Beauty & Chaos
Sep 08, 2016
Moffat Beach Brewing Co.
7.00 – 9.00 pm
Entry: $10 at the door
Beauty & Chaos is a gorgeous short surf film following Irish surfer Conor Maguire as he travels through the monsoon soaked colours of India and the lush landscapes of Indonesia. The film documents the places and faces he meets along the way including include surfers: Conor Maguire, Tom Gillespie, Kepa Acero and Aritz Aranburu.
Film-maker James Skerritt is an Irish director, camera operator and writer currently living in London. He is passionate about the ocean, awkward moments, good coffee and, of course, film-making and has this to say about Beauty & Chaos:
“After years of floating around in the restless atlantic ocean I wanted to capture the images that I was fortunate to see. I quickly found that similar to the ocean, cameras would bring a smile to my face along with the strongest feeling of content to my mind. My first images lead me on the path that I am in today, happily working between documentary and fictional projects.
I am content when pushing my comfort zone and have the feeling of learning to flow with it. I am influenced by humanity and the people who push themselves, creativity and technology – keeping a smile on their face while doing so.
I find that the moments I share on documentary projects open physical and mental doors in my fictional work, leading me towards my passion for drama and comedy. I want to create work that I will feel strongly about in 60 years time when I look back and laugh at the people and situations that I have shared moments with.”