Great energy to this experimental short by Québec-born, California-based filmmaker Benoit Lalande. Featuring surfer Alex Smith and the eccentric landscapes of Africa, the latest Nomád video offers a sequel to the pairs previous Hawaii edit. Working their way from Walvis Bay, Namibia to Port Elizabeth, South Africa over the course of 3 weeks, their goal was to create something different, as Lalande explains:

“The surf films we see every day are pretty repetitive in my opinion, and I love being able to go completely against the grain with these Nomád videos. That’s basically our direction for this series: do whatever people haven’t done in this industry. I’m sure not showing full waves and using super intense music is a turn off to many people, but we’re just trying to do something different, regardless of criticism.”

Check out “Nomád Africa” above as well as some behind-the-scenes images from the shoot below!

 

Director & DP: Benoit Lalande
Editor: Benoit Lalande
Aerial cinematography: Ryan Hill & Benoit Lalande
Water cinematography: Benoit Lalande
Additional footage: Michael Veltman
Surfer: Alex Smith
Supported by Imperial Motion & RS Surfboards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benoit Lalande’s Website

Benoit Lalande on Instagram

 

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