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This Was Oddly Captivating

A story of two surfing half-brothers from the Islands of Canary.

cinema // Dec 11, 2020
Words by The intern.
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Blood Brothers is… different. 

It follows half-brothers Nacho Sebastian and Paolo Giorgi through their hometown of Playa de las Americas in the Canary Islands. While the short film may focus more on the brothers’ relationship than their capability on a surfboard, I ended up watching the whole thing. As an advocate of simple surf movies with minimal b-roll, this left me puzzled. 

Normally, when I get sent surf clips with scripted scenes I close the tab and write it off as garbage, but this was genuinely captivating. Not sure if It was the peculiar way they expressed their feelings towards each other, the dramatic soundtrack, or the high caliber cinematography, but something tricked me into sticking around. The surfing shots were brief, but executed perfectly. 

Will I be watching this again and mass texting the link to my buddies? Negative. However, I would love to see more isolated surf footage of Nacho and Paolo. Filmer and editor Diego Borges has a good eye and certainly knows how to paint a mesmerizing picture. My only suggestion as an unqualified, peanut-brained intern, is to include more surfing.

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