No Static in the Stars is a unique montage of music, art and surf dedicated to the vast and infinite beauty of the sea. Created by film virtuoso Andrew Kidman (Litmus, Glass Love and The Spirit of Akasha) and Aaron Curnow of Spunk Records, the project marries 14 short films inspired by the sea with a stirring overlay of music from the likes of Cass Mccombs, Fazerdaze, Ty Segall, Smog, The Middle East and Tiny Ruins among others.
Combined with easy on the eye surfing from Craig Anderson, Ryan Burch and the colourful characters that make up aussie band WASH; fronted by Creed McTaggart (bass, vocals), Ellis Erickson (guitar) and Beau Foster (drums) as well as perspectives from accomplished artists Peter Halasz and Nicholas Harding, No Static in the Stars is sure to appeal to both surfers and non-surfers alike.
Following on from Andrew and Aaron’s previous collaboration in Last Hope (2009), their sequel evidently moves on in a slightly different direction, away from the ‘good old days’ of surfing, while at the same time still experimenting with whimsically appealing water shots, moody cross-fades and soulful music scores. The producers alongside an array of notable filmmakers including Richard Kenvin, Mick Waters, Ava Warbrick, Ryan Thomas and Monty Webber (just to name a few) elevate the traditional surf film even more so into an artistic vision that dives deeper into the heart of surfing’s subculture. / Emerson Huuk