A Semi Search for Now-Ness by Thomas Campbell & Dan Malloy
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Thomas Campbell and Dan Malloy recount some of their experiences from the filming of the movie Sprout. Thomas opens with some observations on the state of American culture and the fragmented nature of our lives. After the logistical hardships one might expect when taking seventeen surfboards most of the way around the world, the whole crew arrives in Ceylon to spend twenty uncomplicated days surfing and adjusting to rhythms of the local culture. From Ceylon, Thomas and Dan head to Paris where they meet up with professional skateboarders Ed Templeton and Rick McCrank who are setting up an art show. After a few days Dan and Thomas are motivated to escape the city and find waves. After a quick flight to Morocco, they are right back to visiting a culture vastly different than their own, enjoying the waves that the country has to offer.