In The Water;
Behind The Lens
Documentary Film

designer / illustrator / animator 

Creator / Director: 

Film Festivals


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


WorldFest Houston International Film Festival


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.

Animation Preview:

Watch the Whole Documentary Film 
& 3 Animation Stories:

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Animation Sections: 

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

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