At 24, Jeremy Rumas quit his full-time job in Chicago to make a surf movie. “Thinking back over the previous few years was sort of a blur of sitting at desks,” says Rumas of his time working in an office as a commercial artist. “I felt like I better make a move quick if I was to try to do something of my own.”
The quick move he made was a solo-journey to Samoa– alone. Rumas, an Indiana native, bought a surfboard for the trip and instantly fell in love, deciding to pour his artistic skills, and savings, into a passion project on surfing.
His upcoming surf film, Hangs Upon Nothing, will be the culmination of his work with both music an cinematography. Shot entirely on a Bolex with 16mm film– a decision inspired by Jack Johnson’s September Sessions— and with the musical score provided by his band Turbofire to Zenith, Rumas is aiming higher than most filmmakers for a debut project.—grindtv