Director Mikey Corker poses on set

Fandor Festival Podcast Ep. 64: Mikey Corker, Director, and “Taz” Knight, world class Surfer

Today we site down with Mikey Corker (Director of “Savage Waters”) and Taz Knight (professional surfer featured in the film).

Savage Waters is a captivating surf adventure inspired by a tantalizing passage in a 19th century treasure hunter’s journal. Director Mikey Corker follows modern day adventurers, renowned skipper Matt Knight, world-class big wave surfer Andrew Cotton as they embark on a modern-day adventure to find and surf a spectacular wave in some of the most remote and dangerous waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Joined in their quest by family and friends, they’ll be faced with serious challenges and forces to question their attitudes towards risk and the tensions that can exist between personal fulfillment and their relationships with those they love.

The WORLD PREMIERE of this film will be shown at Doclands, Thursday May 5th at 7pm at the Smith Rafael Film Center in California.

MIKEY CORKER began his career as a camera assistant on feature films, gaining a vital foundation in filmmaking and the hunger to become a director and cinematographer in his own right. He has a long-term love of the ocean and a fascination for those who understand its brutal power and yet are unable to resist its lure. After multiple award-winning short films, Savage Waters is his first feature-length documentary and depicts remarkable individuals in the jaw-dropping seas they hope to conquer.

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