Seea ambassador Leah Dawson shapes, surfs and creates music in the Canary Islands' moon-like landscape
San Clemente, CA (April 11, 2016)– Innovative women’s surfwear brand Seea teamed up with Milan-based director, Luca Merli’s Block10 Productions for LUNAR, a short film featuring Seea ambassador, Leah Dawson. In LUNAR, Dawson expresses her art — surfing, shaping and music — in the unique landscape of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.
Located off the coast of Morocco, the treeless horizon and windswell waves of Fuerteventura were a stark contrast to Dawson’s tropical home of Oahu, Hawaii. In this picturesque backdrop, director Luca Merli documented Dawson’s awe at experiencing the foreign land: feeling the dry soil under her bare feet, navigating new waves with expert grace, and shaping her second surfboard, “Smoothie 2.”
“In Fuerteventura, reality is unlike anywhere I’ve been before,” Dawson says. “It feels like the moon. The first day I arrived in the Canaries, I walked barefoot atop the worn lava grounds… Though sharp, walking dried lava requires awareness of every single step, making us stay present. I continued to walk barefoot as we explored the island because I felt energized from the ground.”
The eight-minute film premiered at the Barcelona Surf City Festival on April 9-10 and will be screened at several surf film festivals around the world throughout the summer.
“We have opportunities to connect on a spiritual level with locals involved in surfing, because eventually wherever you go, there's going to be someone in love with the ocean, just like you,” Dawson says. “Surfing shrinks the degrees of separation within its community, therefore connecting us further to this wide web of surfers around the globe…
Further, traveling to places so different from whence we came, gives us a fresh reality, an enhanced recognition of the vast variety our planet provides us… It was an incredible experience to connect with the local surf culture through this way, as well as participate in creating another lasting art piece to be enjoyed in-motion.”
Click HERE to share LUNAR via Vimeo and for full video credits.
Please use this link http://bit.ly/Seea_Lunar_2016 to download additional assets:
- Press Release PDF.
- Still images from the video by Mauro Ladu and Onde Nostre. Instagram credits: @mauro_ladu; @theseea, @leahloves, @ondenostre
- 15 second Instagram teaser clip. Instagram credits: @theseea, @leahloves, @ondenostre
Seea 2016 product featured in the film includes:
- The Riviera One-Piece in Panama
- The Solanas Surf Suit in Paradiso
- The Carmel 2mm neoprene Surf Suit
- The Tres Palmas Top and Balboa Leggings in Tie Dye
For more information about the film or to request interviews with Seea, Leah Dawson, or Onde Nostre, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fusing the elegance of retro design with modern, innovative cuts, fresh colors, and contemporary prints, Seea makes the most lovely swimsuits, bikinis, rashguards, and wetsuits, striking the perfect balance between function and style. Seea is based in San Clemente, CA and proudly made in the U.S.A. Visit theseea.com to view full collections.
About Block10 Productions
BLOCK10 is a project by Luca Merli named after the office at number 10 in China town where it all started called The Block. BLOCK10 is a collective, a space where ideas and passions are shared, but also a production company. It’s a boutique, an Atelier, a Tattoo Shop, a Barber Parlour, but mostly we do films. In the last decade we worked around the globe producing Films, ADV, Music Videos, Documentaries, Web and TV Series, with an eye to quality and avantgarde. Block10 has been producing several movies and shorts and the internationally acclaimed surf movie “Onde Nostre”, the web series “Ritratti di Surf” and the award-winning documentary “Peninsula”. Visit block10.it for more information.
**Images courtesy of Onde Nostre and Mauro Ladu.