Watch: Echoes From a Silent World

Stu Nettle
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'Echoes From a Silent World' was Matt Kleiner's entry to this year's Lockdown Short Film Contest, a category of the London Surf Film Festival.

The concept for the entries was simple: Filmmakers had to take something old and make something new from the confines of their home. So you may get a sense of deja vu while watching this clip. It's all been seen before, just rearranged in other ways.

Says Matt: "While unable to work it was creatively therapeutic to dive into old hard drives and make something fresh that reflected the dream-like state of isolation.

"The title pays tribute to that brief moment in time where the outside world stood still in early 2020. The majority of the globe could only reminisce on what were becoming faint memories of life outside of the house as reality began to seem like a figment of our imagination.

"Rather than make something that got you excited to go surf, I wanted to make something unrealistic and dreamlike, saturated with colors and details from an ocean experience."

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P'tai commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 10:41am

I really enjoyed that, thanks.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 11:01am

How beautiful is the Australian coastline!

Cherish it people.

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Solitude commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 12:10pm

Yep.

Thanks guys.

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Spacecadet commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 12:59pm

Well that was different, a cross between a surf move and a David Attenborough documentary. Felt calm after watching it. Thanks

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NDC commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 2:34pm

Loved the coastline, always enjoy asher's surfing - left wanting more of that and a bit less stylised cinematography (even though it was beautiful) - and just tried to overlook the voiceover that ran fo the full first 50% of the clip with affected gibber... guess u can't please everyone with everything... or maybe I'm just grumpy today - supposedly good art polarises...

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Bungan33 commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 3:06pm

Well that was simply tops. Had to pause - so I can watch it tonight fulls screen in a darkened room with headphones on. Like meditating with my eyes open. Love the crossing of genres and art forms. Like those surrealist video art instalments you stumble into in art galleries.

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bipola commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 3:19pm

Doctor Who

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old-dog commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 4:20pm

Emerald green crystal clear water always does it for me, enjoyed it, even better if you lost all the hippy shit and edited it down to two mins. and added a bit of music.
Transends the pixels of the retina cortex, really? I reckon we all see the same shit.
Still a good little offering though, thanks. Cheers.

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evosurfer commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 5:41pm

Well that was boring and uninspiring.

IF im not surfing im racing

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Benny boo commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 9:01pm

hippy shit ?

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stanfrance commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 10:42pm

Love it

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scrotina commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 9:37pm

why is it that almost every modern surf film has around 1 minute of arty intro footage before any waves are ridden. it was novel years ago, but boring now.

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groovie commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 7:22am

Cocked hat rocks is a classic location & Asher's surfing is a beautiful flowing speed line that complements the environ it is set in.

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ken.vincent commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 10:57am

It's all just waves & particles man!, you need to just dig the frequency.

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Tim Bonython commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 2:59pm

Art in every shot. All TIME!

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DaWaveslave commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 5:34pm

life outside of the house as reality began to seem like a figment of our imagination.

"Rather than make something that got you excited to go surf, I wanted to make something unrealistic and dreamlike, saturated with colors and details from an ocean experience."

Well, I think you succeeded. I only wish it was longer.
Thank you all - really enjoyed it.

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regydogy commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 9:46am

what the fuck was that guy going on about , talking shit , byron bay shit soyboy wank

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Bob Hawke Surf Team commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 4:13pm

The mushies are good this season I guess...

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Craig commented Thursday, 13 Aug 2020 at 7:50pm

Insanely beautiful.