The producer, director, primary cinematographer, and voice behind surfing’s most iconic film, Bruce Brown has died at the age of 80 reports news.com.au. The iconic filmer passed away on Sunday in his home in Santa Barbara, California. He died of natural causes.
Back in 1966, Brown was in the midst of a breaking into a filmmaking career when he decided to chase an ‘Endless Summer’ around the world with surfers Robert August and Mike Hynson. The film became the standard for surf escapism and its promotional poster has since become a counter-culture symbol the world over.
Brown recreated his breakout film with a sequel in the 90’s that took two young surfers on the same trip they took in 1966. He was inducted into the Surfer’s Hall of Fame in 2009 and was nominated for an Oscar for filming On Any Sunday, a motorcycle film which he helped create alongside Steve McQueen.
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