Directed by Thomas Campbell, 2009
“Without further adieu I welcome you to The Present…”
With an introduction like that, it seems like there is something spectacular to come. “The Present” is the third Thomas Campbell film from Woodshed and it doesn’t disappoint. The film follows the same model as Campbell’s previous films, with an emphasis on the artistic infusion of color, music and surfing.
Campbell’s combination of interesting subjects and situations, plus his perfect footage, helps him create a vibe unlike his other films.
This film also starts to expand the boundaries of Campbell’s normal films. From the interview with Joel Tudor to the modern day surfing of Dane Reynolds, there is a growth to his style.
Campbell welcomes new rides. From the traditional log, to the thruster, fish single fin and now the alaia, the boards look more like something to build rather than ride.
“The Present” is a traditional Campbell film that has evolved from skits and longboarding to a more open view of surfing. Although the skits and logging are still around, Campbell has expanded his artistic style.
Here you will find reviews of Surf Films, Climbing Films, and others, and maybe even a movie from "Hollywood."Got any suggestions send through Twitter, Facebook or the Contact Page.