Committed: Surfing the Northeast

"Committed: Surfing the Northeast" tells the story of Shane Hunt. This film details how Hunt grew up in the heart of surfing in San Clemente California before moving to New York and eventually Rhode Island, but has been able to surf all throughout his life. 

The intimate, testimonial style documentary outlines how he grew up surfing, strengthened his relationship with his now wife through surfing, and has remained a dedicated surfer regardless of how challenging his life circumstances have made it to surf. 

This film was produced throughout the course of 2020 and 2021, and offers a look into surfing in RI in both the summer and winter months. With shooting locations in Providence, Newport, Narragansett, and Matunuck, Rhode Island, this film offers great perspective into what it takes to surf in the smallest state in the country.

This film was produced by Rhode Island video production company, BYB Pictures. Directed by Mark Bucknam, produced by Bruce Bendheim and edited by Howard Yang the film represents BYB Picture’s first entry into the surf documentary genre.

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