“Jamie Budge, who will narrate his movie live and direct. Once a fundamental calling card of the surf-movie experience, the live narration brings a sense of showmanship, wit, and community to a type of screening that’s all but extinct in today’s sea of red-carpet premieres and DVD release parties.” Ethan Stewart, Santa Barbara Independent
Trailers on youtube . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?
DVD’s at: http://www.thelivingcurl.com
Other comments on Jamie’s films . . .
“It was our best show yet . . . !” ZJ’s Boarding House.
“ . . . it is already my favorite surf movie in my entire collection, beyond my expectations. You captured that era in the early 60′s (actually my era when I first got started), better than anyone had ever done before. I am also so impressed with your surfing ability and style way back then. You were actually as good as all those guys, ability and style, maybe a synthesis of everyone of those guys you featured.” Ira Nepus
its really great. you gave us a copy Kathy Gidget Zuckerman
More brilliance from Jamie Budge – the genius who brought us the masterpiece “The Living Curl”
Your movies are selling like hot cakes!!! Marie, Tyler Surfboards
LOVE “The Californians” great historical content of the early ’70′s! Watched some of the new DVD tonight @ the HB Surf Museum with
DAVID, classic early Seventies stuff about when I first landed on these shores in ’72! Peter Townend
Watched your movie last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I especially like that you, were a fine surfer in your time, related properly to all of those guys and told us
the real inside out of what was going on. Again, Jamie, I really enjoyed your unhurried narrative, and how you threaded
the scenes together… giving me for one, memories of all those guys… especially those who I’d say were of the ‘Slipcheck Era’
Aloha, tom (Morey, inventor of the Boogie Board and Slipcheck).
I gave a copy of “The Californians” to my friend Mike who shapes for Tyler. He particularly appreciated the part about the “dark days” of shaping when boards
sucked. He said he has tried to explain that era to people and your movie totally nails it. Thank you Jamie. Aloha, Katherine and David Kramer
Hi Jamie, Yes, the film should sell itself. It is wonderful and I enjoyed every minute. Roger Mann, Longboard Collector Club
ON YOUR FILMS JAMIE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PASSION IN ALLOWING OUR GENERATION AN APPRECIATION THROUGH FILM,
TO RECALL A WONDERFULL ERA. YOUR STYLE EXEMPLIFIES THAT PERIOD. CONTINUE GRININ & TRIMIN, SAF
Hi Jamie Glad to see you are doing the dvds they really fill in a missing part of surfing history Later Skip (Engblom)
“AWESOME! ” The Californians” captures the essence of the culture & freedom of that innocent time, in addition to all the
Amazing surfers, friends, & culture all rolled into one great film.” Jan Bar
Received your movie, The Californians, the other day.. Nice work.. Enjoyed it more than the first one. Left me feeling good and proud to be part of that era.
We were lucky to have lived it.. And survived. ALOHA Sparky Hudson
Watched it last night was every bit as good as living curl – which is one of my all time favorites. Stefanie Phillips
Stoked on your new film! I will unleash the Facebook hounds immediately! And I look forward to attending the premier!
Glenn, Liquid Salt Magazine Profiles of the people who make the history, art and culture of surfing.
We are stoked to see the classic surfing of those golden times. aaron, surfindian
Exciting! I just watched the trailer. Good stuff! Julie Cox, California Surf Museum
Let’s figure out a date to do an indoor screening of your latest movie, complete with you narrating it. Barry Haun, Surfing Heritage Foundation
The premiere of your movie is now on our website. When you have DVDs available, let me know as we’d like some to sell as before.
All the best with the new one.
Mick McAuliffe, Pacific Longboarder
Of “The Living Curl” I wrote: “The Living Curl” is a “must see” for all those interested in surfing’s rich history anyone wanting to enjoy a
surfing film that combines all the elements needed to make it a classic.”
Since I’ve run out of superlatives, the same can be said for “The Californians”. It is really, really , REALLY GREAT!
Robert Feigel surfwriter.net writer for ‘60’s Surf Guide Magazine,
Best film I’ve never been in . . . Meringue Keru