Butter Flavored Films has begun production on a narrative surf documentary called The Crest. The film will follow two Irish-American cousins, both great great grandchildren of the King of the Blasket Islands. Until recently they’ve lived remarkably similar lives on opposite coasts, unaware of each other’s existence. This year they’ll meet for the first time and bring their shared passion, surfing, to the dangerous waters of their ancestors’ now abandoned island.
Mark Covino (A Band Called Death) is directing the project. Covino has garnered a string of awards and acclaim on the film festival circuit, having co-directed A Band Called Death, which won an audience award at this year’s SXSW (among others) and was well reviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Rolling Stone, and The Huffington Post.
In The Crest, Covino will continue to explore the broad topic of nearly lost cultural treasures while spotlighting the rich family connections that make these stories so interesting in the first place. Filming has already taken place on Cape Cod and in San Diego; shooting will begin in Ireland on 23 May, in conjunction with the country’s international reunion campaign, The Gathering.
Details and news about The Crest, including an early teaser, are available at thecrestmovie.com, as well as butterflavoredfilms.tumblr.com and twitter.com/butterflavored.
A Band Called Death will be released to video-on-demand on May 24th, and will be released in theaters by Drafthouse Films on June 28th.