I am a producer & marketing/distribution strategist from Austria. Currently I am working on a documentary celebrating the people of West Africa, surfing and the passion for discovery. Besides my work as producer at Nomad Earth Media and Lotus-Film Vienna I dedicate my time to building strong marketing strategies for my clients. I write about filmmaking, film marketing and distribution on medium: @andreasjaritz
Documentary by Nomad Earth Media Producer Africa, despite its size, still remains a mystery for many. It seems that a faint barrier prevents us from establishing a close connection to this giant continent and ist abundance of cultures – It feels like as if it lies in the past not in the present. Through BEYOND, we want to immerse ourselves in a region of West Africa to establish a close connection between Africa and Europe, and we’ll do so with a seemingly mundane topic: surfing. How do people experience the rise of a leisure culture and the values that the West embraced in the sixties, such as individualism, personal fulfillment and the dominance of free time? Where are the potential conflict points with local traditions and where could they find common ground? And even more fundamentally: what is important for people and how can we adapt, wherever we are? Surfers of all ages, craftsmen, tycoons, taxi drivers, nomads, fishermen, pioneers, women at markets and tourists – we interviewed them all. Our six-strong European media team is looking to document this moment in history in an engaging and authentic film. Every day, the cross-media concept allows the team to compile film clips, sound bites, photographs and written work, combining impressions captured during their journey from Arabic-influenced Morocco to Senegal via Mauritania.
The Old, the Young & the Sea
Documentary Producer / Co-Director "The Old, the Young and the Sea" embarks on an adventurous documentary trip along the Atlantic Coast of France, Spain and Portugal. For the protagonists surfing is a pervading lifestyle. Beginning in the South of France with a regular French gardener who finds himself in the cleavage between being a family dad and an surf extremist, the movie dives into the history of surfing - told by the very first surfers of Spain - now old, humble men. Travelers of today then illustrate the casual heritage these old men created. The story continues with youngsters, sacrificing all of their youth to become professionals some day and their older counterparts who reflect on their professional career, showing that surfing nowadays is first and foremost an industry. To find the niche in which to live was the goal of Clive, a marionette player, living against all clichés, without electricity or sanitation in the forests. Cholo never looked for a different life style - his connection to the sea comes from being a classic Spanish fisherman. Francois, before a regular surfer, discovered an environmental scandal - and Carlos fights for the environment against all odds. Garrett is a professional stuntman, chasing 100 foot waves and Guyom finally shows that will power and persistence are key to live a happy life. All sorts of ocean lovers have their eyes on a very slim stretch of land and water. The movie captures a picture of the vibrant and diverse European life styles through the very personal stories of the movies protagonists.
Blue Ocean Film Festival Finalist Cultural Connections
Maremostra Ocean Filmfestival Best Movie
Barcelona Surffilm Festival Best Movie
Anglet Surffilm Festival Best Edit
Nord/Nordost Surffilm Festival Berlin Best Movie
MIMPI Film Festival Special Jury Prize, Best Edit, Best Cinematography
Wavescape Surf Film Festival Audience Choice Award
Surffilm Festival Cologne Viewer's Choice and Best Movie Award
Surffilm Festival Munich Viewers' Choice Award