Happy Beach (Download)


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HAPPY BEACH is a surf film captured all 'in camera' with no digital imagery or after effects. Filmmaker JACK COLEMAN used a variety of unusual and forgotten film stocks in the making of the film with experimental processing techniques that will bring film Geeks total happiness. HAPPY BEACH is an all shortboard film too, so it'll give you a good amp to go surf. Shot in California and Mexico, it took 2 years to complete.

In Happy Beach Andrew Doheny surfs his way through life at home in California and explores the friendly streets & waves of Mexico.  Ford Archbold transcends his larger than life character both in and out of the water. Josh Hoyer plays himself in possibly the darkest, most suspenseful conceptual surf section ever. Ozzie Wright gets loose in New York on a borrowed board & surfs himself into corners in Newport Beach. Chippa Wilson visits Southern California and rides unwanted waves all to himself. Dane Reynolds gets car jacked, and recovers nicely from injury with huge hacks often resulting in his famous cannonball exit. Alex Knost, Albee Layer, Spencer Pirdy, Jesse Steelman, Bobby Okvist, The Wedge, & Jesus as himself all make small cameos.

HAPPY BEACH is independent filmmaker JACK COLEMAN's second feature length surf film, running time is 30 minutes. The film is a completely independent production, with no branding. Shot, edited, and produced entirely by Jack Coleman. 

Also available is the bonus reel That's It For the Day

Directed by Jack Coleman, 2012
30 minutes


  • Andrew Doheny, Ford Archbold, Josh Hoyer, Dane Reynolds, Ozzie Wright, Chippa Wilson, Albee Layer, Jesse Steelman, Spencer Pirdy, Bobby Okvist, & Alex Knost.

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