The short film Stillbirth and Surfing is one of the purest love stories depicted in a 10-minute Vimeo film. It shares a story of a family, specifically a father who is faced by a parent’s biggest fear..the death of their child.
Many world-renowned writers have tried to put into words this feeling: Mark Twain said that there aren’t enough words in all the languages in the world to express the sorrow of losing a child.
“To lose a child … was something that could end one’s world. One could never get back to how it was before. The stars went out. The moon disappeared. The birds became silent.” – Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith began shaping to use his hands and give back to the ocean that gave him a sense of purpose during this dark time. Smith names each board to give it a sense of character, the board featured in this film is named after his daughter Willow “Noelani – Hawaiian for beautiful girl from heaven”.
The little blue board was taken to many surf spots and new adventures, beautifully crafted tribute. This short film tugs heavy at your heart strings, we hope you enjoy.