Watch ‘JUNGLE’: Morgan Maassen’s 1st Long-Form Edit | A tip of the hat to his passion + Steph Gilmore
Huge fans of everything photographer/filmer/Breakfast mastermind Morgan Maassen does over here. One of his greatest works of cinematic art just released to the Internets and it’s called Jungle.
“An unintentional surf film… sort of.
I created this film to explore long-form editing, give a home to so many projects/trips/travel that needed some context, and as a tip of the hat to my passion, surfing.”
It stars the surfing of Marlon Gerber, Lee Wilson, Noa Deane, Sterling Spencer, Dillon Perillo, Rob Machado, Laura Enever, Alessa Quizon, Bella Nicols, Nat Young, Andrew Doheny, Dane Reynolds, and Stephanie Gilmore. The footage is bits and pieces that have filled up hard drives since 2013 or so.
STAB asked Morgan to pull a few images that made an impression on him – like sad one above of Marlon Gerber showing the pollution problems in Keramas and Bali in general – to tell the backstory.
“I snapped this photo right before swimming out and shooting the black and white intro segment of Jungle. While the video is just of rain and surfing, we were actually there to document the plastic pollution on a two-month long, around-the-world documentary project for Corona and Parley. We arrived early in morning, stoked to find some waves, but more importantly to document the daily trash the surf would wash in before the hotel staff would sweep it up. Bali is so polluted, its mind-blowing.”