BEHIND THE SHOOT
‘M O O D’

A SHORT SURF FILM
by
F R A N  M I L L E R

MOOD by FRAN MILLER | DRONE by HUNTER JOHNSTONFran Miller has recently submitted ‘MOOD’ to be judged in the Action category of The Surfing World Short Film Competition
— REELERS 2017 —
presented by Corona.

It has been received very favourably by the public, at just day one of submission, it has been ranking as the ‘most watched’ in the Action category & continuing to hold the position after entries have closed, thus far.

We’re chatting to Fran about what inspired her film
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 F R A N  M I L L E R  
‘M O O D’ 
A SHORT SURF FILM [An entrant in REELERS 2017] 

SHOWCASING THREE OF THE WORLDS TALENTED & UP COMING FEMALE LONGBOARDERS ROISIN CAROLAN, IVY THOMAS AND HALLIE ROHR. 

Fran Miller Short Film 'Mood' featuring Hallie Rohr Fran Miller Short Film 'Mood' featuring Roisin Carolan Corona presents REELERS 2017, the Surfing World short film competition, a global search for the freshest talent in surf movie making today.

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—  T U E S D A Y  T U N E S  —
t h e  d o o r s
 Waiting For The Sun 

tumblr_liswr44rfI1qfgrr3o1_500 “At first flash of Eden
We race down to the sea
Standing there on freedom’s shore…..”

The song is believed to be about the unattainable quest for the American Dream.
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To date we have had the pleasure of a talented bunch
of female Sea Gypsies who’ve featured in our
Citizens Of The Slide Interviews.
And until now no Sea Pirates to add some testosterone
to the mix. Enter Wisp aka
— CHRISTIAN  BARKER —
all burly and bearded. Something we noticed
from his recent McTavish
“Dedicated to the Craft” film is that he has soul, and is passionate about his surfing..

  C I T I Z E N S
O F  T H E  S L I D E
NOT SO ORDINARY CITIZENS INTERVIEW  

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The
A N C I E N T
ART of WAVE RIDING
with its Polynesian origins are thriving in the heart of Josie Prendergast.

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Her graceful footsteps hypnotise as they make their way lightly to the nose. Reminiscent of a sacred dance, caressing the tip of her McTavish underfoot, as the beauty of Wategos slides past in the background.
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T H E  D O O R S
‘BEFORE YOU SLIP INTO
UNCONSCIOUSNESS’
P L A Y L I S T
including the lyrically poetic
‘THE CRYSTAL SHIP’
A compilation of our favourite Doors arrangements along with the compelling lyrics and inspiration behind these iconic tracks.

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 —  J u k e b o x  —  
‘ H U R T ‘
a song written by Trent Reznor, first released on
Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 album
‘The Downward Spiral’.

In 2002 ‘H U R T’ was covered by JOHNNY CASH
to critical acclaim; it was one of Cash’s final hit releases before his death.
The song clearly includes references to self-harm and heroin addiction, although the overall meaning of the song is disputed. 

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K A S H M I R
L E D  Z E P P E L I N
Its only our all-time favourite Led Zepp song.
Actually, pretty much our all-time fav song.
FULL STOP.

For your listening pleasure…

UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 01: Photo of LED ZEPPELIN; L-R: John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham - posed, group shot, sitting on car bonnet - first photo session with WEA Records in London in December 1968. (Photo by Dick Barnatt/Redferns) All four members of Led Zeppelin have agreed that “Kashmir” is one of their best musical achievements. John Paul Jones suggested that it showcases all of the elements that made up the Led Zeppelin sound.
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—  J u k e b o x  —
‘DEVIL or ANGEL’
by  LOU DOILLON
Acoustic inspiration from the album
P L A C E S  

© Copyright 2012 CorbisCorporationFrench actress, model and now singer Lou Doillon the 31-year-old daughter of Jane Birkin and the half-sister of singer-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, spent her bohemian childhood entirely in the spotlight.
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J O N I  M I T C H E L L
INTERVIEWS
with CBC

 We’re somewhat besotted with Joni Mitchell, so we loved loved loved these Interviews on this multi-talented artistic force.

Joni Mitchell, Handsome Citizens, Musician, Woodstock, CBC Interviews The now 70 year old, talks about her ‘Woodstock Experience’ and is extremely candid with Jian Ghomeshi, the amiable interviewer.
Incredibly interesting, sharp as a tack; and clearly still enjoying a durrie or two. The sheer force of her presence is mesmerising..

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I N D I A N  S U M M E R 
Byron Bay’s current state: that unseasonably warm and dry Autumn weather that sees us spending afternoons at the beach, listening to tunes like this and holding off on snuggling into those winter layers, just yet.

Morrison Hotel, front window and The DoorsT h e  D o o r s
Indian Summer was one of the first songs the band recorded. They played it on a demo they’d recorded in 1965. It was finally released in 1970 on the album Morrison Hotel.
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J O S I E
P r e n d e r g a s t
X
C i t i z e n s
o f  t h e  S l i d e

We last spoke with Josie in December 2014; since then some life changing moments have transpired for this uber graceful wave dancer.

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 — T u e s d a y  T u n e s —
SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES  
  B O B  D Y L A N  
 was originally released in 1965. 
 It was Dylan’s first Top 40 hit in the U.S.

BOB DYLAN

 The first line is a reference to codeine distillation and politics of the time —
“Johnny’s in the basement mixing up the medicine / I’m on the pavement thinkin’ about the Government”…
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S T O N E  &  W O O D 
B R E W I N G
‘The Way It Should Be’
the new video created by Stone and Wood Brewing Company in their Spiritual home of Byron Bay.

Broken Head

Highlighting a slow pace of life in a creative coastal town famed for its beach culture and plentiful surf.
You can see how this trio of lads are pretty buzzed since they quit ‘working for the man’ & got back to basics handcrafting Ales on the beautiful shores of the Northern Rivers of NSW.
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“Words are my weapon but they’re also my ruin”

Seavera, Singer/Songwriter, Handsome Citizens, Not So Ordinary Citizens, Musician —  Not So Ordinary
Citizens Interview  —

Singer/Songwriter
T o r i  Z i e t s c h
of SEAVERA
chats to us about her inspirations; recently being featured on Triple J’s Unearthed; the release of Seavera’s debut Single ‘Caving’ and new project; the upcoming EP due to be recorded in Melbourne..

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— J u k e b o x —
JIMI HENDRIX
CASTLES MADE OF SAND

JimiJimi Hendrix was arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music. Hendrix helped usher in the age of psychedelia with his 1967 debut, ‘Are You Experienced?’ and the impact of his brief but meteoric career on popular music continues to be felt.

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— t u e s d a y  t u n e s —
T I N Y  D A N C E R
is a song by ELTON JOHN
with lyrics by writing partner Bernie Taupin.
“We came to California in the fall of 1970 and it seemed like sunshine just radiated from the populace,” Taupin says. “I guess I was trying to capture the spirit of that time…

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Exit Through
the Gift Shop
follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.
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T U E S D A Y  T U N E S
This humdinger

SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING
H O W L I N ‘  W O L F

Howlin.Wolf.handsomecitizensCHESTER ARTHUR BURNETT known as HOWLIN’ WOLF. Born on June 10 1910, in White Station, Mississippi was an influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. With a booming voice and looming physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists.

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 —  J u k e b o x  —
JONI MITCHELL
W O O D S T O C K

Joni Mitchell 3We are stardust, Billion year old carbon.
We are golden.
Caught in the devil’s bargain”
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