A film by Eduardo Bartolome, in partnership with Prime & Fire Selects, Talenthouse and BFI Future Film; The Gift is an inspirational look at a cold strip of coast in Southern Chile, and the locals that live to surf.
The film focuses on two young native fishermen, who discovered that surfing is the ultimate way to relate to the power of the ocean. The Gift also gives an insight into their struggles, against all the odds, to keep alive one of the southernmost surfing schools in the world: ‘Pucatrihue Surf Escuela.’
“…an unexpected surfing community in the most unlikeliest of places.”This is a story of human passion, of two young people who through the rush of surfing found themselves falling in love with the place they call home. They have a created a haven for themselves, an unexpected surfing community in the most unlikeliest of places.
Prime & Fire Selects, in association with Factory Media, is an annual film competition giving up-and-coming filmmakers the funds and support to create short human-interest documentaries within the realms of action sports.