Now - A Movie By Analog

Stu Nettle
The Depth Test

Oh God I feel old...

On the cemetery side of thirty and already I'm on the long slide. Out of touch too; like Perry Hatchett, booted from the Head Judge position cause he didn't understand hi-fi surfing. Well, let me tell you, I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems scary and weird.

None of us, not Perry Hatchett, not Grandpa Simpson, not me, not anyone over thirty, will fully appreciate Now, the latest movie by Analog.

Now is the first biopic for Chippa Wilson, the white-haired, well-inked fella from Cabarita. Chippa, a white boy who really can jump, fills his thirty minutes with spins, tweaks and grabs in every possible variation.

Followed around the world by young filmmaker, Riley Blakeway, the duo stop in at New Zealand, Panama and California (plus one or two other locations I can't identify) to launch and tweak and spin. Along the way they're joined by Dion Agius, Thom Pringle and Dillon Perillo, all of whom can also jump.

Dialogue is at a minimum, as it should be in films such as this. A biopic is, after all, a resume of sorts for the featured surfer and Chippa ain't hired for his eloquence.

Despite its cutting edge title and talent Blakeway uses a bleached, cross-processed effect to give Now a faded, home-film feel while the brittle and melodic sounds of garage rock (Frowning Clouds, No Monster Club) provide the soundtrack. The packaging looks familiar while the content is anything but.

Forget what they say about Forever Young, it's a fairytale to make old pricks feel relevant. Between the past and the present - between then and Now - is a line drawn in the sand, and it's only young blokes, like Chippa and Blakeway here, who can cross it.

Swellnet has ten copies of Now to give away. Just watch this clip and guess how many airs are in it then leave your name below. The ten folk that get closest win the film. It's better than jellybeans!

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nikitablackstock commented Monday, 13 Dec 2010 at 5:22am

25 airs :)
nikita blackstock

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lostasock commented Monday, 13 Dec 2010 at 5:26am

Mmmm, 26.

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mindsurfer commented Monday, 13 Dec 2010 at 5:34am

Um.. 26

"Think it, Feel it, Do it!" - Rasta's Dad, Blue Horizon

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coop1 commented Monday, 13 Dec 2010 at 6:12am

20
Cooper mowad

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dudoctor commented Monday, 13 Dec 2010 at 6:26am

24 airs Jarrod Duus

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stuz commented Monday, 13 Dec 2010 at 6:57am

28 I reckon.

Stu

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freeride76 commented Monday, 13 Dec 2010 at 7:52am

Not sure but it was a heccers little trailer.

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darrylj1963 commented Monday, 13 Dec 2010 at 7:57am

26 I think

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ryder commented Monday, 13 Dec 2010 at 9:43am

Watch the first 10 minutes, rewind, then watch again, rewind, and then watch one more time. Don't take 30 minutes out of your life watching this dribble when it can be done in 10. So repetitive and predictable. Then again, i'm also on the wrong side of 30 to appreciate this NOW kind of surfing.

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squeegypop commented Monday, 13 Dec 2010 at 2:00pm

20

squeegypop

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kieru commented Monday, 13 Dec 2010 at 11:40pm

30 including 2 on a skateboard and the little girl (she was way coolest) ...... wheeeeew!

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abc-od commented Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 at 12:06am

25?

and if that's not right then 28.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 at 12:41am

Sorted. Just sent emails to everyone from Nikita to Abc-OD, can you check them when you get a moment?

I counted about 26 airs but the criteria was pretty loose (kickflips? duffed landings?), and like Kieru, I thought the young girl was definitely the coolest.

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alrighty93 commented Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 at 3:37am

28 man. That shit was gnarly man.

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brettmk commented Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 at 2:31am

26 i reckon, sick as!!

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johnny71 commented Monday, 20 Dec 2010 at 10:26pm

24

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stinka commented Monday, 3 Jan 2011 at 7:16am

27
lachie pink

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charlierthomas commented Monday, 3 Jan 2011 at 12:05pm

23

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bkirton489 commented Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 at 12:00pm

26

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stunet commented Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 at 8:53pm

C'mon stop, read the comments people! Thanks to everyone for entering but the first 10 winners were decided back on December 14th.

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gjn_au commented Monday, 14 Mar 2011 at 9:27am

24

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killvan-com commented Monday, 14 Mar 2011 at 10:20pm

Do the Nathan Fletcher Analogue film, that thing is so 90's metal it's all time.

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