The Perfect wave

We all seeking our Perfect wave, – for some it’s a job, for others a wife a girlfriend, a home, “we currently searching”…. and have stopped off in Porto,

Which is far from what I call home ‘South Africa’ which is my continent of birth where I birthed my children , married my wife and birthed my business which birthed my ….

…. debutant film – The Perfect wave with Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd & Diana Vickers , which just sold to Croatia which is why it’s found itself into our travel blog , as our past often determines how we plan our future.

It was Scott Eastwood’s ‘break-out’ film and since his portrayal of Ian McCormack his career has sky-rocketed, his destiny is being fulfilled, and its an honour to have worked with such a great talent and to watch him blossom as an actor and potentially have played a small role in his path to success.

Rachel Hendrix (October Baby) played the love interest, she was magnificent, she has a beautiful screen presence and bought the role she played to life, and to top it learnt to surf in a mere few weeks. (respect!!!!)

As humans we always seem to be seeking :

As a family we are on a journey of seeking, seeking that perfect place, a perfect life just like we did on The Perfect wave, …….did we find it ? Is Porto or Portugal our perfect wave?

Getting Rosy Hodge to play a cameo role in the film was such a joy, she is a 8 times South African champion surfer but most importantly she brought laughter and fun and joy to every situation she acted in. We delighted in her and her authenticity, her female perspective to the surfing often showing the boys up as she glided across the face of wave.

Waves are like life, they have steep drops, wipe-outs, moments of elation, ups and down’s – the ocean is such a significant part of our lives, fortunately Porto does not lack in this department and possibly offers better or should I say more consistent surf than Cape Town.

One of the best scenes of the movie was the night surf, it was beautiful, the boards looked amazing, we were obviously all nervous as ‘sharks’ feed at night, so the location was vital somewhere the surfers felt safe. I wonder if anywhere is safe? Thanks Scott Mortensen.

And whats a movie without a soundtrack? We had Diana Vickers play a cameo role and compose and record the movie title song. What a talented artist! Music brings pictures to life and adds drama and emotion, something Diana’s song certainly achieved.

You cannot look backwards and live in the past, – so planning ahead I am Looking around Porto for my creative inspiration hoping I stumble upon interesting stories that should be told. Perhaps there is a reason behind every step of our lives? Time will tell :-

Phil Edwards say’s “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.” –

What’s the life lesson in this ?…………..

Published by brucemacdirector

Telling meaningful stories whether they shorts or features is what gets me out of bed every day. Passionate about those captured in slavery. Biographical films (The Perfect wave with Scott Eastwood) and (Biblical epic Samson with the late Rutger Hauer, Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane and Taylor James) My recent short films Beat The Curve, Sex Tourism Labour have been awarded best shorts across the globe in 2020.

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