Walls of Water
Written and Directed by John Taschner
The film is about a bodyboarder tackling some epic El Nino waves off the coast of California.
The film is backed by a fantastic hip-hop song which I am not positive the origin of but will date this when I am able to find out.
It’s clear that Taschner has a love of the ocean and it is reflected in the way he shoots the scenes for this short. John is a member of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. His other other ocean-themed film, Life’s A Dive, was shown at Cannes in 2014 and has screened and won awards around the world. This is a guy who honors the ocean and the environment and his care is definitely on display in Walls of Water. The ocean shots are stunning. It’s clear that the ocean is treated as another character in the film, perhaps even the star.
This short can really be used as a calling card for Taschner and his ability to capture the gorgeous imagery the ocean can provide. He really put together an interested short piece that remains captivating despite being composed of shots of himself on the beach and bodyboarding. I can only imagine how great it would look on the big screen.
I said it before, John Taschner is definitely one to keep an eye one. He has a great voice in his art and is a wonderful budding talent. I think once he is given the opportunity to direct his first feature film, it will be something really special.
Garon Cockrell is the Founder and Editor of Pop Culture Beast and host of The Pop Culture Beast Show. He founded the site over seven years ago to have a place on the internet to write about the things he loved. Since then, Garon has become a best-selling author (Demonic and Other Tales), an award winning screenwriter (Best Screenplay 2013 Motor City Nightmares Film Festival), and a cast member on the top rated podcast, Never Not Funny.