The Story of Surfing's Oldest Grom


Brendan Hearne was raised in Los Angeles and holds a B.A. in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara. After a short stint as a professional surfer, he began his career in film working as an editor, cutting surf, skate, music, and lifestyle projects. Soon after, he segued into directing and signed with Radical Media, where he went on to direct national and international commercials for some of the biggest brands and advertising agencies in the world. He has since turned his attention to documentaries and developing independent films. “Curt” is his first documentary. Go to to see his other work.



Jordan Tappis is a Santa Monica based music executive, producer and filmmaker. He is president and founder of music entertainment company Record Collection, co-founder, along with his partner Beau Willimon, of film and television production company Westward Productions, co-owner of Malibu Magazine and principal in US based non-profit organizations Waves For Water and Therasurf. Most recently Jordan directed and executive produced the feature documentary The Walk Around The World for National Geographic and he is currently directing and executive producing a film based on the music of Johnny Cash in conjunction with Network Entertainment, CMT and Fremantle Media. Jordan began his career as a professional surfer. 

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