Paul Prewitt Joins Florida Surf Film Festival Short Film Jury

New Smyrna Beach, FL – I watched Atlantic Crossings when I was 17 years old in Orlando with my friends, backed by Matt Kechele, Rich Rudolf, and of course, the filmmaker, Paul Prewitt.  It was the first time someone had featured the right coast, the one I personally flailed and learned to surf on…  It was a can’t miss cultural event for every surfer worth their salt in high school.  And now, here today, we have Paul lending his unique view on the films submitted for this year’s festival in the short documentary category.  What a thrill for me. –Kevin Miller


Paul is the owner of Big Impact Films, Inc. out of Daytona Beach.  He has over 30 years experience as a  TV and video producer/director, cameraman, and freelancer.

Paul began shooting photos of surfing in 1971, and shooting surf films in 16mm in 1983, specializing in water photography with credits in over 10 films.  He distributed surf films on the East Coast for numerous filmmakers over 12 years, and published Sea Treks free surf magazine.

His surf film from 1988, which he produced and photographed was called “Atlantic Crossing” a 16mm surf film.

Current projects: Viva Cuba! cultural documentary, HOT CUBA TRAVEl, legal travel business to Cuba.