The Coffin bros’ ‘Electric Wilderness’ retrospective

Roughly a month ago, the brothers Coffin unleashed their newest surf cinema production, “Electric Wilderness,” shot entirely on location deep in the Sumatran jungle. To ensure the performance bar was set nice and high, Conner and Parker invited a couple mates along for the journey: Clay Marzo, Dillon Perillo, Andrew Doheny, and Jack Freestone.

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The 23-minute film is worth a look in itself, but now Surfing magazine’s ace photog Tom Cary has compiled a 94-page photo essay on the trip to go along with it. Tom was more than the still photographer on the trip, though, as he also played a big part in the concept behind the film, the name, and the soundtrack. While filming “Electric Wilderness,” the Coffins turn the camera on him for once, and get some honest words out of the man.

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As you can tell from watching the film, Mr. Carey is a fan of the harder side of music. “I want a good vibe.” he says, “…and that vibe to me is rock ‘n roll and heavy metal.” To get the metal vibe that Tom digs, they enlisted some musically inclined buddies–Travis Tighe and Ben Pecorari–to craft an original score. After some footage viewing, the two were able to lay down the entire musical score in four days at Hurley’s recording studios in Orange County, California.

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