Brilliant Corners is a celebration of life and off-the-beaten-track places, documenting emerging surf cultures, celebrating positives in often miss-represented locations and discussing critical issues of sustainability within surfing communities and surfing environments.

Brilliant Corners is a processional surf adventure series of 52 minute long documentaries directed and presented by travel writer, explorer and former European Longboard champion, Sam Bleakley. Travelling with his longboard in tow, Sam uses surfing to get under the skin of the coastlines and cultures he visits. Through interviews, narrative and beautifully filmed surfing sequences in extreme destinations, Sam celebrates surfing as dance and discovers the landscape, the art, the food, the music and the characters.

Micro budget series using minimum resources and a small crew.
Edited in St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, Nov 2016 - Feb 2018 for Wave

Additional Artwork/Titles/Credits/Editing: James Stuart at Lightbox Inc

 

FCPX / Logic X

‘Brilliant Corners Ghana' (HD 52 mins)

Shot on Sony FS700 & Sony A7R II.
DOP: Felix Gaensicke

Directed, written and presented by Sam Bleakley.

‘Brilliant Corners Mauritania' (HD 52 mins)

Shot on a Sony A7R II/RX-100
DOP: Jack Johns

Directed, written and presented by Sam Bleakley

‘Brilliant Corners Oman’ (HD 52 mins)

Shot on RED Scarlet and GoPro in 4K.
DOP:  Morgan Lowndes.

Directed, written and presented by Sam Bleakley.

‘Brilliant Corners Philippines' (HD 52 mins)

Shot on RED Epic Dragon in 4K.
DOP: Greg Dennis

Directed, written and presented by Sam Bleakley.

‘Brilliant Corners Sierra Leone’ (HD 52 mins)

Shot on Sony FS5/A7RII
DOP & Editor:  James Stuart at Lightbox Inc

Directed, written and presented by Sam Bleakley.

Additional editing: Robin Simpson @ JRS Editing