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Doms passions turn to film

LIFE ON FILM: Dominic Sullivan with camera at the Wreck and on the Wreck in a scene from his film about being young in the Bay.
LIFE ON FILM: Dominic Sullivan with camera at the Wreck and on the Wreck in a scene from his film about being young in the Bay.

DIGBY HILDRETH

DOMINIC Sullivan shares the passions of many young men in Byron Bay - music, travel and surfing.

But the 20-year-old from Suffolk Park has taken those enthusiasms to another level, blending them into an hour-long film which will screen in Byron next week. Byron Bay - Summer Days is a collection of clips taken by Dominic as he spent a summer skateboarding, surfing, kayaking to Julian Rocks, and visiting hinterland waterfalls, as well as glimpses of rap and hardcore performers in the Bay and some footage provided by Parkway Drive of a massive concert on their recent worldwide tour.

There are scenes from Dominic's own travels around the world - he's a keen snowboarder - and from friends' trips in Japan and India.

"In the end they all relate back to Byron Bay," Dominic said. "It's about the youth of the town; what they're doing right now. I tried to cater to all audiences."

He has been helped out with equipment by his good mate Garrett Parkes, who has also recruited him for his next venture.

The pair will go overseas soon and Dominic will film Garrett as he surfs in various top spots around the world.

But his ambitions lie more towards making music videos - "which are like small films in themselves".

And he wants to hone his technical skills with study at SAE - just one more reason for him to return to the "amazing place" he was born in and will always call home.

Byron Bay - Summer Days screens at 7pm next Wednesday, July 25, at the Byron Community Centre.


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