Unglued Vacation is the brainchild of Olivia Williams, 17 year old surf videographer and founder of Rare Visuals. We asked her about the story behind the film:
“Well, firstly, my mom questioned whether “Unglued” was even a word, and I honestly have no idea, but it suited the movie. A bunch of us traveled to Christchurch, and we had a few days to free surf and meet up with legends like Cam Haylock, Minnie Robberds and Ambrose Mcneil. I was always planning to make a movie from the footage I took, but I ended up having too much of a blast over there, and really didn’t get out and shoot much at all.
Luckily, Kieran Harris from OuterPathFilms called me up and sent through some footage he wasn’t using, The editing was on and off over a long period of time … I didn’t really know what outcome I was going for, but I guess it worked!”
The Official Selection of the 2017 Noosa Surf Film Festival, Unglued Vacation is exactly what it sounds like – a cut-together, salty mess of iconic New Zealand landscape, bare asses, shaky-cam roadtrips and a surf sequence set to a soundtrack that just sinks straight through your heart.
Liv’s pretty cool. So’s the vid. Ten minutes to fall in love, I guarentee.