Award winning British filmmaker Chris McClean thrives when pushing boundaries. Monday 2nd September will see Chris breaking new ground once again with his latest film Urchin Howlwhich premieres exclusively through Instagram – a first for a surf film. Urchin Howlwill roll out through the platform across seven days with a new 15 second episode presented daily at 12.00 GMT. Showcasing North Sea barrels, grinding Irish point breaks, hollow Central American beachies and gnarly Scottish Slabs, it features the talents of some of the most exciting names in European surfing: Kepa Acero, Fergal Smith, Freddie Meadows, Gabe Davies, Nico Von Rupp and Reubyn Ash.
“I like the idea of presenting surf film through a variety of formats, from the live cinematic experience with an audience, to the challenge of short format digital bytes,” explains Chris. “It was an idea I was thinking would work with a series of teasers for various projects, but ended up really liking how it looked. I threw the idea to CJ Mirra, he came back with the killer track that worked well with the choppy quirky style, so we ran with it. It's awkward but that’s what I like about it.”
Chris McClean exploded onto the world stage in 2011 with his short film Uncommon Ideals. Capturing the frigid delights of the North Sea through sublime cinematography, evocative poetry and a haunting soundtrack from UNKLE, it swept all before it on the film festival circuit. In February this year his follow up Beyond the Scarsbeamed the Doggerland project into the homes of the masses via terrestrial TV.
Watch the URCHIN HOWL teaser: http://instagram.com/p/djiZexmJ-m/
Series launches Monday 2nd September at 12. 00 GMT.