Directed by Nate Laverty, this surfing documentary tells the story of Noah Cohen’s journey to winning a place at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The director’s mission is to follow Noah around the world for a year so as not to miss anything. The first in a series of three, Transition demonstrates that in addition to its surfing potential, Canada has Olympic-caliber athletes.
Noah was born and raised in Tofino, British Columbia. After years of traveling and surfing around the world, appearing in various movies, magazines, and campaigns, he is now one of Canada’s top surfers. In February 2015, while surfing for a shoot, a huge “wipeout” earned him several injuries, all inflicted on his left knee. Noah suffered the type of injury that threatens a surfer’s career. However, he has managed to persevere and now sees this experience positively because he has gained a lot of wisdom from the opportunities presented to him. His talent and competitive side give the Canadians very good hopes for the arrival of Surf at the next Olympic Games.
Right before Transition: We will show Ben Gulliver’s short film Nice Guys, presenting epic images of a recent trip to United Kingdom with those nice guys: Noah Cohen, Pete Devries and Balaram Stack.