Jack Johnson is virtually unknown outside the surfing fraternity, but it shouldn't be that way, not if you take into account this fabulous surfing film and his immaculate acoustic-based CD, Brushfire Fairytales. A jack of three trades, Johnson started out as a pro surfer who, after a serious accident, took up the daunting challenge of filming other surfers, while knocking up a laidback record on the side. Shot on 16mm stock, the colour palette tweaked here and there, this is a strikingly evocative surfing documentary. Aside from the glowing images, with shots of the cameraman's buddies riding some glorious tubes, what makes this warm, gently paced film such a treat is the accompanying soundtrack provided by various Johnson acquaintances. The final languid moments unravel to Johnson's 'F-Stop Blues' - an emotionally satisfying end to an unpretentious gem of a film.