Watch: Laurie Towner // Simple Things
You may have noticed the trend towards longer online clips. The era of the three-minute banger is over and filmmakers are expanding their purview, adopting different rhythms, and allowing the audience to settle in for a longer ride. It's a welcome change.
Truth be told, the crew at needESSENTIALS had been pushing that barrow for a while. A quick flick through their back catalogue shows viewing time up in the teens and twenties - that's 'War and Peace' territory as far as surf clips are concerned.
They continue the trend here with 'Simple Things', an extended clip on everybody's favourite tiler, Laurie Towner, set to backing tracks by some favourites from the fellas at needs: Mick Turner, Headland, and Kikagaku Moyo.
Produced by needESSENTIALS
Cinematography - Nathan Henshaw and Ishka Folkwell
Water Cinematography - Nathan Henshaw
Additional Cinematography - Myles Carroll