Gathering is a short film from independent filmmaker Nathan Oldfield, the creator of the award winning left of centre surf films Lines From a Poem, Seaworthy and The Heart & The Sea.

The film features the enigmatic and free-thinking Dave Rastovich at home in the sacred playgrounds of the Far North Coast of New South Wales. The film explores Rastovich’s ideas around how the tension between the industrial and the natural in the surfing world unfolds in that place. Ultimately, Gathering celebrates how diversity and difference in ecosystems, relationships and surfing contribute to the preciousness of life.

'Gathering' features Dave Rastovich, Lauren L. Hill, Chris Del Moro, Creed McTaggart and others. 'Gathering' is on sale with the August issue of Tracks Magazine – available from the 23rd of June 2014.

The song in this trailer is called 'It's A Mess' by The Deadly Syndrome from their album 'All In Time.'