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Snapt 4 Will Offer $40k For The Best Film Section

15 surfers will be invited, each (besides the Moniz bros) will make their own part.

news // Sep 29, 2019
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Hot news from everyone’s favorite independent surf film. 

Snapt 4, the follow-up to Logan ‘Chucky’ Dulien’s 2017 blockbuster Snapt 3, will be offering $40,000 for the “best” surf section. 

We asked Chucky if it was kinda like Taylor Steele’s 2009 submit-to-win video concept, Innersection, in which Matt Meola and Albee Layer won $100,000 in consecutive years. 

He said kinda, except not just anybody can enter. In fact there will be 14 total surfers (possibly a couple more), 12 of which have already been decided. Here’s the current roster:

  1. Mason Ho 
  2. Jack Robinson 
  3. Seth Moniz & Josh Moniz (they will be sharing a section like Snapt 3) 
  4. Clay Marzo 
  5. Ian Crane 
  6. Benji Brand 
  7. Asher Pacey 
  8. Parker Coffin 
  9. Eithan Osborne 
  10. Carlos Munoz   
  11. Sheldon Paishon 
  12. Dakota Walters 
  13. Undecided
  14. Wildcard

A stellar lineup, no? Kinda the anti-cool-kids cool kids crew. Totally uncontrived, pure surfing talent. 

So, who ya got for the win: Mason, Jack, that long-donged E-Crane?

Before you choose, let us explain the rules a bit further. 

  • Everyone will make their own section with the filmmaker of their choice 
  • Sections must be 2.5 to 3 minutes long 
  • All content in a surfer’s section must be unseen (no clips that have been used on IG or internet) 
  • Only 1 slow-mo clip allowed per section at start or end of part (edit must be fast-paced like Snapt 1/2/3) 
  • Sections will be due by mid July 2019 
  • The public will vote for the best part
  • The 4 parts with most votes will then go to a private panel of Snapt Alumni to decide the best section 
  • Winner walks away with 40k 

Chucky’s theory behind this model is simple.

“Rather than taking the money I raise from sponsors to fund the production of the movie, I’d rather just put it in a pot and let the boys battle for it,” Chucky explained. “This gives the boys extra incentive to get crazy footage and hold it for the film, rather than just chucking it on IG.” 

So there you have it—summer 2020’s can’t-miss film will be fueled by a healthy dose of capitalism.

The premiere, however, will be fueled by alcohol and probably some excess funny bizness. We truly hope to see you there.


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