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Mitch Coleborn’s Still Got It

The Modern Collective and Stranger Than Fiction star releases his first solo edit at 35, ‘Fungzetti’.

cinema // Jun 8, 2022
Words by Ethan Davis
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Bali. 

Sick joint. 

Warm water. Beach clubs. Mopeds. Mushies. Me gorengs. Toobes. 

It’s fair to say we were all stinging for a lil vacay after the madness of lockdowns. 

Only problem was once the gatekeepers gave us the green light, the joint got infested. 

Crawling with cunce. 

Kooks on kooks on Italo’s. 

Clots of them.

Everywhere.

Mitch Coleborn had the smarts to get himself an exemption mid pandemic and beat them to the punch.

In and out just in time to score it to himself. 

Masterful.

I’ll let him explain. 

“I wrote to the government three times to get an exemption to leave Australia,” says Mitch. “I got denied twice and then the third one my girl wrote and it got approved instantly. I was like ‘you should be a lawyer’. Anyhows, I ended up spending six months in Indo with no one around. I’ve gotta say seeing everyone there now at all the spots I had to myself is pretty funny.”

Mitch’s street cred among the surf core has been defined by his game-changing appearances in surf films like Modern Collective, Cluster, BS! and Stranger Than Fiction. Weirdly though, he’s never made anything just for himself. “I’ve never actually worked on a solo edit. It’s always been part of a bigger project with Kai (Neville), so it was actually nice to have this one to myself – only took 35 years,” he laughs.

“My buddy Luke Cheadle did all the music, and Rhys Carlill did all the editing. Rhys has never really done a surf edit before so that process was fun, and Luke kind of had the base of the songs worked out but then he worked them into fit the part. So I wouldn’t call it scored, I guess I’d call it… semi-scored.”

At the time of calling, Mitch was on a Misfit team strike mission with S.U.R.F winner, Jake ‘Money Making Machine’ Vincent and handsome gymnast-turned-semi-pro, Kai Hing awaiting a purple blob to turn up down south. 

“Yeah look, I probably wouldn’t be surfing if it wasn’t for Misfit. I certainly wouldn’t be riding Sharpeyes and slogging it out in QS 1000’s. So I’m just stoked to just release a model and wear their apparel because honestly… I reckon it’s pretty cool.”

You can check out the Fungzetti here.

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