Let’s Be Frank (USA)
Director/Producer: Peter Hamblin
Frank James Solomon will let nothing get in the way of his dream of being a pro surfer. He battles waves, attacks problems head on and busts down barriers. His many complex facades are a source of intrigue for our narrator, an inquisitive aristocrat. Our conspirator guides us through mirrored worlds of fact and fiction, proposing wild theories and exposing a realm that lies somewhere between reality and what we are continuously told to believe. Let’s Be Frank draws together a cast of iconic surfers, including John John Florence, Jamie O’Brien and Pat O’Connell, with actors such as Cokey Falkow (Penny Dreadful) and Michael Redmond (Vikings), to tell a genre busting, multi-layered story of big wave hold downs, back street beat-downs and North Shore show-downs. Up-and-coming Director Peter Hamblin has produced a trademark visual feast combining stunning cinematography with a fast-paced, edgy storyline. Juxtaposing a stylized 50’s colour palette with the crisp clarity of the coastal landscapes from South Africa’s Cape Town to a Mexican Pipeline, the gnarly North Shore of Hawaii to the Irish seaside resort of Bundoran, this feature film takes you on a journey across the globe and to the edge of reality.