Stab Magazine | Loïc Wirth’s Powerful Call Back To Basics

Loïc Wirth’s Powerful Call Back To Basics

The art of rediscovering the feelings that got us into this game in the first place.

cinema // Jan 30, 2017
Words by stab
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From a young age, Loïc Wirth has been enamoured with learning about the subtle feelings and ideas different expressions of art bring us. It is for this reason that he went into filmmaking, hoping to transcribe these feelings he knew so well into something real and tangible. While originally of Brazilian origin, Loïc’s art fully developed after moving to France, where he got locked in with local surf brands and various vagabonds who were perfecting their craft travelling the unknown just as he was. Since then, he’s worked with the likes of Taylor Steele and made videos for brands ranging from Volcom, to Red Bull, to Quiksilver, to Corona, and more. He’s received awards and recognition at the San Sebastian International Surf Film Festival in Spain, San Diego International Surf Film Festival in California and Rio De Janeiro International Film Festival in Brazil, just to name a few.

But his newest film, Inaippu (இணைப்பு), is a call to embrace what led him to filmmaking in the first place. With the success he’s experienced over the years, Loïc knows how easy it is to lose sight of original inspirations and ideas as the mind becomes distracted by fame. Inaippu stresses a reconnection to the ever so simple things that bring our hearts back to where they originally started beating. Using surfing as his foundation, Loïc travels to exotic destinations so as to translate the complex feelings that brought him into film, the same ones he felt when he first hopped behind the lens. Starring Yago Dora, Bruno Santos, Gabriel Medina, Peter Devries, the late Ricardo dos Santos and more, it looks to be a visually-stunning cerebral journey through the ocean we connect ourselves to everyday, and it surely shouldn’t be missed.


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