Sea Change

A short film about one man's journey to make an positive impact on the environment and to fulfill his destiny.



Bruce Buttery, Wayne Potterton


Julie Andersen, Tod Hardin


Plastic Oceans International

Running time

6 minutes

Country / Nationality

South Africa

Our Judges say:

Delightful, poetic and politically-aware surfing movie. Beautifully done and very enjoyable

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

A short documentary about one man’s mindfulness in the pursuit of truth and the perfect wave, detailing his approach to the environment and surfing, and his passion for both. Filmed on location in South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal region, and in the bustling city of Durban, Sea Change is a beautiful film from Bruce Buttery, profiling the search for purpose of surfer, free diver and eco warrior, John McCarthy.