"This film will make you laugh and cry, wince and cheer. There’s no coat of sugar, and that’s why we love it.” Stab
Featuring Mason Ho and Sheldon Paishon, this award-winning, must-see, intimate documentary follows a surfer’s dream to trade extreme poverty in paradise for the life of a pro surfer and a world of perfect waves.
Sheldon Paishon is a talented surfer from Oahu's Westside. Far from an idyllic Hawaiian paradise, the community has been ravaged by drugs, poverty, and the reverberations of colonialism.
At the age of 12, Sheldon's family lost their home and lived in a beachside tent for the remainder of his adolescence. Surfing was Sheldon’s escape, but could a poor kid from Oahu’s Westside make the leap from “poverty to pro”? With a deep drive to live out his dream, and a little help from his community and childhood friend Mason Ho, Sheldon battles through the harsh realities of life. This film inspires a deeper conversation about the realities of homelessness, poverty in paradise and the importance of community. You don't want to miss this.
UK Premiere of The Hounds of The Storm (Dir. Clem Mcinerney) explores Ireland’s wild Atlantic Way above and below the sea – “It’s all Connor Maguire, blue sharks, seals and of course some big heavy waves too!” says Clem.
Accompanied by a Q+A with our favourite Irish chargers: Clem and Connor.
Showing with: Shorties shortlisted film, 5mins, UK
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