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Identifier:

  • 50712 (Source: National Film and Sound Archive)

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

James A. Sherlock

Languages:

English

Length:

400 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1935 - Honorable Mention

Description:

"Honorable mention was also extended to J. Sherlock of Sydney, Australia, for his 'Surf, Sand and Sunshine,' a scenario picture of a day on the surf with a shark scare and a love theme welded into an interesting pictorial portrayal." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1936, 73.

Resources:

The film won an award in the First International Film Competition sponsored by the Sakura Kogata Eiga Kyokai (Cherry Amateur Movie Society) in 1938 (Movie Makers, March 1938, 129).

Discussed in "Closeups" (Movie Makers, April 1936, 179).

This film is held by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Locations:

  • Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia (Filming)

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Repository:

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Screenings:

  • Screened as part of a Cherry Amateur Movie Society film contest in 1938: Tokyo, Japan

Viewing Notes:

"Semi-professional "docudrama" featuring the Bondi Surf Bathers Life Savers Club in which a shark attack and subsequent rescue is enacted. Scenes include the locker room, crowds on the beach, Bondi Pavilion, North Bondi headland, and sandcastle-building. Cast includes : Alan Kinghorn (Patrol Captain and technical advisor), Ashur Hart (Australia's jumior surf champion) and Reg Vine. (00:14:55)." Via NFSA.