Rip Curl Presents 'Free Scrubber' - Starring Tom Curren
Tom Curren disappears deep down the rabbit hole in Mexico.
"Oh, it’s bent, mate. It’s bent. It’s so bent it can see the back of its own head!”
Blakey got license to get weird from the man himself. “Curren and I only spoke twice on the phone about the film,” says Vaughano. “That was our only contact before we started cutting it. I said to him, ‘Look, man, I’m going pretty out there on this one.’ And he was going, ‘Bend it.’ That was his advice to me, ‘Bend it.’ And I was going, ‘Oh, it’s bent, mate. It’s bent. It’s so bent it can see the back of its own head!” That was the last Blakey heard from Curren. Four text messages, two conversations, no response and no review of the finished edit was the sum total of correspondence. But Blakey ran with it and soon Joe Turpel was commentating Tom’s waves, unexplained faces were appearing for no reason, and Tom Curren was hula-hooping. Free Scrubber fell somewhere between Searching For Tom Curren and Erasherhead.
"Holy shit, this is actually a little disturbing? You just don’t know what’s actually going on.”