Up until just now I had never heard of Jeremy Rumas, and probably for good reason. Jeremy is an artist from Chicago who didn’t pick up his first surfboard until he was 24. Working as an animator for some high profile clients out of college in landlocked Illinois, he embarked on a solo journey to Samoa to learn the ways of the water.
Seven years later and Jeremy has dedicated his life to making a surf film. He has made the metamorphosis from an outsider looking in on the world of surfing, to being as immersed in the scene and world travelled as anyone. He met Mikala and Daniel Jones in passing a few years ago and after some inpromptu film sessions, they have become the focus of the film as they travel through Indonesia’s endless coastline.
Hangs Upon Nothing is the name of the film, and here is the first trailer.
Jeremy’s eye for art and beauty is astounding. His images drip with moody hues and washed out tones. The music is all original, done by Turbofire to Zenith.
The film is all 16mm and super 16mm Bolex footage, which is no easy task on a self-imposed budget.
Jeremy has a blog that follows the film as it’s still being shot. In addition to great shots of his travels by Jason Lukas, he also puts up sketches he has done along the way, which are absolutely incredible, like the one on the right here. For more of his animation work, check this out.
This chap is beyond talented. Can’t wait to see this thing..