Dirk and Decker Brandts in prep for their starring roles...
California mat riders -- our film making colleague Tim Ciasto is coming to visit California from Jan. 3-19, 2018.
He'll stay with me (Dirk Brandts) in Santa Barbara, but also make some jaunts up and down the coast. He wants to film mat surfing and interview mat riders while he's here. I would like to plant the idea of a mat meet during that window, and ideally hold it at one of the right points in my area. The winter groundswells haven't been happening like they should this year, but it could happen. Fingers crossed! Let me know in the comments if you'd like to join in.
We also are working on some planned shoots. We need about 6 to 15 characters in black wetsuits to help recreate a band of hunter-gatherers. This would involve 2 sunrise sessions, one on the coast here in SB, and one inland in a dry stone landscape nearby -- in other words, 2 separate mornings. If you can't make it to both, no worries. No budget for this, since this is a non-commercial passion project, but it will be quick, easy, and probably pretty funny once it's done. Comment if this seems interesting, and I'll add more details as it comes together next week.