Last Hope

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Last Hope
Directed by Aaron Curnow
Starring Albert Falzon, Jon Frank, Monty Webber, Richard Kenvin, Patrick Trefz, Michele Lockwood, Andrew Kidman
Production company Aaron Curnow
Release date 2009
Running time 1 hour 26 minutes
Language English

Last Hope is a series of sixteen original short films compiled by Andrew Kidman (Glass Love/Litmus) and Spunk Records.

Andrew Kidman chose six of his favorite surfing filmmakers to create short films that were inspired by the sea. The filmmakers include Albert Falzon (Morning Of The Earth), Jon Frank (Litmus), Monty Webber, Michelle Lockwood (Kids) and American underground surf filmmakers Patrick Trefz (Thread) and Richard Kenvin (Hydrodynamica). Kidman also provides four special cuts of his own.

The filmmakers created their short films to music that includes Smog, Sufjan Stevens, Mogwai, My Morning Jacket, Dirty Three, Holly Throsby, Vetiver, Bonnie Prince Billy, The Brown Birds From Windy Hill and Machine Translations. The quality of songs by these recording artists combined with the infinite beauty of the sea is something breathtaking to say the least. Add to this the unique style of each filmmaker, bringing to life with these wonderful songs what they are trying to articulate.

The result is at times emotional, sometimes harrowing, thoughtful, funny and heartfelt. The viewer is left stunned by the vastness of the ocean and the depth of emotion in the music.

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