Dark Side Of The Lens

Director: Mickey Smith
Producer: Helen Hayden
Director of Photography: Mickey Smith, Allan Wilson

I remember when this short did the rounds a few years ago online, not only becoming massively popular but also widely recognised with awards.

Dark Side of the Lens is a very personal look at the world of surfing cinematographer Mickey Smith, who also directs, narrates, does the music and more for this inspiring short. I’m not the biggest fan of overt editing effects but they are all used to emphasise the message here. There are some utterly incredible shots in the film, especially towards the end.

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