Filmmaker Simon Saffigna will unveil an ambitious collaboration with writer Daniel Carmichael honouring two of the Gold Coast most celebrated surfers – Michael Peterson and Joel Parkinson – while raising funds for the next generation of surf talent. Carmichael, who penned poetry featured on the stone monument honouring MP at Kirra Point, also wrote a poem commemorating the tenth anniversary of Parkinson’s world title.
Matched with footage from Saffigna’s vault, MP’s poem will be performed as a song by the Mason Rack Band. Joel’s poem will be voiced by the MC and Auctioneer of the night, Mark Warren, followed by Saffigna’s premiere of a 30 minute film. The event concludes with a charity auction of signed prints with proceeds going to Surfing the Spectrum and the junior development divisions of southern Gold Coast board riders clubs: D’Bah, Snapper, Kirra, Alley, Palm Beach and Burleigh.
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