Filmmaker Taylor Steele's last movie, Here and Now, took the viewer through a single day in the life of more than a dozen surfers from around the world. His latest project, This Time Tomorrow, follows surfers Dave Rastovich and Craig Anderson as they travel more than 20,000 miles around the Pacific Rim over the course of eight days to chase the swells created by a single storm cell. Steele premiered the film at the New York Surf Film Festival and then stuck around after the screening to answer questions.
“My focus now is on making movies with more of a story behind them,” Steele said after the movie. “So, this one already has a built in arc, almost like the life a person. The swell is born all wild and out of control, it matures and organizes as it progresses, and then it finally meets this nice, natural conclusion up in Alaska.”
The film follows Rastovich and Anderson from Tahiti, to Mexico, to California, to Alaska. During their quest, the surfers join up with Kelly Slater, Alex Grey, Dan Malloy and Chris Del Moro. For more on This Time Tomorrow, check out Surfing magazine's interview with Steele.