The Armstrongs


The Armstrongs - a short film documenting a South African surfing family that lives a life not many would deem conventional. Ian (46), a provider, shaper, former Big Wave World Champion and above all else, a father, along with his wife Lee (45) and their 8 children and 1 grandson redefine ‘what is normal’ and challenge the perspective of modern family values. The Armstrongs share strong bonds with each other and the ocean; making a point of placing well being, unity, love and a genuine connection with nature above financial gain and status. This is their story.

A film by Eyeforce
In association with Stitch Post

Director - Arthur Neumeier
Editor - Jaco Läubscher
Producer - Mascha Spaans
Cinematographer - Arthur Neumeier
2nd Camera operators - Bjorn Baay & Mascha Spaans
Colorist - Nic Apostoli
Final Mix - Tim Pringle

Additional Dungeons footage - Neil Webster / Fixer Film

In the clouds - Be still the Earth
The Glory fields - Ben Winwood
David and I - Giants and Pelgrims
Wild Strawberries - Eternal Tapestry
Mountain Primrose - Eternal Tapestry
Ancient Echoes - Eternal Tapestry
When stars align - Caleb Etheridge
Milchizedek - Giants and Pelgrims
Maidenhair Spleenwort - Eternal Tapestry

A special thanks to the whole Armstrong family

Ian Armstrong
Lee Armstrong

Holly Armstrong
Max Armstrong
Ruth Armstrong
Asha Armstrong
Maya Armstrong
Rosa Armstrong
Amy Armstrong
Levi Armstrong

And grandson

Elijah Armstrong