Keep Surfing

Keep Surfing

Deutschland 2009, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt


Keep Surfing tells the story of an unlikely passion in a place that a large part of the world only knows as Oktoberfest City. Munich, the town of beer drinkers and pretzel lovers, has become the home of a surfing crowd of urban individualists who pursue their dream of happiness by riding a river wave far from the ocean.



Keep Surfing portrays six surfers of the Eisbach hardcore, who master the river waves while pursuing their own individual goals in life. Among the older guys is Dieter "The Eater," who was among the first to discover river surfing in the late 60s and still rides the waves every day with his two grown daughters; and Walter, the "janitor of the Eisbach," a working-class philosopher who discovered a way to keep the wave surging for 24 hours a day and who now lives as a kind of lone wolf and didgeridoo maker near a small beach on Sardinia, where he rides his own wave every day.
Belonging to the younger generation is golden boy Quirin Rohleder, who started riding the Munich river wave on a boogie board and has become a surf pro and global nomad – even though his heart still beats for Munich, especially when he returns to the wave where everything started.

Among the foreigners who joined the local community is surf punk Eli Mack, for whom river surfing is a way back to the roots of surfing and to a better self. But also surf legends like Kelly Slater, Ross Clark Jones and Taylor Knox have tried their luck on the Munich river wave.

Keep Surfing is an ode to individual freedom and to the people who′ve achieved happiness on a river wave, where they can go against the flow and find their place in life.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Björn Richie Lob
Assistant director:Hendrik Hölzemann
Screenplay:Benjamin Quabeck, Björn Richie Lob
Director of photography:Lars R. Liebold, Anne Bürger, Björn Richie Lob
Assistant camera:Florian Dittel
Optical effects:Armin Gauss
Still photography:Benedikt Partenheimer
Lighting design:Tobias Vogel
Key grip:Clemens Bachmann
Editing:Benjamin Quabeck
Foley editor:Alexej Ashkenazy
Sound design:Ansgar Frerich, Clemens Becker
Sound:Sebastian Tesch
Foley artist:Florian Schneeweiß
Audio mixing:Florian Beck
Music:Anna Luca Rademacher, Lee Buddah, Oliver Bröcker
Participation:Dieter Deventer, Steffen Dittrich, Mark Steffan Gassner, Markus Knörringer, Florian Kummer, Elijah Mack, Matthias Ramoser, Quirin Rohleder, Gerhard Schlegel, Walter Strasser
Production company:pipelinepictures Lob GbR (München)
in co-production with:Die Basis GmbH Film- und Medienproduktion (Esslingen)
Producer:Björn Richie Lob, Tobias N. Siebert
Co-Producer:Florian Beck, Ansgar Frerich, Uwe Kiefer
Producer:Felix Hoch
Associate producer:Hendrik Hölzemann, Benjamin Quabeck, Eva Stadler
Unit production manager:Felix Hoch
Post-production:Die BASISberlin (DE)
Shoot:29.04.2006-30.11.2006: Tahiti, Frankreich, München, Sardinien, Bali
Current distributor:Prokino Filmverleih GmbH (München)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München)
Length:2618 m, 96 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.03.2010, 122236, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 27.06.2009, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 20.05.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Keep Surfing

Versions

Original

Length:2618 m, 96 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.03.2010, 122236, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 27.06.2009, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 20.05.2010
 

Awards

Filmfest München 2009
Publikumspreis