Derek Dunfee is many things. He is a professional surfer, a big wave rider, well-spoken, handsome, stylish. I am only three of these things and jealous. Derek Dunfee, though, has added “auteur” to his list. His short film, SHVDE, is a high-concept art/surf film that involves strippers, old Cadillacs, murdering strippers, barrels. Tattoos.
I tell you, even through teeth gritted in envy, to pour yourself a whisky, neat, sit down, turn off the lights, and watch it in its entirety. This film deserves your time. It is art. It is surf. And I will have to win a Pulitzer Prize to outshine Derek Dunfee now. Game on. –Chas Smith