MEET NORTH STORM BRAND AMBASSADOR Tim Bonython – Tim Bonython Productions
Avalon Beach, NSW, Australia is where the extraordinary big surf film director Tim Bonython now calls home. As a pup Tim spent his earlier years living at Tennyson Beach in South Australia. Tennyson Beach would lay the foundations that continue to drive Tim toward the ocean today.
Tim is a multi-award-winning surf film Cinematographer and Director. He is a self-proclaimed ocean lover and swell chasing addict! For over 40 years Tim has had an undying passion for shooting the big swells and big wave surfing footage. And we definitely are not joking about big waves!
Over the years Tim has produced hundreds and hundreds of remarkable surf films! Including – Biggest Wednesday. Encode. Immersion. Hawaii Nine O series. Strike Force. Speed. Stuff series. Blackwater. The Story Of Teahupo’o. Plus years and years of Australian Surf Movie Festival tours!
Tim Bonython Productions
Tim and his beautiful wife Sandrine own and manage ‘Tim Bonython Productions’. They specialise in cameraman and production services. In addition, ‘Tim Bonython Productions’ run the Australian Surf Movie Festival (ASMF). This is an annual national tour showcasing Tim Bonython Productions latest and greatest independent surf feature films. Presented throughout clubs, pubs and cinemas Australia wide.
Tim has an incredible track record of awards and accolades within the surfing community. We cannot say how elated we are to have such a legend on our team!
More about Tim
Do you have any other interests outside of cinematography and chasing big swells?
AFL – Sydney Swans and GWS Giants, in fact any other teams besides Melbourne teams. Speedway as my Dad owned one and surfing of course.
Who is your idol, hero? Who inspires you the most?
My Dad who was absolute legend! He lived 10 lives in one. He inspired me from the beginning. Even where we lived which was next to the beach at Tennyson in Adelaide. The ocean was my playground.
If you could travel anywhere in Australia where would you go? And why?
The Barrier Reef to document the coral and fish life. But really I already go to some of the best places.
What motivates you each and every day?
Life and feeling healthy. So gym, yoga and surfing is all part of my daily routine.
What do you want to accomplish in your lifetime? Goals?
The Surfing Symphony and making a lot more of my show Swell Chasers with a bigger budget.
What do you use your North Storm gear for?
I use my North Storm gear for simply keeping my gear dry and ready to go. Especially when I need it in wet locations.