We are proud to officially announce that Plastic Oceans International has added Sea Change to its roster of films. This short documentary officially launched on Saturday, August 10, and is available at no charge. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILM.

Sea Change movie posterFrom South African director, Bruce Buttery, Sea Change is a beautifully-shot and narrated film about one man’s journey to make a positive impact on the environment while fulfilling his destiny. The story of South African surfer and ocean advocate, John McCarthy, follows his pursuit of truth and the perfect wave. The documentary details McCarthy’s approaches to the environment and surfing, and his passion for both. 

Sea Change is stunning piece of filmmaking with a strong environmental message, and Plastic Oceans is excited to share John McCarthy’s journey,” said Tod Hardin, Head of Operations & Communications, Plastic Oceans International. “We got to know John well during our Swim Against Plastic campaign on Easter Island. He’s one of the most authentic and passionate people we’ve met, in addition to being incredibly in sync with, and connected to, the ocean.”

Sea Change was filmed in South Africa’s beautiful Kwa-Zulu Natal region, and the bustling city of Durban. A Like Giants production, the film was an Official Selection at the 2017 Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival and winner of the 2018 Art & Tur International Film Festival in Portugal, in the Environment and Ecology division.

“I’m really proud of what we’ve created with Sea Change, and very excited to team up with Plastic Oceans to share the documentary,” said Buttery. “Our partnership and collaboration provides a great opportunity to bring the film and its sustainability message to a wider audience. One of the real reasons I’m so proud of this film, as a surfer I have always been conscious of how toxic the surf industry is, so it has been a privilege for me to tell John’s story. ”

Plastic Oceans and Like Giants are submitting Sea Change to additional film festivals, and the film will soon be made available in Spanish, with other translations expected later in 2019.