During the six-week shoot, cast and crew travelled from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin to bring to life the rags-to-riches story of two brothers who launch a backyard surfing business. Footage was shot in a number of towns including Margaret River, Augusta and Gracetown, with many of the surfing scenes taking place off the ruggedly beautiful Margaret River coastline including Surfers Point. And though the movie is set in the fictional coastal town of Seacliffe, filming also took place in the inland town of Nannup.
To secure the footage required for the action-drama in the six week timeframe, two photography units ran at the same time – a dramatic unit helmed by Morgan O’Neill and a surf unit directed by Ben Nott. In order to achieve the eye-catching surfing sequences, many of the main cast members took surf lessons and performed their own stunts in the water. Local surfers were cast as ‘surf doubles’ and used for the bigger stunts in the movie.
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