The director of one of the more ambitious films in surfing Under an Arctic Sky is back with a dazzling new movie featuring an Icelandic photographer who nearly drowned under a waterfall.
Chris Burkard is a master cinematographer and if you've not already seen Under an Arctic Sky we highly recommend you do so. Now, new movie called UNNUR will be streaming tomorrow for free either on Billabong's FB page, or Chris' own page - on Tuesday 22 and then again for European audiences at on 10am on the 23rd.
“Elli Thor is an Icelandic photographer, surfer, and former kayaker. A decade ago Elli nearly drowned under a waterfall while kayaking a challenging Icelandic river,” he says. “The near death experience became a catalyst for personal growth and his professional career. After walking away from kayaking, a newfound passion for surfing and the birth of his daughter Unnur gave him a new perspective worth living for.
“Often as a director you make a film about the most important things going on in your life through someone else’s eyes. For me the story of Elli Thor raising his daughter as a single parent is something near and dear to me.
“Growing up in a single parent home I watched my own mom balance the risks of raising me in a way that would allow me to carve my own path while not passing on an inherent fear of the unknown. This film is for everyone who hopes to raise kids and share with them the places and experiences they cherish most. It is a tribute to the complicated world of parenthood.”
Hit play on the trailer above.