Here's something that's a real feast for the senses. Engrained has been filmed over the past 18 months, across Ireland, Scotland, Tasmania, Aussie outback and east coast.
It traces the path back home for Aussie south coast ripper Brett Burcher, who actually wrote the script and scenes for this film while close mate Darcy Ward was at the director helm. It features a whole load of recognisable locales (and some that aren't) spread across both sides of the globe.
There's footage shot from other legends as well, the likes of Andrew Kaineder, Clem McInerney, Talon Clemow, Max Zappas, Simon Treweek, Tim Bonython, Dave Fox. And the surfing talent features; Brett Burcher, Russ Bierke, Sean Mawson, Louie Hynd, Elliot Marshall, Paul Morgan, Nath Bartlett, Khy Hoole and Glen McDonald.
“Darcy and I have been good mates and worked closely together for 5 years and what began as a simple back and forth of ideas, eventually grew into something we set our minds too bringing alive,” says Brett. “We began filming and let the ideas, narrative and locations naturally evolve and come together as we set about chasing the waves and experiences we wanted to pursue.
“Our main objective for the development of Engrained was to combine and portray our passions, Darcy's ‘filmmaking’ and my ‘writing’, through our love for the ocean and all things that are engrained into it.
“We wanted to invite the audience to perhaps reflect on their relationship, or deeper understanding with or about the ocean, a particular location or anything at all they are passionate about. Writing the text for the narration instilled an emotional connection and doubled as a representation of the underlying beauty and appreciation we both have for the locations and experiences attached to each trip.
“The film was entirely planned, written, created and produced by Darcy and myself. The whole process of the movie took over 18 months, filming, sourcing the narrators, finding the perfect music and piecing it all together. The text for each section was written during or after every trip to try and capture the essence of what we had just experienced or were feeling at that particular moment.”
And you can watch it all, for free, by hitting play in the vid above. It's 21 minutes of sure worthy viewing.