It's always exciting to see new surf films, especially on the big screen. Last Thursday night, Gorge Performance in Portland showed Steve Clevelend's new movie, "A Paradigm Shift" to a stoked crowd. The turnout was great, and The Surfrider Foundation made a little money from Beer Donations. All in all, it seemed like a successful event.
I've seen some of Mr. Cleveland's past films, and to be honest, they weren't really my style. I was pleasantly surprised with this one, though. It was somewhat of a paradigm shift for his filmmaking, I think, as well as showing the change in surf culture as a whole. The film shows some of the same talented people that are in many other films--Alex Knost, Joel Tudor, Tyler Warren, Kassia Meador, Dane Peterson, Harrison Roach, etc. But it also showed some other less exposed people like JJ Wessels and Leah Dawson, for example. He travelled to Australia, Hawaii, Micronesia, California, and Mexico to make the film.
We have the movie in stock, so come by to check it out next time you're around.
I don't have photos that directly relate to the film, but I believe he was filming in Noosa when I was over in Australia a couple of years ago. So, here are a few photos of some of the people that are in the movie, at one of the surf breaks that is shown. The photos are of Alex Knost, Kassia Meador, Joel Tudor, and Harrison Roach surfing a beautiful, hollow point break.