ON SHOW: Angourie surfer and videographer Monty Webber. Photo: Marco Magasic
ON SHOW: Angourie surfer and videographer Monty Webber. Photo: Marco Magasic

Monty’s movies on Rise again as filmmaker wins major award

THE second generation of Angourie surfers will be on display at the Yamba Bowling Club, featured in Angourie filmmaker Monty Webber's 2001 film Rise.

Mr Webber said it showed local surfers Jeremy Walters, Woody Jack, Navrin Fox, Dave McDonald, Will Webber and Baddy Treloar arguably in their prime.

"As soon as I saw it on my TV screen, I thought I have to show this," Mr Webber said.

"There is shooting through trees and with other interesting objects instead of just close-ups of waves.

"Towards the end there is a part John Webber shot in 1977 of Michael Peterson winning his last pro event, the Stubbies at Burleigh Heads in Queensland."

Mr Webber said the hour-long movie was one of the last of the soul movies before the end of independent surf film making.

"Now we live in a period were people throw them away before they even look at them," he said.

"That was unimaginable for me as a kid. We used to catch the bus after school to watch Ride the Wild Waves over again.

"Today it is noticeable the attention span of people is shortened, but Rise holds your attention for one hour."

Rise is showing on Wednesday January 14 at 8pm at the Yamba Bowling Club.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12.

The showing of Rise comes off the back of Monty Webber's Yew - Australia and New Zealand Short Film Festival first place for Journey On, a documentary on Shane Herring's disappearance from the surfing scene.

Mr Webber won $1000 and a gift pack, including a camera hire gift card which he plans to use to make a film for Tropfest.

Journey On will also be entered into short film festivals across, Europe, USA and South Africa.

"I was stoked to win. I think Shane Herring's story really resonated," he said.



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