Surfing, music and candid faith on camera….fantastic new soundtrack with equally amazing cinematography – featuring the band Switchfoot in exotic locales… sunsets – sea foam and raw beauty as seen from unique and heart bending perspectives …Australia, New Zealand… Bali, South Africa and San Diego.
Fading West is the new movie and project by iconic Christian musicianarries Switchfoot and I couldn’t recommend it more highly.
Broad strokes… surf movie about the lives and story of arguably the most influential Christian band in history, including the heart of hearts behind their mission and purpose as dads, brothers and creative. Guys who have lived and loved and suffered with Hurley style and humble real-life Christian transparency.
I took my two sons… sixteen and 21 years old each – they dug it. Seriously and genuinely loved it. Movie was beautiful and breathtakingly good – the images of live concerts, stirring and uplifting sound track and wave after wave of pristine ocean swells was like a refreshing spark for my tired father’s soul.
So awesome to see and hear and feel what relevant media can do and be for the Kingdom of God – Visually it’s so well done, keying in only on its excellence and simplicity of story.
Yet somewhere buried in all of the cinematographic beauty is a powerful under-current of subtle ministry and inspiration – ideal for dudes who are interested not in religion, but actually curious about what life would be like if it’s lived out in a relationship with the creator of it all.
At the end of the concert and movie… both of them excitedly asked… when can we RoadTrip to a beach, or spend a month learning to snowboard ? – Well done Switchfoot… thanks for sharing your hearts within your latest project and for being such an amazingly positive influence on ours ! 🙂
IF you have boys… take them to this movie. Download it when you can – rent it – buy it – support it! The story and the songs are “must” haves for Switchfoot devotee’s but – for those less familiar – you too can jump right in… the water’s just FINE!
Five thumbs up from me – 🙂
Peace out – Pastor B.