28 October, 2015 28 October, 2015

True Colours and Wooden Bones (Zag Shorts)

We’re well in to Leg 4 of Zag Shorts – our short movie competition supported by GoPro – and once again we’ve received a number of epic entries into this month’s leg. We’ve already shown you the excellent ‘Discovering Durban’ by Marck Botha, mind-blowing big wave surfing in ‘Reverie’ by Josh Rowe, and the skills of ‘Bevan Willis’ in Graeme Brunt’s epic short. Now let’s take a look at two more new entries:


True Colours – by Alan Stuart

True Colours by Alan Stuart documents the art and surf-based upliftment program that is taking place in Cape Town, whereby underprivileged children are given the opportunity to paint colourful murals together in their surrounding community. The artwork is then photographed and used for board designs, generating money that is fed straight back into the program – essentially helping these children raise funds for their respective communities.

Next we introduce ‘Wooden Bones’ by Dougal Paterson. Along with Rash Ferguson and renowned water photographer, Sacha Specker, Kommetjie local and big wave charger, Dougal Paterson, tell the story of wooden surfboard shaper, Patrick Burnett. Wooden Bones features a dream-like mix of visuals and a score to match, following the creative process from the shaping bay, to paddling out and riding a hand-shaped wooden board.


Wooden Bones – by Dougal Paterson

Both these videos, as well as the five other epic entries we’ve received in October, are all in line for this month’s prize of a GoPro Hero, SD card and Handler. Should they take out the Leg 5 win, they’ll also be among the eight monthly finalists in line for the grand prize that includes R20 000 cash and a spot on an upcoming Zigzag surf trip, which they’ll get to document.

Go to zagshorts.co.za to view all the entries and vote for your favourite, or to upload your own epic short movie.

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