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The Man & The Sea
Derek Hynd
Film Club

The Man & The Sea

Director Andrew Kaineder creates an exhilarating portrait of one of Australia's great authentic surfers, Derek Hynd.
5th Jan 2023

Each month, we show you a short film that’s moved us beyond the day – meaningful stories that inspire us to pause, think and feel. 

What does surfing teach us about what it means to be alive? For Derek Hynd, it’s a feeling of aliveness and a connectivity to nature, in this month’s #FilmClub.

Shot in winter 2015 over two weeks at Jeffrey’s Bay, Director Andrew Kaineder creates an exhilarating portrait of one of Australia’s great authentic surfers.

“Who knows why we’re here. It’s whatever turns you on. Whatever makes you happy. That’s the essence.”

WINNER – Reelers Surfing World Short Film Competition 2016
WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT – Best Short Fest 2016
WINNER BEST SHORT FILM – Surf at Lisbon Film Festival 2016
HONORABLE MENTION – San Diego Surf Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Noosa Surf FIlm Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Byron Bay Surf Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Canary Islands Surf Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Madrid Surf Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Patagonia Santa Monica film festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Vagabonde Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Mindie, Miami International Film Festival, June 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Kona Surf Film Fest 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sydney World Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Best Independents International Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Lisbon International Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Wavescape Surf Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Florida Surf Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2017

Director/Cinematographer – Andrew Kaineder
Editor – Jai Rakic
Music – Drew Innocend