Body Glove: The Disappearance
Executive Producers: Robbie Meistrell, Billy Meistrell, Russ Lesser
Producer: Scott Daley
Directed By: Greg Browning, Scott Smith, John DeTemple
Photographed By: Brent Bielmann
Director Of Photography: Greg Browning
Surfers: Jamie O'Brien, Cheyne Magnusson, Alex Gray, Anthony Walsh
The Disappearance follows a group of four professional surfers and six filmmakers on what should have been the ultimate surf trip to the jungles of Indonesia but quickly became an excursion into heart-stopping terror. As the group discovers a secret perfect wave, strange images begin to appear on film. Are they sharks, alligators, or something else? Fear sets in. Accusations fly. By night, unseen evil stirs beyond their campfire’s light. By day, large animal prints are discovered nearby. Members of the crew begin to disappear one by one. As the end of their journey approaches, they realize that what they are filming is not an epic trip but their own descent into unimaginable horror.
These are the photos found on the multiple hard drives and cameras recovered at the destroyed campsite. The disappearance of the eight adventurers is still under investigation. Two survivors have been questioned repeatedly and continue to tell investigators strange stories of a sea creature. Search and rescue has finally reached the remote jungle campsite, but contact has been lost as of this press release. All attempts to establish contact with the search party have gone unsuccessful.
The United States Consulate is pushing hard to get answers and is threatening to levy actions if the US Navy is not allowed into the restricted area to investigate. President Obama has expressed his concern for the delicate situation and has sent his prayers to the families of the victims. He asked for quiet as he missed a four-foot putt while on vacation at a Caribbean resort.
What is Imaginarium?
We started Imaginarium to challenge the status quo, and in its third year, our surf photography contest has produced some of the most interesting images and short videos you'll see all year. This year, teams from Sanuk, Body Glove and VonZipper produced some of the coolest entries we've ever had.
We challenged three teams of four surfers to conceptualize and produce a unique and creative photo submission. They were also responsible for a video submission, which can be found on transworldsurf.com. The themes and ideas were up to them, and they were free to use any props, lighting, and equipment. The only rule was no Photoshop. Submissions were judged by the TransWorld SURF edit staff, as well as editors from TW SNOWboarding and TW SKATEboarding.