What started as an email that dropped into our inbox on a misty Monday morning and ended up as a short film that manages to capture what Fatum stands for. Want to know more? First watch this…
Thomas and the film crew contacted Gero and asked him how he would fancy being part of a project that would help explain Fatum to the world via the medium of a short video. The film would focus on Antonio Duarte, a team rider for Fatum, who is gearing up to make it to the big time. Thomas wanted to also showcase the various parts of construction that make up the manufacturing process of Fatums boards, the knowledge, and experience that Gero and the other members of the team bring to the final product.
Behind the Scenes
When Thomas and the guys arrived, they had three days to get all the pictures and video they would need. The surf forecast was ominous and we (the team in the factory) were wondering how it was all going to be possible. That was until we saw these guys at work.
I have done a fair bit of amateur filming, photography and writing in my time but to watch these guys was just astounding. They knew what they needed to do and never seemed to get in the way of our ‘business as usual’ in the factory. They all had a lack of knowledge of surfing and the industry, we could tell that, but they learned so fast. In an industry that is difficult to understand at the best of times these guys sucked it all up and came up with gold.
We all had a great time with the guys including Antonio Duarte who put in a massive amount of work, going in and out of the water, holding, sitting and doing what he was told in the baltic conditions.
A huge thanks to Thomas, Marco and Alexander.
If you are interested more in the guys and what they can do get in contact with them here:
Thomas Thiele @jttplus, Marco Fischer @marcofischerstudio and Alexander Michel @alexmichel25