Introducing Lost Atlas

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Julian Wilson lobbies for screen time during the early filming for Lost Atlas.
Julian Wilson lobbies for screen time during the early filming for Lost Atlas.

 

The program for this evening is not new; you’ve seen this entertainment through and through. You’ve seen your birth, your life and death; you might recall all the rest, did you have a good world when you died? Enough to base a movie on?

 


Words by Travis Ferré
Photos by DJ Struntz

“People get wrapped up in the way a movie is ‘supposed’ to be,” Kai Neville told me recently. “They forget that it’s totally cool to just watch something and forget the way it’s supposed to be delivered or what story should be told.” He said this over a purple-mountain-cold Coors Light and a charcoal barbecue in Huntington Beach. A few days later he left for Mexico and began filming with Craig Anderson, Owen Wright and Dion Agius. By now you’re probably wondering what it’s going to be about. Figures.

“Let’s just say it’s a loose idea with room for improvisation. I don’t think a surf movie should be scripted,” Kai said. “That’s not really the way surfing is. This is the first project I’m producing myself and it’s scary. But we’re going to give the credit card a workout and keep it raw and real.”

Kai Neville where he's most effective — back behind a lens.
Kai Neville where he's most effective — back behind a lens.

 

To get your first glimpse of Lost Atlas, click here and peruse Kai’s new, interactive site — and join the youth on the run every month in the pages of SURFING Magazine.

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