SMASH: Surf+ Movies + Art + Shaping + History SMASH: Surf+ Movies + Art + Shaping + History Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:35:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 // US Tour of “Spirit of Akasha” Coming to NY/NJ /us-tour-of-spirit-of-akasha-coming-to-nynj/ /us-tour-of-spirit-of-akasha-coming-to-nynj/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:35:07 +0000 Tyler /?p=2148 Spirit of Akasha


Spirit of Akasha is a brand new film by Andrew Kidman made to celebrate 40 years of Albert Falzon’s surfing masterpiece, Morning of the Earth.

Spirit of Akasha premiered to a sold out Sydney Opera House as part of the Sydney Festival, and has now been screened at film festivals throughout the world including San Sebastian, Germany, France, Holland and Hawaii.

Spirit of Akasha was produced and directed by renowned independent film maker, musician and surfer, Andrew Kidman (Litmus, Glass Love, Hope) with the backing and blessing of Albert Falzon, and set out to reimagine Falzon’s film in the context of surfing in the new millennium.

It was filmed around the world during 2012 and 2013, and features surfers such as Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Tom Curren, Ellis Ericson, Sam Yoon, Kye and Joel Fitzgerald, Heath Joske, Kelly Slater, Harrison Roach among many others.

In keeping with Morning of the Earth’s ethos, original music was written and recorded for the soundtrack by some of the world’s biggest artists including Matt Corby, POND, Dirty Three, Xavier Rudd, Andrew Kidman and The Windy Hills, Angus Stone, Ben Howard, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Brian Wilson and more.

Spirit of Akasha stays true to Morning of the Earth’s ethos of soul and spirit in surfing, representing surfing as a lifestyle rather than a commercial entity, pays homage to the earlier film and gives tribute to the life and passing of Michael Peterson.

The film revisits the inspiration of single fin surfing and board shapes.

As well as directing and producing Spirit of Akasha, Andrew Kidman and The Windy Hills also contribute a number of key songs to the soundtrack, most importantly the film’s opus, ‘Oh To Be Young’.

In this unique tour of the film and music experience, Andrew and The Windy Hills will be performing prior to the screening of Spirit of Akasha.

Andrew Kidman and The Windy Hills have also recently released their brand new album, Fall of Planet Esoteria.

“Being involved in the creative process of honoring Morning of the Earth in a modern way has been a wonderful experience.  Listening to and watching the offerings from the different musicians and film makers as they submitted their hommages to Albert Falzon’s 1972 masterpiece was one of the most inspiring things I have ever been involved in.”

Andrew Kidman, Director

“Surfing invokes in us a deep connection with our soul and identifies something that is beyond imagination – beyond words – it gives to us love and beauty – unconditionally, and asks nothing in return.”

Albert Falzon

Akasha is the fifth element, the centre of all things.  It is the spiritual force that earth, air, fire and water decend from.  It is the combination of these four elements that make up Akasha, and Akasha exists in every living creature.

It is within you – without Akasha, there is no spirit, no soul, no magic…

Praise for Spirit of Akasha:

“Richly rewarding” – Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald

“Spirit of Akasha bridges cultures and generations.” – Chris Hollow, Rhythms

“An incredible soundtrack to a stellar film.” – Sam Fell, Rolling Stone

“Spirit of Akasha is a beautiful film.” – Doug Lees, Surfing World

“It’s a surf movie that makes you think, and that is a very rare bird indeed.” – Ben Mondy, Tracks

The soundtrack to Spirit of Akasha is available through Warner Music Australia on iTunes and in all retail stores.

Also available is the original Morning of the Earth Soundtrack, reimagined by artists who appear on the Spirit of Akasha soundtrack.

For any further information, please contact Heritage Surf Australia at or your local Warner Music representative.

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The 8th Annual NY Fish Fry /the-8th-annual-ny-fish-fry/ /the-8th-annual-ny-fish-fry/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 19:36:37 +0000 Tyler /?p=2144 The 8th Annual New York Fish Fry will be either May 16th or May 17th. 9AM. NATIONAL BLVD, LONG BEACH NY. Spread the word!

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It Doesn’t Not Work Show Schedule April 25th-26th /it-doesnt-not-work-show-schedule-april-25th-26th/ /it-doesnt-not-work-show-schedule-april-25th-26th/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:55:16 +0000 Tyler /?p=2139 It Doesn’t Not Work II:

Pushing The Outer Limits of Pure Surf Design

 Show Schedule

 SMASH Productions & Picture Farm Gallery are pleased to announce the run of show for It Doesn’t Not Work II: Pushing The Outer Limits of Pure Surf Design. The Exhibit will kick off Saturday, April 25th, 1PM at Picture Farm Gallery (338 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY). Local surfboard shapers, hobbyists, creative individuals and such will be on hand displaying their latest creations & oddities.  The general public will have the opportunity to engage all these surfboard designers on their concepts and gain insight into the creative process of shaping surfboards.

It Doesn’t Not Work is a surf craft design event that explores the process of the art & craft of surf-riding design and a presentation of experimental shapes, work-in-progress projects and tried-and-true formulas.

List of Participating Shapers: Jonathan Wong, George Rocha, Motthew Holloway, Brayden Brown, Jeremy Grosvener, Kris Chatterson, Jan Drojarski, Chris Johnson, Anthony Romano, Christian Boalt, Richard Dennis, Luke Cushman, Jacques Beriau, Bryan Siegfried-Doring, Paul Vitale, Scott Kurttila, Michael Miyahira, J. Scott Klossner, Mike Lukens, Mark Petrocelli, Vava Ribeiro, Tremor Temchin, Colin Savage, Will Rose, & Jeff Taylor.

In addition to the surfboard exhibit, It Doesn’t Not Work will be premiering the film “A Day Late & A Dollar Short: The Dale Egan Story” and Red Bull’s “Slideways” at 7:30PM in Picture Farm Gallery.

The It Doesn’t Not Work II show and Film Screenings are Free and Opened to the public.

Below is a schedule of events and the shapers participating in this years show.

Location: Picture Farm Gallery: 338 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Dates: Saturday April 25th & Sunday April 26th

Saturday, April 25th

  • It Doesn’t Not Work Opening Day
    • 1PM: Show Opens at Picture Farm Gallery: 338 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
    • 7:30PM: Film Screening: A Day Late & A Dollar Short & Slideways
    • 10PM: After Party Drinks at a The Crown Victoria: 60 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 Sunday, April 26th

  • Final Day of Show
    • 11AM: Show Opens
    • 12PM: Shapers BBQ
    • 4PM: Closing of It Doesn’t Not Work

In addition to the It Doesn’t Not Work show, Picture Farm Gallery is proud to announce the photographs of Jair Bortoleto will grace the gallery walls in conjunction with the It Doesn’t Not Work surfcraft design symposium. Jair’s pop-up show titled “Layers” details his time spent over one winter on the North Shore of Oahu. Jair was the editor of The Surfer’s Journal Brazil and now edits Alma Surf Magazine.

Layers Opens Friday evening 6PM-9PM at Picture Farm Gallery.

It Doesn’t Not Work is pleased to be partnered with WAX Magazine and Boardporn.TV

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New York Premiere of “A Day Late & A Dollar Short: The Dale Egan Story /new-york-premiere-of-a-day-late-a-dollar-short-the-dale-egan-story/ /new-york-premiere-of-a-day-late-a-dollar-short-the-dale-egan-story/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:42:24 +0000 Tyler /?p=2135 SMASH Productions is pleased to announce the New York Premiere of “A Day Late & A Dollar Short: The Dale Egan Story” in conjunction with the It Doesn’t Not Work Surfboard Show on Saturday, April 25th  7:30PM at Picture Farm Gallery. The screening is free and opened to the public. Directed by Australian photographer Ben Cregan, ’A Day Late & A Dollar Short’ is a portrait of an original punk surfer, living on the fringe of a modern world. Dale Egan is a man who refuses to conform to conventional life in a contemporary society. This biopic follows Dale’s journey from being a 70′s surfing prodigy to 80′s punk pioneer of Luna Tech (an avant-garde furniture store/arts enclave in Sydney), which led to a decade of drug use, creativity and self exploration. Sacrificing potential wealth, family and security Dale perseveres with a surfer’s life and philosophy loyal to a less complicated era and reclaiming the artefacts of a disposable society. The film challenges its audience to reflect on the way chance, consequence and values shape a life, its opportunities, losses and moments of grace.

Surf scribe & legendary surfer Derek Hynd will be on hand to talk about his good mate Dale Egan. 

NY Premiere of A Day Late & A Dollar Short: The Dale Egan Story

Date: Saturday, April 25th, 7:30PM

Where: Picture Farm Gallery: 338 Wythe Ave, New York, NY 11249 (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Free & Opened to the Public



It Doesn’t Not Work is a surf craft design event that explores the process of the art & craft of surf-riding design and a presentation of experimental shapes, work-in-progress projects and tried-and-true formulas.


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IT DOESN’T NOT WORK II: PUSHING THE OUTER LIMITS OF PURE SURF DESIGN /it-doesnt-not-work-ii-pushing-the-outer-limits-of-pure-surf-design/ /it-doesnt-not-work-ii-pushing-the-outer-limits-of-pure-surf-design/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:19:50 +0000 Tyler /?p=2123 It Doesn’t Not Work II:

Pushing The Outer Limits of Pure Surf Design




MARCH 16TH, 2015 Brooklyn, NY: After an incredibly successful first year, SMASH Productions, Picture Farm Gallery are stoked to announce submissions are now open for the second installment of It Doesn’t Not Work Surfboard Show.

It Doesn’t Not Work is a surf craft design event that explores the process of the art & craft of surf-riding design and a presentation of experimental shapes, work-in-progress projects and tried-and-true formulas.

This is a call out to all Mid-Atlantic shapers, garage, backyard and professional, to submit their wildest and most experimental boards, alaias, handplanes, paipos and as-yet-to-be-named experiments for display and symposium at Picture Farm Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, starting April 24th,25th & 26thth.

Display your failed concepts and accidental discoveries. It Doesn’t Not Work seeks to lift the hood on surfboard experimentation and design. Boards that are proven to work, boards that are proven to not work and the thought process that lead from one place to another.

Send us your designs: Submissions of an original shape or a unique construction that you have built yourself. Extra points if you’ve built more than one, have revised the design and can show the evolution!

Submissions: Go to // to submit your wave riding apparatus. Submissions end April 10th, 2015. Please include images of each entry and please be sure to include a description of the design.

It Doesn’t Not Work will be a weekend pop-up event filled with conversation and mind expansion and will include a film screening, prizes and beer!

WAX Magazine is a proud partner in the It Doesn’t Not Work Surfboard Show

For more information go to

All queries and comments please contact:


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A Boy’s Journey /a-boys-journey/ /a-boys-journey/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:32:41 +0000 Tyler /?p=2118

8-Year-Old Boy And Father Travel Australian Coast By RV Filming Surf Documentary

Father and son, Toddy and Robinson Stewart, are leaving Manhattan on February 14th to embark on a two-week surf adventure along the coast of Australia and are creating a series of documentary surf films through the eyes of Robinson Stewart—Toddy’s 8-year- old NYC born-and-raised son.

The series, The Boy’s Journey, is a memoir, documentary, and travelogue that will capture the journey of a father and a son, as they explore mythic surf spots neither have been to. It will tell the story of passing knowledge to future generations, and of a father showing his son his worldview—all through the lens of Robinson’s experience.

The Boy’s Journey is a new kind of surf film; replacing massive waves and perfect surfing with the empowering adventure of an 8-year-old boy as he learns his father’s great passion—surfing, and the heritage of the sport. As they travel from Sydney to Brisbane in a rented camper, the documentary will follow the pair as they visit treasured surf communities and friends along the route. Robinson, a “typical” child of Brooklyn, will get a glimpse into a world of surf-infused families and cultures much different from his own.

The inspiration behind The Boy’s Journey stems from a recurring conversation among surfing parents who grew up in the country but and are raising kids in the city. “Our kids see us drive off with our surfboards on top of the car when we drop them at school, then we sit them down in front of surf films and we pull them along to surfy events…but there isn’t really anything for them,” says Toddy. With this journey and film, Toddy hopes to pass forward his passion for surfing and inspire in his son, and other children, a deep connection to surfing and the principles it teaches—community, respect for others and nature, and confidence. Toddy was raised on the West Coast but has lived in Brooklyn, NY for the last 15. He is a Partner, Director and Curator at Picture Farm, a production company and gallery in Brooklyn, NY and also writes a New York surf blog, The Endless Bummer.

The final product will be a single documentary film as well as a series of short webisodes. The Boy’s Journey is being produced to empower and inspire any kid, like Robinson, who dreams about surfing, traveling to distant communities, and experiencing new cultures. The project is self-funded with a Kickstarter campaign to help pay for production and travel costs.

You can go here to contribute:

Sponsors: The Boy’s Journey is the grateful recipient of sponsorship support from the family’s tight5 knit NYC community, including Token Surfboards, Sundown Surf Shop, Baggu Bags, Pull music company and MPC.

About Picture Farm Production

Picture Farm Production started in 2003 as a photo production company, evolving into an interdisciplinary team of producers, photographers, filmmakers, curators, writers and editors with years of industry experience. Picture Farm Production helps brands, agencies and artists fill the spaces between opportunity and strategy, concept and execution, plugging into a variety of roles to collaborate, facilitate and deliver for broadcast, print, installation, mobile and the web. Visit for more information.

For more information contact: Toddy Stewart 917-969-9613

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SMASH PRESENTS THE NY PREMIERE OF “EL MAR, MI ALMA” /smash-presents-the-ny-premiere-of-el-mar-mi-alma/ /smash-presents-the-ny-premiere-of-el-mar-mi-alma/#comments Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14:28:31 +0000 Tyler /?p=2110



At ‘Celebration of Whimsy Theater’ New York

A visual love song to the surf blessed land of Chile and the ocean that defines it

With a long and diverse coastline Chile is a country not only shaped by its geography; the sea occupies a mystical and poetic, conscious and unconscious place within the cultural fabric of the nation. ‘El Mar, Mi Alma’ is a visual tone poem, a blend of images and music embracing cinematic surfing sequences, coastal landscapes, insightful commentary, poetry, and the movements of the cast on a unique surfing journey. With environmental themes and political undercurrent, the film paints a picture of Chile’s beauty and association with the sea, centered around the wondrous act of surfing.

Featuring; Dave Rastovich, Ramon Navarro, Gabriel Villarán, Dane Ward, Chris Del Moro, Crystal Thornburg, Joel Parkinson, Christian Merello and Diego Medina.

‘El Mar, Mi Alma’ trailer

“One of the most unique and beautiful surf films…” Michael Albright (Santa Barbara International Film Festival).

“…meditative and visually beautiful…a must see film.” Ethan Stewart (Santa Barbara Independent)

“…classic of the genre…superb surfing…spectacular…” Paul Witzig (Iconic Surf Filmmaker)

19th DECEMBER – NEW YORK – CELEBRATION OF WHIMSY – 6.30pm Also featuring classic underground animation ‘The Great Wave’ by Tony Gooley and

Q&A with filmmaker Stephen Jones
Tickets available at //

Proudly supported by

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JAMES PARASCANDOLA / LOST WEEKEND PHOTO SHOW /james-parascandola-lost-weekend-photo-show/ /james-parascandola-lost-weekend-photo-show/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:14:37 +0000 Tyler /?p=2105 James Parascandola is an outdoor photographer from Long Island, New York. Having spent countless hours in the ocean as a surfer and an artist Parascandola has focused most of his work towards capturing the dramatic beauty of the ocean, surf culture, and travel. Parascandola’s photography captures an array of imagery ranging from NY winter surfing to Central American sunsets.

Parascandola’s work has appeared in The Inertia, Surfline, Eastern Surf Magazine, The Montauk Sun, Slide Magazine, The Surfer’s View and Photographers Forum Magazine (Best of Photography 2013/2014). He has worked with Madere Photography, BMW, Picture Farm, Tomahawk Shades, Hurley, NYSEA, Volcom and Sundown Ski and Surf.

Parascandola’s work will be at Lost Weekend through January 2014. For purchase and inquiry:

Join Lost Weekend NYC for an opening of new photography by James Parascandola
Thursday, November 20th from 7:00-9:00pm.
Cocktails by The Leadbelly
DJ Sets by Jose & Andrew of The Swaai Boys
45 Orchard Street, New York, New York

Lost Weekend is a surf shop in Chinatown, New York.

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SAVE THE WAVES FILM FESTIVAL 2014 COMES TO BROOKLYN NOVEMBER 14TH /save-the-waves-film-festival-2014-comes-to-brooklyn-november-14th/ /save-the-waves-film-festival-2014-comes-to-brooklyn-november-14th/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:48:35 +0000 Tyler /?p=2102 The 6th Annual Save The Waves Film Festival is an epic evening of live music and international surf films at Lightspace Studios in Brooklyn on 11/14/14.  Underground NYC rockers Slothrust will open the night’s festivities, followed by world premieres of surf, adventure and documentary films.  This event will have a cash bar with offerings from Pacifico Beer, Tito’s Vodka, Suerte Tequila, & Sailor Jerry Rum.The Save The Waves Film Festival is a fundraiser for Save The Waves Coalition and World Surfing Reserves, and all proceeds support their international coastal conservation programs.  **THIS EVENT IS 21+**


6 PM – VIP pre-party and film-maker reception.
7 PM – doors open, live music by Slothrust.
8 PM – short films program.
9 PM – intermission, raffle.
9:30 PM – feature films program. 

This event is located at Lightspace Studios,1115 Flushing Ave, 11237, in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Tickets are on sale at:


Save The Waves Film Festival 2014 is proud to announce the official film selections in our 6th annual film festival tour. Visit our film program blog for more information about these films:


North America Premiere : Made in Italy and shot entirely in 35mm, 16mm and super8 film.    Director: Luca Merli. Country: Italy. Year: 2014



North America Premiere : A wonderland of surf exploration with the first family of Azorean surfers.   Director: Sachi Cunningham. Country: Portugal/USA. Year: 2014



World Premiere: A journey into the mind, body and motivation of big wave surfing legend Greg Long.  Director: Patrick Trefz. Country: USA. Year: 2014



World Premiere : A story about the new Bahia Todos Santos World Surfing Reserve. Director: Kyle Thiermann. Country: Mexico/USA. Year: 2014



World Premiere: Three friends set out to establish Chile’s first fishnet collection and recycling program. Director: Ian McGee. Country: Chile/USA. Year: 2014



North America Premiere: In search of where the desert meets the ocean. Director: Diego Rojas. Country: Chile. Year: 2014



North America Premiere: Harnessing the power of the ocean to engage, educate, and motivate student leaders. Director: Martha Rigby. Country: Chile. Year: 2014



A poetic inquiry into nature and the sea. Director: Adam Warmington. Country: USA. Year: 2014



Documenting the construction and use of an ancient Hawaiian surfboard.  Director: Alessandro Rodriques. Country:USA. Year: 2014



Including new films, teasers and surprises from: 

Chris Malloy/Woodshed Films

It Ain’t Pretty /Dayla Soul

Toddy Stewart /Picture Farm

Racing Extinction – PREVIEW

Leah Dawson

Ramon Navarro and Rodrigo Farias

…and more.

Save The Waves Film Festival – Brooklyn 

7PM Friday, November 14, 2014

Lightspace Studios

1115 Flushing Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11237



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THE NEW YORK PREMIERES OF “DEATH TO HIPSTERS” /the-new-york-premieres-of-death-to-hipsters/ /the-new-york-premieres-of-death-to-hipsters/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:01:48 +0000 Tyler /?p=2088 SMASH PRODUCTIONS

(New York, NY) – SMASH Productions LLC is looking to ruffle a few feathers and completely blow away the New York surf community with the NY tour of Death To Hipsters, a Dark Fall Production. The NY Premiere takes place Wednesday, September 17th, 7PM at Villain, in the heart of the hipster universe, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. An encore screening will screen Thursday, 7PM September 18th, at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club in Rockaway Beach, Queens.
Join the creators of the award winning surf film Dark Fall, Alex DePhillipo and Andrew Gesler, in this satire filled surf film that evens the score in the “hipster take-over” of the surf world. Watch Flynn Novak, Sam Hammer, Andrew Gesler, and others as they rip surfing out of the coffee shop and back in to the water, as the film sets out to bring Death to the Hipster in all of us…

Starring Andrew Gesler, Flynn Novak, Rich McMullin, Sam Hammer, Rob Kelly, Mike Gleason, Bruce Irons Christian Fletcher, Kalani Chapman, Michael Anthony, Clay Pollioni, Kai Mana Henry, Brittainy Taylor, Mason Ho, Michael Spahr, and more!
Death to Hipsters will premiere Wednesday, September 17th, at 7PM at Villain, 50 North 3rd St, Brooklyn, New York.
Death to Hipster Encore Screening will be Thursday, September 18th, at 7PM at The Rockaway Beach Surf Club, 3-02 Beach 87th St, Queens, NY

Tickets on Sale:

Note from filmmaker: No hipsters were harmed in the making of this film — actually… maybe we lost a couple. If you are offended by this message, stop wearing your sister’s pants, mixing techno music, and get some goddamn help.


“Death 2 Hipsters” the movie from Dark Fall Productions on Vimeo.

-NY Premiere of Death to Hipsters, Wednesday, Sept 17th, 2014 7PM At Villain, Williamsburg Brooklyn:                                          

-Rockaway Beach Surf Club Premiere of Death to Hipsters, Thursday, Sept 18th, 2014 7PM at The Rockaway Beach Surf Club, Rockaway, Queens:

SMASH (Surf/Movies/Art/Shaping/History) is a production company founded by Tyler Breuer, a native New Yorker who has been actively involved in the New York surf community for more than two decades. The mission of SMASH is to present, in a public forum, a body of emerging and historical work from the local and global surf community throughout the year. SMASH represents the natural evolution of its founders’ individual past projects, which include art exhibits, live musical performances, websites, blogs, movie premieres and film screenings, including the New York Surf Film Festival. SMASH is an ever expanding effort to preserve the roots of surfing and surf culture and to educate both newcomers and established members of the surf community about the rich history of surfing, while maintaining a strong connection to contemporary surf culture.

For questions and inquiries please contact: or 347-586-9602.

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