Back in 2010 Australian cinematographer/artist Jake Donlen teamed up with fellow outback native Wade Goodall for a one of the most captivating surf web series of all time, “Creative Destruction.” The chapters followed Wade around the world with user votes determining his next mission, which included touring with Metallica, going to the Burning Man festival in Nevada, visiting an orphanage in mainland Mexico, and threading giant barrels at P-Pass in Micronesia.
The series ended abruptly when a boggled tuberide left Wade with a compound fracture of his fibula and tibia in July of 2011 (photos and interview here; be warned that “compound fracture” means bone is poking through your skin), which kept him high and dry for nearly a year. The series never resumed. Instead, the DVD collection was released by Billabong, and this seemed to mark the official death of “Creative Destruction.”
Then, a message was heard from beyond the grave: Jake Donlen has put together one final 25-minute edit of all his favorite bits and pieces from the wild ride that was. Consider “Odds & Ends” the “Creative Destruction” epilogue.