As you wake in the pre dawn, you slowly become aware of your surroundings. With wisps of dreams from a long and fitful sleep, you realize with mounting excitement that your dream is in fact a reality, and that the day ahead of you is yours to do with as you please in the tropical paradise/playground that currently surrounds you.
You lie still with your eyes closed and savour the pre-dawn moments, sounds and smells. You become aware of the gentle rocking of your bunk as the boat sways at anchor, timed perfectly with the gentle creak of the fruit hammock in the galley. The familiar and pleasant ache of your body stands testament to the five sunny hours spent in perfect aquamarine waves the previous day.
It is time to get up. You roll out of bed, pull on your board shorts and climb the steps up the companionway. The splendor of the surroundings before you makes you gasp. You look around you and allow yourself to be immersed in the purity of the moment: The boom of surf crashing on the outer reefs tells you that the swell has picked up since yesterday, as is evident by the increased surge in the lagoon of the atoll and the push of water up the beach. You wonder how the spot you discovered yesterday would handle the increased swell size and shiver with anticipation as you mind-surf overhead tubular perfection.
What will today bring?
This is our adventure.
TIDELINES DOCUMENTARY TEAM
FILM MAKER BIOGRAPHIES
ANDREW NAYSMITH is an award-winning filmmaker and freelance producer. Since graduating from the Art Institute of Vancouver, he has worked on six continents capturing pictures, producing films and documenting stories. He attended the Gulf Island Film and Television School’s Independent Media Producer’s Program where he now mentors students and is also an Apple certified Final Cut Pro editor; a credential he received from The Edit Center in New York.
Andrew’s work has been featured with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), Outdoor Life Network (OLN), Discovery Channel, Wall Street Journal as well as several international film festivals. Andrew founded Oak Bay Johnny Productions in 2004 and currently lives with his wife and son in Victoria, British Columbia. TideLines is his first feature-length documentary.
ARWEN HUNTER and somethingsomething studios has pushed the boundaries of non-fiction storytelling. Arwen Hunter has heralded projects that have taken her from the centre of the vast Pacific Ocean to crossing Canada at 500ft in a bush plane. She has produced projects for History Television, the Lifetime Network, CBC North and Victoria’s Chek Television often interviewing A-list talent including Harrison Ford and Kim Bassinger. The controversial documentary “Petals” debuted and was nominated in its category at the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam – the world’s largest documentary film festival.
Arwen’s client list has included the Ministry of Agriculture, Tourism Vancouver Island, Transport Canada, Viking Air, the PHSA First Nations Health Council and work with high-end agencies such as Copeland and Redbird Communications. Arwen has crossed Vancouver Island countless times with Gamut by car, train, plane, helicopter, sailboat and even traditional cedar canoe. While at Gamut, Arwen assisted in filming a Potlach, a Powow, a Canoe Journey, an entire Treaty Process, and enjoyed extensive travels to cultural tourism destinations- all the while developing a deep respect for the culture and traditions of Canada’s first peoples.