Of the Sea – A female-driven surf film with an environmental message
Of the Sea is a female-driven surf film that follows a mother and her entrepreneurial efforts to raise awareness of the world’s plastic consumption.
Of the Sea is a female-driven surf film that follows a mother and her entrepreneurial efforts to raise awareness of the world’s plastic consumption. The film has had quite a successful film festival run with 16 festival acceptances, 5 award nominations, and screenings in countries around the world. I hope to continue widening the audience for which this story can be told and Still Stoked feels like a great fit to do so. If you are interested, I have plenty of information in this email for you!
Katherine Terrell’s life began in the ocean. At age five, she launched off the coast of Vietnam as a refugee to cross the Pacific Ocean by boat with her father and pregnant mother. Today, she is a steward of positive change. Of the Sea dives deep into the heart of environmentalist and designer Katherine Terrell as she continues to make a positive change in her yet again, new lifestyle.
Katherine relocated her family to Costa Rica in hopes of living more minimally. She started her swimsuit brand, Jeux De Vagues, in 2017 with the motto “Hot bikinis for a hot planet,” and strives to set the standard for sustainable swimwear. Living in a generation plagued by climate change, Katherine started her company not to simply make money, but to have a voice. A voice that could call people to action.
The film reflects Katherine’s inner thoughts about the realities of plastic pollution, accepting her refugee identity, and giving her son a future to thrive.
Director: Jordyn Romerp
Cinematography: Leah de Leon & Steven Talens
NFFTY – Audience Award, Jury Award Nomination
Surfalorous Film Festival – Emerging Filmmaker Award
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival – Best NM documentary short
Huntington Beach Film Festival – Best surf short
Save the Waves Film Festival
Catalina Film Festival
Coast Film Festival
Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival
San Pedro International Film Festival
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Ringerike International Youth Film Festival
Key West International Film Festival
Action! International Film Festival
2019 American Society of Cinematographers Richard H. Kline Student Heritage Award Nomination