Local surf film debuts tonight at House of Blues fundraiser

z2The Cherry Grove Pier Surf Club will debut their locally filmed movie “The Darkness of Light” tonight in the Carolina Room at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach.

The film features over 40 local surfers, and was filmed around the North Myrtle Beach area during the summer of 2014.

What started as a whimsical, fun idea has turned into an opportunity to raise funds for the Adaptive Surf Project. Event organizer Luke Sharpe describes how the idea came about, “Originally, local surfer Rob Sutton came up with the idea. It was during Hurricane Swell Bertha, and we were all sitting around under the pier talking. The idea of a 70’s surf film came up, and we all decided to go for it.

“James Samaha is really super creative and we used all kinds of homemade equipment. We had a boom mic made from a fishing pole. There’s some guerrilla style shooting as well. I would sit up on the pier and film people that didn’t even know they were being filmed.  Without good equipment, you have to make it good in the editing. James did all the editing over several days and it turned out fantastic.”

The free event kicks off at 4pm with a silent auction. “Lots of artists and businesses have donated goods and items,” said Sharpe. “We have musicians starting around 5:30pm and then we’ll show the film at 7pm.”

The 45-minute “Mockumentary”, features a surfing storyline narrated by local surfing legend Kelly Rhode. It’s interwoven with rival surf club fights, chicken suits, and interviews about the good old days.

All of the money raised goes to the Adaptive Surf Project. “100 percent of the money we use to build boards for people with either spinal cord injuries or cerebral palsy, or any disability,” said Sharpe. “We have a lot of people that need and want boards.  In addition, we’ll be looking to establish a network of people that can help take these surfers, surfing.”

The Adaptive Surf Project was formed in the spring of 2014 and has raised over four thousand dollars. With that money, they’ve built four boards. “The boards cost about a thousand dollars each. Each one is custom built to the surfer’s needs,” Sharpe explained.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4pm in the Carolina Room at the House of Blues at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.

For more info, check out the Adaptive Surf Projects Facebook page linked HERE.

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