uncoomon ideaals


Uncommon ideals tells the story of what once was Doggerland. An area of land swallowed up by the North Sea thousands of years ago. It created the UK’s coastline and Uncommon Ideals shows those who dare to harness its power. Freezing cold barrels and airs are aplenty in spots off the UK’s east coast.

Uncommon Ideals



A film by Chris McClean & Mark Waters
Producer & Director – Chris McClean – chrismcclean.co.uk
Cinematographer & Editor – Mark Waters – markwatersfilm.com
Additional footage by Lewis Arnold and Chris McClean
Poem ‘Uncommon Ideals’ by Daniel Crockett danielcrockett.co.uk read by Jeff Hordley
Sound Engineer – William Evans
Music by UNKLE- Cut Me Loose (Redux)
Surfers – Gabe Davies, Pete Eyre, John John Florence, Nathan Florence,
Dylan Graves, Chris ‘Guts’ Griffiths, Ritchie Sills, Balaram Stack







Position: Cinematographer // Editor

Type: Short Film

Date: 25/08/2011



Lisbon Surf Film Festival 2012 – Best Cinematography
Lisbon Surf Film Festival 2012 – Best Short Film Winner
London Surf Film Festival 2011 – Best Short Film Winner
San Sebastian Surf Film Festival 2011 – Best Short Film Winner
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2012 – Best Artistic Film
Carve Surfing Magazine – 2011 Short Film Of The Year
Canadian Surf Film Festival 2011 – Runner Up Best Short Film
Surfer Magazine Poll Awards 2012 – Digital Shorts – Nominated Film
Vimeo Awards 2012 – Action Sports – Nominated Film
Ombak Bali Festival 2012 – Official Selection
Hamburg Surf Film Festival 2012 – Official Selection
5 Point Festival 2012 Winter Film Series – Official Selection
Waimea Ocean Festival – Official Selection
Honolulu Surf Film Festival – Official Selection
San Francisco Ocean Festival – Official Selection
SXSW x Vimeo 2012 Action Sports Film Night – Official Selection.
The Boardroom International Surfboard Show Short Film Festival – Official Selection
Hansel Of Film 2012 – Selected Screenings