I worked on
3 Animation Stories
within the Documentary Film
I was responsible for illustrating & animating
3 stories within "In the Water; Behind the Lens"
a live action documentary film about surfer photography.
Each provide content for the photographer's retellings
of some of their most famous shots or adventures
throughout their careers.
Won Best Documentary Feature:
In the Paris Independent Film Festival
& San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
AUDIENCE AWARD Best Action Sports Film:
Newport Beach Film Festival
Official Selection at:
The Sarasota Film Festival, the Catalina Film Festival,
& the Lift-Off Global Network Season Awards NY
PLATINUM REMI Award:
WorldFest Houston International Film Festival
. . .
The Animation Sections
Within the FiLm:38:58 - 39:13
Story of surfer Andy Irons
told & photographed by Brian Bielmann
39:25 - 40:06
Story of surfer Montgomery "Buttons" Kaluhiokalani
told & photographed by Jeff Divine
42:22 - 44:10
Story told by photographer Jim Russi of his travel adventures with surfer Rory Russell who stumble
upon a famous celebrity actor in 1980