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The Church of the Open Sky
The enduring connection between sea and self
Award-winning indie filmmaker, Nathan Oldfield (The Heart and the Sea SWIFF'16) returns with his sea soaked celebration of life and the universal power of surfing.
An endearing representation of the surfing experience, The Church of the Open Sky also offers transformative stories from the psyche of surfers, adding another dimension of human connectivity to this free and inclusive sacred playground. A self-taught filmmaker, Oldfield has developed his own unique sense for composition, light play and texture over his 15-year career, that gives his films a genuine vibrancy, highlighting the shared human experience of stoke and awe.
Shot on location in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka, the film features Dave Rastovich, Lauren Lindsey Hill, Tom Wegener, Belinda Baggs, CJ Nelson, Alex Knost, Johnny Abegg, Neal Purchase Jr, Jasson Salisbury, Devon Howard and many more.