Emocean started out as a surf film but quickly turned into something so much more than wild waves and barrel rides. This is a documentary with soul; a salty blend of stories by the eclectic assortment of people sharing tales of adventure, adrenaline, inspiration, love and loss and their relationship with the ocean. Emocean is a beautiful ride to countless coastal locations. Some are well-known like Hawaii’s Pipeline and California’s Mavericks and others are remote spots tucked high up in North West Australia and deep in South Australia.
This film is underpinned by inspiring surfing but is not just for the barrel-hungry, it is also a story of the sea pieced together via experiences from surfers, filmers, fishermen and marine scientists and watermen. Emocean was filmed over three years and has been independently produced by Tony Harrington and edited by Trinity Ludlow-Hudson. Director and filmmaker Tony “Harro” Harrington explains:
“Everyone who surfs, dives, swims or spends anytime close to the ocean has their own special connection. There is a power within the waves and below the water’s surface that draws us all in, fuels us and nurtures us. The stories in the film are mainly about how time in the water makes people feel. It’s also about respect for the marine environment and its creatures and why as surfers we are drawn to this mystical, powerful and special place on our planet that is our oceans.”