PORTRAIT OF A SURFER is a short film directed by James Cunningham.
The film combines elements of revealing documentary, intimate filmed portrait and an experimental short film. Set against the a beautiful landscape Western Australian coast, PORTRAIT OF A SURFER showcases the talent and spirit of local Perth surfer Kieran Leighton. The film playfully blurs the boundaries between performance and reality, adding a layers of authenticity to the film's sometimes non-linear narrative. Leighton portrays himself in the film, further blurring the lines between identity and the characters we embodies in life.
In pushing the boundaries of storytelling, PORTRAIT OF A SURFER offers an innovative and immersive film-watching experience. It invites viewers to contemplate the intersection of art and reality, challenging preconceived notions of popular filmmaking. PORTRAIT OF A SURFER is a thought-provoking exploration of surf culture and the human experience.