Now crowdfunding through Pozible, Darren McCagh and Russell Ord’s documentary One Shot has released a trailer that you can check out in the player below.
The film is a short documentary that looks into the life of Ord, a West Australian, world renowned surf photographer as he embarks on a mission to capture ‘one shot’ that defines who he is, not just what he does. A husband and father of three, Russell has for years shot professional surfers and ocean scapes, only to wake up one day and look back on his images with total emptiness and dissatisfaction.
“I do not want to be remembered for just being in the channel at the right time and right place capturing the surfers wave of a lifetime,” says Ord. “Because in the end, thats easy. As a photographer I want to remember myself for taking that ‘one’ photo not because of the surfers name or reputation, but because of the position I put myself in to capture the moment in time. An amazing view of the ocean cannot be captured without an element of risk; Its taken me years to find my niche within my photography, and now that I have, its such a great place to be.”
Fueled by a burning desire to have ‘his moment’, Russell embarks on a journey that finds him tackling a secret big wave location in Western Australia. It is known by many big wave surfers as one of the heaviest slabs in the world. Remote and renowned for sharks, the effort, commitment and training that lies behind that ‘one shot’ is both an inspiration and education to many, and will change the way we view a photograph forever. Russell is the only photographer that will risk his life to shoot inside the barrel at this location and is fully aware of the consequences of taking such chances.
One Shot is an inspiring journey about one man taking a chance, following his dreams and living a life without restrictions. You only get one shot at life… you have to live it as best you can.
You can check out the trailer in the player below and donate to the production by clicking here.