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Away Short Film + Trailer

AWAY, my debut as a filmmaker, is a short documentary that looks at NYC's surfing subculture through three female Rockaway Beach surfers. The film explores what it is to have a deep commitment and love of a sport, delving into the inherent challenges that surfing in NYC brings. The film was an official selection at 10 film festivals around the world and continues to screen at various surf and non-surf-related events. 

Film credits: Directed and Produced by Elisa Bates; Cinematography by Dan Hedges and David Sosnow; GoPro Camera footage by: George Bates: Edited by Stephanie Gould; Music by Sean Eden; Sound Mix by Jeff Seelye.

Short Doc Film + Trailer + Film Poster

AWAY, my debut as a filmmaker, is a short documentary that looks at NYC’s surfing subculture through three female Rockaway Beach surfers. The film explores what it is to have a deep commitment and love of a sport, delving into the inherent challenges that surfing in NYC brings. The film was an official selection at 10 film festivals around the world.

Role: Director, Producer, Motion Graphics

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