The Women and the Waves 2, a film by Heather Hudson, premieres at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 4pm

The Women and the Waves 2 Premieres in San Luis Obispo on 3/18

The Women and the Waves 2, a film by Heather Hudson, premieres at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 4pm

The Women and the Waves 2 Premieres at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Mission Cinemas, Friday, March 18, 2016, 4pm - 1025 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo

Our great friend, Heather Hudson, is set to premiere her new film, The Women and the Waves 2, in San Luis Obispo in a few short weeks on March 18. If you happen to be anywhere close to that area of the coast, be sure and check out her latest film. Tickets sold at the door so bring all your friends and line up early. The Women and the Waves 2 stars Jeannette Prince, Kristy Murphy, Mary Bagalso, Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Demi Boelsterli, and Isabelle Radis.
Film Description The Women and the Waves 2 is a documentary surf film that celebrates women and their unique approach to surfing and life. The film looks at the state of surfing today from a feminine perspective and features positive role models that give back to people and the planet. Following in the footsteps of the groundbreaking 2009 film, THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES; THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES 2 continues to explore the culture of surfing in relation to six surfers and their lives both in and out of the water. The launch point of inspiration to make this film came in the fall of 2013 when two friends featured in THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES experienced two pivotal moments in their lives. After a valiant twenty-year battle against cancer, Robin Janiszeufski-Hesson ‘Zeuf’ was a few months away from death, and Ashley Lloyd Thompson was a few months from giving birth. One goes out. One comes in. Life rolls on. Just like the waves that are eternal. When someone we love dies, we stop, breathe and reassess our own lives. Zeuf was a friend and mentor to many and an inspiration to all. We only have the present moment, so how will we live it? THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES 2 emphasizes the notion that surfing is more than just a sport; it is a lifestyle, and serves as a backdrop for connections made between people, honoring the natural world, paying homage to loved ones past, and celebrating the cycle of life. Ultimately, the film is the portrayal that a life filled with gratitude for one another and the world we live in, is a life well lived. And when the joy of surfing is added to the equation it makes life that much more sweet! For upcoming screenings, information, or to purchase the original, award-winning 2009 film, The Women and the Waves, please visit womenandthewaves.com.
 
Zeufy Tuesdays - Part One of a Four-Part Series. Heather Hudson celebrates the life of Zeuf Hesson in Hope More, a short film.

Zeufy Tuesdays, Part One – Zeuf Hesson Shares a Special Message with Loved Ones and the World in “Hope More,” a Short Film by Heather Hudson

Zeufy Tuesdays - Part One of a Four-Part Series. Heather Hudson celebrates the life of Zeuf Hesson in Hope More, a short film. Zeufy Tuesdays: Part One in a Four-Part Series Each Tuesday Celebrating the Life of Zeuf Hesson My Friend Zeuf - by Heather Hudson Our paths crossed over 7 years ago when I was in the process of creating my first surf documentary, "The Women and the Waves." I had asked Ashley Lloyd to be in the film and I had planned to meet her at Linda Benson's Roxy Jam Contest in Cardiff, California. (As a first time filmmaker, I wanted to give Ashley a few of my co-producer's films on DVD, to show her that we were legitmate!) When I finally found Ashley in the crowd, she was running off to surf in her heat. That is when she introduced me to Zeuf, who was with her and watching her bags. We immediately struck up a conversation and eventually exchanged our phone numbers. It was from that moment that our friendship began. And very soon after that I knew that I wanted her in my film. She asked, "Are you sure?" I said, "Yes!" I was very sure. She was my soul surfer & sister! Looking back now, I can't help but cherish my memories of this amazing, beautiful, loving, caring soul that is Zeuf. I knew nothing about her when we met, and learned so much as time passed. She had the biggest most caring heart. She would do anything to help anyone at anytime. She was loved by so many because she made every person feel special. Even though she struggled with cancer through all of those years, she never complained. She managed to LIVE with GRACE. She had a really funny sense of HUMOR and a SPARKLE in her eyes. How fortunate I am to have had her in my LIFE.

Hope More from Heather Hudson on Vimeo.

HOPE MORE - A Short Film by Heather Hudson Description: About a year ago, I told Zeuf that I wanted to make a short film while we were on our annual surf trip down to Mexico. She paused a moment and said, "Make a film about HOPE." I replied, "Okay, I can do that." Fast forward to June, 2013, "HOPE" was finished. I sent it to her, she loved it and was really stoked. Others seemed to like it too, and I was stoked! As her health declined since then, I kept thinking that I had MORE of her message from the trip. So, here is the second installment: "HOPE MORE." Dedicated to her husband, Frosty Hesson, their family, and to those who loved and were touched by Zeuf. Here's to Zeuf! Forever and Always in my heart. xo Heather Hudson Film/Edit: Heather Hudson, Graciegirl LLC Music: "The Cove" - Performed by Land N Sea. "Believe" Artwork: Jeannette Prince, Cardiff Town Cards Zeuf Hesson shares a message of hope with her loved ones and the world. Frame Grabs from Hope More, a short film by Heather Hudson.
Heather Hudson, film producer. Graciegirl LLCAbout the Filmmaker... Heather Hudson is a film producer living in Santa Barbara, California, where she is a community volunteer, a wife and mother of two sons. In 2007, she started her film production company, Graciegirl LLC, and created the groundbreaking documentary surf film, “The Women and the Waves,” with co-producer and mentor, Peck Euwer of Swell Pictures Inc., Santa Barbara. For 15 years Heather has supported and volunteered for "Heal the Ocean," a successful Santa Barbara-based non-profit citizen's action group committed to ending ocean pollution. In 2012, she was named to the Heal the Ocean Board of Directors where she heads up fundraising and events.
Thumbnail image for Heather Hudson's new short film, HopeAdditional Resources: Heather Hudson on Vimeo The Women and the Waves Cardiff Town Cards by Jeannette Prince Making Mavericks: The Memoir of a Surfing Legend - by Frosty Hesson 8 Women, 8 Days. Take 2.Additional Graciegirl Films Featuring Zeuf: 8 Women, 8 Days. Take 2 8 Women, 8 Days. A Lifetime of Memories. The Slideshow. HOPE. A Short Film by Heather Hudson
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Hope, a new short surf film by Heather Hudson of Graciegirl LLC

HOPE. A Short Film by Heather Hudson.

HOPE from Heather Hudson on Vimeo.

HOPE A Short Film by Heather Hudson Description: Sometimes we all need to get away to gain a little perspective... Join seven friends as they travel to Mexico for their annual surf trip of fun waves, great food, rest and relaxation. Along the way the surfers share deep and personal thoughts on the theme of "hope" for this year and the future. "My hope this year for myself is that I get to live for another year because unfortunately I have metastatic cancer. With that, every year is an unbelievable gift ...every day is a gift and for some reason I get to keep coming back." -Zeuf Surfers: Zeuf, Linda, Nancy, Jeannette, Lara, Brenda, and Heather Film/Edit: Heather Hudson, Graciegirl LLC Music: "Grab Your Board" - Written by Michael M. Lehman; Performed by Marshall Rhodes. Michael Lehman, guitar and vocals; Glenn Burke, guitar and vocals. Allan "JR" Fiedtkou, percussion. Artwork: Jeannette Prince, Cardiff Town Cards Frame grabs from Hope, a short film by Heather Hudson - Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine
Heather Hudson, film producer. Graciegirl LLCAbout the Filmmaker... Heather Hudson is a film producer living in Santa Barbara, California, where she is a community volunteer, a wife and mother of two sons. In 2007, she started her film production company, Graciegirl LLC, and created the groundbreaking documentary surf film, “The Women and the Waves,” with co-producer and mentor, Peck Euwer of Swell Pictures Inc., Santa Barbara. For 15 years Heather has supported and volunteered for "Heal the Ocean," a successful Santa Barbara-based non-profit citizen's action group committed to ending ocean pollution. In 2012, she was named to the Heal the Ocean Board of Directors where she heads up fundraising and events.
Thumbnail image for Heather Hudson's new short film, HopeAdditional Resources: Heather Hudson on Vimeo The Women and the Waves Cardiff Town Cards by Jeannette Prince Rail Grabber. Designed by Linda Benson.
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8 Women, 8 Days. Take 2. A Graciegirl surf video clip featuring Jeannette, Robin, Linda, Mary, Brenda, Zeuf, Nancy & Heather.

8 Women, 8 Days, Take 2 An amazing group of women return to Mexico for rest, relaxation and friendship. Starring Jeannette Prince, Robin Hoyland, Linda Benson, Mary Bagalso, Brenda Friday, Zeuf Hesson, Nancy Steele and Heather Hudson. Video: © 2012 Graciegirl LLC 8 Women, 8 Days. Take 2.
Additional Resources: 8 Women, 8 Days. A Lifetime of Memories. - slideshow of the first Mexico trip Rail Grabber - carry your board the easy way with Linda Benson's clever invention Cardiff Town Cards - featuring photographs and original artwork by Jeannette Prince The Women and the Waves - Heather Hudson and Peck Euwer's film featuring Linda Benson, Ashley Lloyd, Zeuf, Kim Mearig, Heather Tiddens & more