Oliver Kurtz has been working on Aftermath for around two years. He started filming for it in the latter part of 2015, but when a project with Brixton came up in the summer of 2016, the then used around 60 percent of the clips he'd been holding onto. So he started over.
This time he started by focusing on getting clips for Aftermath only, but ended up battling an injury. He blew out his knee twice — a compression fracture in the right knee, then a grade 1 MCL tear. He came back from that to fly to Costa Rica, and ended up doing a grade 2 tear of the left MCL there. A few months later, he did the right one — again — surfing in California. So it was really tough to get into any sort rhythm surfing last year.
But alas, he was able to finish the project. Like his previous video project Serotonin, he put the focus on the soundtrack, cinematography, and the editing, as opposed to a jam-packed action piece, where all the emphasis was on the surfing.
There’s definitely something special about this edit. The segues from part-to-part, the music, and the editing are top-notch. It’s not like most 15-minute surf edits.
Watch "Aftermath" below.