catamaran. No protection against the elements, no crew, and 55,000 kilometres of open water ahead. On his journey, Bourgnon faces storms, pirates, and polluted seas.

Film information

Length: 35 min
Direction: Sébastien Devrient, Carole Dechantre
With: Yvan Bourgnon
Production: 2017, Switzerland, Vertiges Prod
©A.J. Messier

Paradigm Lost

Kai Lenny—kitesurfer, windsurfer, and big-wave, tow-in, and stand-up paddle surfer—is aptly described as a total waterman. The 25-year-old Hawaiian, who stepped on a surfboard for the first time at the age of five, is regarded as an exceptional talent. Like no other surfer out there, Lenny thrives on the water, feeling his way into the wind and waves, independent of the equipment. In Paradigm Lost, he shows us the ultimate watersports action in a variety of disciplines and in the best spots worldwide!

Film information

Length: 14 min
Direction: Kai Lenny, Johnny DeCesare
With: Kai Lenny
Production: 2017, USA, PBP Studios
©Daan Verhoeven

Dolphin Man

Dolphin Man tells the story of legendary freediver, Jacques Mayol. The Frenchman set several freediving records and was the first to break the magical 100-meter threshold on a single breath in 1976. Yet, no matter how deep his bond with the sea and the dolphins, the celebrated hero bore an emptiness throughout his life that was just as profound. Dolphin Man is the portrait of a restless soul who searched the ocean for what humankind denied him.

Film information

Length: 30 min
Direction: Lefteris Charitos
With: Jacques Mayol
Production: 2017, Greece, Canada, France, Japan; Anemon Productions, Athens
©Mattias Klum


Off the coast of Mozambique, a pristine and dazzling treasure chest awaits—one of the oldest coral reefs of the planet. But this paradise of biodiversity is under threat. Coral bleaching is a warning sign of global warming. Vamizi takes us into the fascinating world of coral reefs and shows what we can protect.

Film information

Length: 24 min
Direction: Mattias Klum
With: Tessa Hempson, David Obura, William Winram
Production: 2016, Mozambique / Sweden, Mattias Klum, Tierra Grande
©Morgan Maassen

Water II

An ode to waves. Morgan Maassen plunges under the water with his high-contrast, slow-motion camera to show us the world, the waves, and the sea from a new perspective. Water II is Maassen‘s visual declaration of love for his muse, the sea.

Film information

Length: 5 min
Direction: Morgan Maassen
Production: 2017, USA, Morgan Maassen
©The Big Wave Project

The Big Wave Project

A Band Of Brothers

The name „Nazaré“ makes all surfers’ hearts beat faster. The small fishing village on the Atlantic coast of Portugal has become synonymous with gargantuan mountains of water, massive waves that push the world’s big wave elite to its limits. When the tide is high in Nazaré and sets of Atlantic storms roll onto shore, only the best surfers dare to get in the water. We come aboard for a wild ride with Sebastian Steudtner, Garrett McNamara and Andrew Cotton.

Film information

Length: 7 min
Direction: Tim Bonython
With: Sebastian Steudtner, Garrett McNamara, Andrew Cotton
Production: 2017, Australia, Tim Bonython Productions