Congratulations to BA (Hons) Film graduate Tom German, whose final major project 'Somewhere Else' has been shortlisted for the 4th annual London Surf / Film Festival.
The London Surf / Film Festival is an annual event showcasing international surfing’s best feature films and documentaries, as well as the pick of short film productions from Britain’s leading surf filmmakers.
'Somewhere Else' is an observational portrait of the surfer John Eldridge, and the final major project of Tom’s film degree. Inspired by the works of cult magazines Desillusion Magazine and What Youth, the film is a collaborative exploration of the subcultures that fill John’s life. "The film examines elements of surfing, board shaping and motorbike customisation," says Tom. "More specifically, I wanted to look at how living in England has impacted being part of these subcultures and the struggles that come with it.
"Getting recognition from the London Surf / Film Festival was rad. I'm looking forward to seeing my film showcased alongside other like-minded filmmakers."
The London Surf / Film Festival win rounds off a successful academic year for Tom, 24. In November 2013 Tom’s short film 'The Sprawl' was screened at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, in the Artist Film category. In June the Guardian selected Tom as 'one to watch' as part of their 2014 degree show coverage. This year he also became the creative force behind our Gallery Shorts series, filming interviews with visiting artists and curators for upcoming exhibitions at the college. Check out his handy work here.
Interested in seeing what the London Surf / Film Festival is all about? Tickets go on sale this month. For further information visit the festival website here.