To Be Frank

To Be Frank

11 minutes, United States, 2023

 

 

To Be Frank explores authenticity and community in surfing via Frank Paine, a 73-year-old South Bay icon and humble local legend whose life orbits around a two-block stretch of beach. His unforgettable mustache and magnetic spirit are what most first notice, but Frank's deeper layers expose a depth that might answer some questions that us surfers continually ask ourselves. Surfing, which, for some, becomes lost in isolation, is made whole again with Frank welcoming, inspiring, kind and committed, with an unwavering passion centered on and springing from Hermosa Beach's beloved shores.

 

Director(s): Anna Wilder Burns

Producer(s): Morgan Sliff