Swellnet Interview

Here's an interview I did with Andrew Crockett for Swellnet about filmmaking, surfing & 'The Heart & The Sea'.

Byron Premiere

A few photos from a special evening sharing 'The Heart & The Sea' with friends.

The Heart & The Sea / Byron Bay Premiere

Chris Del Moro, 'The Heart & The Sea'. I'm really happy to bring the film to Byron Bay this Wednesday. I'd be stoked & grateful if you could help spread the word. Details here.

Best Documentary / Surffilmfestival Cologne

I just got the news that The Heart & The Sea won Best Documentary at the Surffilmfestival Cologne. I'm flattered, humbled & grateful.

Pre-Order 'The Heart & The Sea' DVDs Now

The Heart & The Sea: Official Trailer from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.

As of today, you can pre-order The Heart & The Sea on DVD from me directly! The price is $40AUD including GST & postage anywhere in Australia, & $50AUD including postage anywhere in the world. For your information: - The film is an hour & twenty five minutes long. - There's a ton of extras. - The DVD is region free & will play anywhere. - There's seven language subtitles - Basque, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish & English for the hearing impaired. - The DVD comes in a matte-finish digipack, but to minimise the use of plastic it is not shrinkwrapped. If you'd like to place an order, please email me at nathanoldfield@yahoo.com & I'll send you a Paypal request. We will start shipping DVDs this Friday.

Byron Bay Premiere

A photo I took years ago of my steadfast old friend, The Cape Byron Lighthouse. I'm looking forward to playing The Heart & The Sea in the Bay in just a couple of weeks on the 19th of December. Phone the Byron Bay Community Centre on 0266856807. Tickets are selling fast.

The Heart & The Sea Screenings

These are the confirmed dates for premieres for The Heart & The Sea so far. There's more to follow & I'll post them up as soon as they're confirmed. Please note that the world premiere at Avoca Beach on December 8th is now sold out, but there's another Avoca show scheduled in January. Thanks for your interest everyone! I hope that you can make it to one of these shows to check out The Heart & The Sea on the big screen.

The Sea Kin

My friends at The Sea Kin have just released an online 'zine. I was grateful to have some work included in this left of centre contribution to surfing culture. Please take a look & share it with your friends.

Kiwis Against Sand Mining

KASM & S4C COASTAL JOURNEY - PART 1 from Surfers for Cetaceans on Vimeo.

PART 2 - KASM & S4C COASTAL JOURNEY from Surfers for Cetaceans on Vimeo.

For anyone who's ever been fortunate enough to visit the west coast of New Zealand, you'll know it's a coastline worth preserving & protecting. To help, please visit: KASM & Surfers For Cetaceans.

The Sea Life

I have long admired Matt Johnson's photography. He runs a beautiful little part of cyberspace called The Sea Life. A couple of weeks back he was kind enough to point his lens in my direction. You can see the photos here.

White Horses

Thankful to get some more photos and words featured in 'White Horses', a very fine magazine that continues to gather a justified reputation as a world class surfing publication. This article is an interview I did with Dave Rastovich telling the story of christening the 16 foot Olo that he made alongside Tom Wegener. I also tell Dave's story of this remarkable first surf in 'The Heart & The Sea.'

Seaworthy / Movie of the Week

My film Seaworthy is being featured on TheSurfNetwork.com as their movie of the week. Click here to buy the film & watch it on the device of your choice - computer, iPad, iPhone or TV. Thanks for supporting independent surf filmmaking!


I was invited by Victor from Spain who has a blog called 'El Verano Sin Fin' to choose ten things I wanted to have or do in my life. It sure made me think. Here's the link.


'Heartwood: Paul Joske's Seed to Sea Journey'. This is an article I put together about Paul Joske that features in this month's issue of Pacific Longboarder. The story also gets told in moving pictures in 'The Heart & The Sea'.

The Heart & The Sea / Byron Bay Premiere

Here's an interview I did with my friends at Common Ground Byron Bay, about my film 'The Heart & The Sea', which premieres in Byron on the 19th of December. Tickets are available here. I hope to see some of you there.


Here's the artwork for 'The Heart & The Sea'. Deep thanks to my mates from The Critical Slide Society for their great work. Ben Waters did a wonderful job bringing my wife Eliza's & my ideas together in this beautiful illustration & handwritten type. Jim Mitchell, Sam Coombes & Rama McCabe put the finishing touches on things. I am grateful for their generous, special efforts & so stoked with the final result.


Nature's first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold... Robert Frost

TCSS / A Poolside Love Affair

The Critical Slide Society – A Poolside Love Affair from STAB on Vimeo.

Stab Magazine is running a boardshort design competition called A Poolside Love Affair. Please go here & vote for my friends at The Critical Slide Society's epic entry. These boardies ooze the summery, saturated steeze & happy quirkiness that is at the centre of TCSS design.

Ryan Tatar / Ron Herman Tokyo

Amigo Ryan Tatar is having a show of photographic works in Tokyo, opening tomorrow, if you're lucky enough to be nearby.

Liquid Salt Magazine Interview

The good people of Liquid Salt Magazine have just released an interview I did with them about 'The Heart & The Sea.' It's an honour to be featured alongside so many amazing artists & surfers.


Just received a new 5'9" joy machine made by good mate Sage Joske. Can't wait to christen this little shred sled. Stoked!

The Heart & The Sea: World Premiere

The Heart & The Sea: Official Trailer from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.

The Heart & The Sea is premiering at my local theatre, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, on Saturday, December 8th. The outdoor bar opens at 3.30, so come & have a beer & celebrate with us. The theatre is releasing tickets now, but they can't be pre-booked, only purchased. Last time our premiere of Seaworthy at Avoca sold out pretty quickly, so call 02 43821777 now. Thanks for your interest in the film. If you live nearby, I hope to see you there!

The Heart & The Sea: Trailer

The Heart & The Sea: Official Trailer from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.

Finally, here's the trailer to 'The Heart & The Sea.' After working on this for over three years, it feels good to get this out there to give people an idea about the heartbeat of the film. I hope you like this first glimpse. As an independent filmmaker with zero advertising budget, this little clip is all I have so please share it with your friends! Thanks for taking the time to have a look into 'The Heart & The Sea' &, as always, thank you for visiting this small corner of the interwebs.

The Heart & The Sea: Trailer Tomorrow

After working on this film for over three years, I'm excited that people will finally get a chance to see some moving pictures from 'The Heart & The Sea' when the trailer goes online tomorrow.

Korduroy Feature

The good people at Korduroy have featured some photographs I've taken while making'The Heart & The Sea.' You can check the gallery here if you're interested.


Clovis Donizetti, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, still from 'The Heart & The Sea.'


Our mate Dan made some photographs of us recently, enjoying a quiet winter's day as a family. It's not always easy being on the other side of the lens, but I am stoked & grateful to have some photographs of our little family that we can treasure for a lifetime. Dan arrived late morning, while we were hanging at home, then we all took a walk down to our special place. It's a little cove, hidden down in the national park, a place I have loved & surfed since I was a boy. The local Aboriginal people, the Kuring-gai, called this stretch of coast 'Bouddi', which translates as 'heart', 'heart place' or 'heartland'. This place truly is heart country for us, as it's where we gave our daughter Willow's ashes to the sea nearly seven years ago. Life is a strange journey. I almost can't believe, looking at these photographs, that here we are, seven years later, still standing. But now our family has grown & there are five of us, & one forever in our hearts. Here we all are, in our heartland, a family looking out & looking forwards.