‘The Coast’, A Stunning Short Film About a Surfer Using the Ocean to Confront Issues of His Own Mortality

“The Coast” is a stunning and poignant short film directed by Oregon-based filmmaker Skip Armstrong for NRS Films that tells the story of surfer Hayden Peters, who embraces the ocean as he awaits a doctor’s diagnosis concerning a hereditary condition that could cut his life short.

I want to be vulnerable in life. I want to be in places that scare me and situations that scare me and bring me closer to the things I love. When I’m in the ocean, I’m vulnerable. I’m at the mercy of the ocean in every single way.

Armstrong discussed the short in a recent interview, including the decision to leave the diagnosis out of the final film.

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