Splinters (2012)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 35mins.
Genres Sports, Documentary
Keywords competition, culture, sports
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Angelus Lipahi Actor Himself 1 1000001
Ezekiel Afara Actor Himself 1 1000002
Lesley Umpa Actor Himself 1 1000003
Susan Umpa Actor Herself 1 1000004
Steve Tekwie Actor Himself 1 1000005
Andy Abel Actor Himself 1 1000006
Adam Pesce Director n/a 2 2000001
Adam Pesce Producer n/a 3 3000001
Perrin Chiles Producer n/a 3 3000002
Alan Siegel Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Danielle Robinson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Daniel Davila Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Catherine Davila Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Paul Morgan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Wes Brown Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
TJ Barrack Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Adam Pesce Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Kim Roberts Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jesse Voccia Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Amine Ramer Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Alexina Matisse Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000003
Adam Pesce Sound n/a 120816 14000001
In the 1980s, a pilot left behind a surfboard in a remote seaside village in Papua New Guinea, a land known for cargo cults and cannibalism. Twenty years later, the sport of surfing is splintering Vanimo Village. For select surfing talent, it's a way out to compete in the "whiteman's" world. Personal and clan rivalries emerge as hopefuls claw for this prestigious position. The counter cultural sport is also a unique catalyst for social change as women gain newfound status in a violent, patriarchal community. The surfing experiment comes to a head when four village surfers compete in the country's first-ever national surfing titles. As the village grapples with its identity, these young heroes dream their surfboards will carry them to a better life.