Lost Track Atlantic is a four-part series that takes you on the journey of a lifetime, from the far North Atlantic to the tropical, equatorial coast of West Africa.
Follow best friends, surfer Torren Martyn and filmmaker Ishka Folkwell in a search for waves and life long memories, as they journey down the Atlantic coastline in a customised old van passing through one of the most culturally diverse regions on the planet.
Filmed in late 2019 before travel restrictions, in this four-part feature filmmaker Ishka Folkwell captures Torren’s timeless surfing against a backdrop of beautifully contrasting landscapes and countries.
In episode 2, a rumoured swell of the decade has the pair doing a mad dash across Europe towards the North African coast and some of the most incredible surf they have ever experienced. Featuring the Tishoumaren sounds of Tuareg musicians Imarhan from Algeria and Tinariwen from the Sahara region of Northern Mali (with instrumentation from Australian Warren Ellis), along with an original score by Headland, this film reminds us that although life has its highs and lows, we can always find contentment in a deep connection with nature, community and the ocean.
« For a decade I had dreamed of making it there one day. The feeling of crossing into Africa was surreal. It really felt like we disconnected from the world we were familiar with. The new smells, the language barriers and vibrant culture. To finally make it there in one piece honestly felt like the dream came true ». Torren Martyn
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