At only 18, Jeremy Flores was the youngest surfer to be on the WCT, the world's surfing elite. Surrounded by a team of professionals and an entire nation, Jeremy even won the most prestigious of competitions, at Pipeline Hawaii, in 2010. But the pressure, criticism, and his fiery temperament eroded little by little his hopes of becoming world champion.
At the end of his tether, on July 13, 2014 at JBay in South Africa,
after losing a heat, Jeremy Flores immediately contested his score with
in what was deemed a verbal assault by the World Surfing
As a result of his actions, Flores received a one-month ban
the competition for bringing the sport into disrepute. This film was
shot during his hiatus in Tahiti.
Nowadays, Jeremy Flores has rediscovered what he loves doing most in
the world - surfing. Sebastien Zanella, the editor of Desillusion
magazine, followed the man during his forced holiday break, resulting in
an outstanding documentary, from hell to heaven, an atmospheric
peer-review where Jeremy tells his story, with no concessions.
Directed by Sebastien Zanella
Filmed by Chris Bryan, Sebastien Zanella, Pierre David & Jeremy Graham
Produced by Nicolas Dazet
Helios – Halving the compass
Locrian & mamiffer – In fulminic blaze
Evan Caminiti – Absteigend
Pajaro Sunrise – 086