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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Surfers' Blood
Savage Cinema
Patrick Trefz
Foto: Asier Garmendia
Jannifer Imig, Patrick Trefz
Foto: Asier Garmendia
Patrick Trefz
Foto: Asier Garmendia
Patrick Trefz
Foto: Asier Garmendia
Patrick Trefz, Victor De le Reu
Foto: Asier Garmendia
Patrick Trefz
Foto: Asier Garmendia
Takuji Masuda
Foto: Pablo Gómez
Patrick Trefz
Foto: Pablo Gómez

Surfers' Blood tells the universal story of true individuals that share deep bloodlines connected to the sea. From the old world fishing history of the rugged Basque Coast via oar and surfboard shaper Patxi Oliden, to the modern metropolis of San Francisco and the eccentric computer shapes of Apple fame designer Thomas Meyerhoffer. A Sonoma Valley Art Museum that exhibits hydrodynamic surfboards via avant-garde curator Richard Kenvin, to 3 time Mavericks big wave champ Darryl 'Flea' Virostko's struggle to overcome an almost fatal meth addiction and the bittersweet loss that came with it.


Patrick Trefz (Düsseldorf, Germany, 1970) lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. He is a director, producer and photographer and is widely acclaimed for two feature-length documentary films, Thread (2007) and Idiosyncrasies (2010). He has directed multiple music videos, commercials and shorts. As a photographer, his work has appeared in publications including Surfer, Big, Geo and The New York Times. He is the author of Santa Cruz: Visions of Surf City (SolidPublishing, 2002), Thread (PowerHouse, 2009), and Surfers' Blood (PowerHouse Books, 2012).

Patrick Trefz
Patrick Trefz
Solid Publishing
Patrick Trefz
343, Soquel Ave, No.156
Santa Cruz (CA)
Patrick Trefz
Matt Volla
Unai Azkune, Lee-Ann Curren, And Hod, James Gardner
Xabi Agote, Patxi Oliden, Kepa Acero. Thomas Meyerhoffer, Josh Mulcoy, Noi Kaulukukui, Richard Kenvin, Darryl 'Flea' Virostko, Shawn 'Barney' Barron
HDCAM Standard
Running Time
60 m.
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