When Lee-Ann and Bianca approached me to make a short surf film for them I wanted to do something different; something with meaning. ‘The sound of Silence’ is a film about discovery through disconnecting from day to day information at our fingertips, instant gratification and chaos; Its a film about adventure in its purest form. We decided to fly french Lee-Ann down to South Africa to join Bianca on a road trip through the Eastern Cape’s tretourous wild coast, the 'Transkei’ in search of something different; the feeling of being truly lost... and of course plenty uncrowded waves and secret spots. I took away their mobile devices and any other connections to the outside world, gave them a map and the mission to make it through the Transkei connecting with the earth beneath their feet and locals around them in search of the feeling of raw adventure. Myself, Gareth Kaatze, Dale Staples, Dan Greebe and Chris Mace trailed behind them to capture this experience in order to create a film and inspire others to travel off the grid. The girls traveled throughout the Transkei for 10 days and filming only took place there. A special thanks goes out to Chris Mace for project managing the entire shoot.
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