OUT IN THE LINE-UP screening in Paris for the Gay Games 2018

With Q&A with Thomas Castets Monday 13/08 19:30* Réalisé par directed by Ian W. Thomson (AUSTRALIE – 2014 – 1h09) ENGLISH LANGUAGE FRENCH SUBTITLES Deux surfeurs homosexuels se lancent dans un périple à travers le monde pour révéler le tabou de l’homosexualité dans le surf. Ils deviennent alors membres d’une communauté prête à sortir de l’ombre afin de […]

THE INVISIBLE EDGE free screening

I am the director of the film OUT in the line-up, I thought you might like to know that my film latest short film THE INVISIBLE EDGE is a finalist in the MINDSCAPE FILM FESTIVAL in L.A. The film is currently screening online, but will only be available until the 3.8.17. I am asking people […]

Deep Water – The Real Story

Deep Water – The Real Story is a feature-length documentary presenting first-hand accounts of Sydney’s gay hate killings in the 1980s and 1990s. This documentary unravels the stories of a society in the grips of homophobia as gangs stalked vulnerable victims on the coastline cliffs, brutal gay bashings were carried out, and lives were ended […]

The Ghost Ship

THE GHOST SHIP from Brett Shaw on Vimeo. Life can be brutal. Often we focus on the joy and fun and freedom of surfing. There they are, these pleasures of surfing sparkling in the water, rising in us as we jump to our feet, filling us as we feel our strength pulling us into a […]

The Invisible Edge – crowdfunding

Ian Thomson, the director behind OUT IN THE LINEUP, is now working on his next project: a short film and website called THE INVISIBLE EDGE. To participate go to https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/the-invisible-edge/ The film looks at the mental health issues facing men in rural Australia. Ian hopes that through storytelling he can help connect those in need […]

a short film about gay surfers

“The Surf Report” is a short film about gay surfers in New York. “A ghostly love story unfolds as two men look for answers where the ocean meets sky and city meets wild in Rockaway Beach, NY.” These guys are looking for funding to complete post-production. Check out their Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1609571248/the-surf-report Directed by Courtney […]

Boys’ Club

This vid raises some great points about the way women are viewed, not just in skateboarding, but in the wider world of action sports too. It makes you think about all the women out there who are going up against these boys’ clubs every day… let’s take this message to heart and get people in […]

Taboo Tubes: Homosexuality in Surfing

Article by somethingyousaid As a Frenchman living in the coastal enclave of Bronte, Sydney, Thomas Castets surfs just about everyday. But around 2010 Castets began noticing a pattern among his surfing buddies – they’d marry off, have kids and lose valuable surfing time, leaving him out in the line up by himself. Whether it’s greater […]

Off Shore – a film by Sven Matten

Andi (27) has come to Fuerteventura to see his estranged father Chris, who left the family years ago to live on the island and hasn’t been heard from since. The local surfer clique welcomes Andi with open arms and he quickly falls for surfing instructor Tina, forming at the same time a reluctant friendship with […]


Westerly: A Man, A Woman, An Enigma Written/Directed by Alan White & Jamie Brisick Music By Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Matt Sweeney Westerly is a feature length documentary film about Peter Drouyn and his controversial metamorphosis into Westerly Windina. Peter Drouyn was one of surfing’s first superstars. A true visionary, he dominated the international competitive […]

Drown (The Movie)

Another feature film about a gay surfer is currently in Production: Three surf lifesavers on a big night out. Jealousy, homophobic fears and unrequited lust culminate in a tragic booze-fueled episode of near-fatal bullying. Based on the acclaimed play by Stephen Davis and following the themes of Dean Francis’ controversial short Boys Grammar, DROWN is […]

Enjoy. Think. Surf. Share.

“White Wash” is available for streaming on Netflix. The spectrum of surfers isn’t just guys, or white guys, or straight white guys — there’s a whole range out there beyond the media stereotype. The trailer is interesting. Ben Harper narrates this documentary about black surfers’ struggles both on and off the board, and their role […]

Sam Worthington diving into surfing drama

By Sean O’Connell, Hollywoodnews.com: Sam Worthington is trading his sky-blue “Avatar” duds for the ocean-blue crash of the raging waves. The actor has agreed to star in “Drift,” a drama set in the surfing community that will be financed by Screen Australia, Variety reports. “‘Drift’ combines serious Australian talent both in front of and behind […]

Tan Lines (2006) by Ed Aldridge

A hard-partying Australian surfer who divides most of his time between catching waves and inhaling bong hits begins to feel the claustrophobia of small-town life as he experiences a sexual awakening that will change the way he views the world around him in director Ed Aldridge’s sun soaked coming of age story. Midget Hollows (Jack […]

Shelter (2007), by Jonah Markowitz

Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach spends his days working a dead-end job and helping his needy sister care for her son. In his free time he surfs, draws and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe, who lives on the wealthy side of town. When Gabe’s older brother, Shaun, returns […]

Newcastle (2008), directed by Dan Castle

Synopis: Spectacular surfing scenes and gorgeous Australian surfer dudes are featured in this excellent drama about three brothers, one of whom is gay. The Junior Surf Pro is looming. Jesse and a couple of school mates plan a weekend away to catch some waves. They also persuade two girls along, hopeful that sex may eventuate. […]

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