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“You know where you just sort of stare up at the stars and you just feel insignificant in a way, and you realise how big and wild the world is around you? It’s a nice feeling to have, I’m looking forward to getting back to that.”

Watch: 'A Sense Of Space' with Torren Martyn

October 10, 2018

Space (/speɪs/)

noun

1. a continuous area or expanse which is free, available or unoccupied.

Introducing ‘A Sense of Space’, the latest feature following the life of SurfStitch ambassador, Torren Martyn.

Filmed and edited by close pal Ishka Folkwell, this mini documentary embodies his hometown day to day rituals perched somewhere in the Byron Bay shire. From the rural landscapes of northern New South Wales to then getting lost in the desert somewhere in North West WA, the fifteen minute flick encapsulates the meaning of exploration and the elements, whether it’s waves or otherwise, that come with it. The result is exactly that, a picture-perfect view of how adventurous life can be if we all take two, slow down and enjoy the little things and the simple moments.

“You know where you just sort of stare up at the stars and you just feel insignificant in a way, and you realise how big and wild the world is around you? It’s a nice feeling to have, I’m looking forward to getting back to that.”

Get a view into Torren’s persona and tune into ‘A Sense of Space’ below, then continue scrolling as we get an exclusive chat to talk more about the projects creation, the diversity of exploring Australia’s definitive and ever changing coastlines, the high and lows of the journey and much more.

Where did the name ‘A Sense Of Space’ originate?
West Australia itself is so remote and desolate in many ways, just plain simple living, I really enjoy my own space and that humbling feeling of being amongst all the elements.

How long was this feature film in the works for?
The film itself was shot over a couple of weeks, piecing it together and marrying it with an original soundtrack took a few more weeks.

Tell us about the locations featured and why they were chosen for the flick. It’s incredible to see the diverse and different landscapes of both sides of Australia!
The diversity from North to South and East to West is something that I always appreciate and am fascinated by in Australia alone. It’s incredible, the locations in the film are the east coast and the far north west, geographically they are about as far away as you could be from the other, lush and green on one side and barren and dry on the other. Quite a contrast indeed!

You and Ishka have worked together on a number of projects and you seem to nail it every time, what makes it work so well?
Ishka and I are best mates. We’re both on the same page on a lot of levels we travel well together, have similar aesthetic taste and enjoy making films together. Shooting around home you obviously have your usual comforts, though The West Oz section is something completely new and different.

What was it like being out in the middle of nowhere and scoring day after day?
To be honest we weren’t exactly scoring day after day at all, the conditions, wind weather and waves were all pretty unpredictable. We had some moments but it was nice spending time out there, off the grid, surfing, fishing and catching up with a good mate of ours that we hadn’t seen for a while.

Tell us about some of the highs and lows of the journey?
The trip and time over west was a high, sharing waves with new and old friends, camp fires, red wine and plenty of laughs. I gave my foot a bit of a brush against the reef and it got quite infected and got a little debilitating towards the of the trip but all in all it was nothing but a good time.