Deus’ South to Sian Will Make You Quit Your Job
South to Sian follows surfers-slash-motorcyclists Harrison Roach and Zye Norris, as they “go beyond the guardrails.” Armed with a couple of motorcycles, a stack of surfboards and a 1970s Land Rover, the duo travel from the southern reaches of Bali up through the Indonesian archipelago, and into Northern Sumatra.
A crew led by Deus’ Dustin Humphrey—an award winning photographer and hobby filmmaker—is on hand to capture the action. And what breathtaking action it is—from shredding volcanic slopes on two wheels, to hanging loose in some of Indonesia’s most utopian surf spots. They’re joined by friends along the way too—both old and new.
According to Deus, South to Sian isn’t a bike film, surf film or travel documentary, but “all these and more.” Having seen the film at the Cape Town premiere, we’re inclined to agree.
It’s a proper, off-the-beaten track adventure film. Philosophical at times, light-hearted at others, but overall compelling and inspiring. The visuals will have your jaw on the floor, backed up by a soundtrack that’s pure aural gold. And if you don’t already surf of ride a motorcycle, you’ll wish you did.
Watch the trailer below, then head over to Garage Films to stream it in its entirety.
Images courtesy of Deus Ex Machina.