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Behind The Scenes On The Exit The Earthly Film Shoot With The Volcom Team

Exit The Earthly, the ridiculous and psychedelic surf-action-comedy-adventure short film, stars Ozzie Wright, Nate Tyler, Coco Ho, Mitch Coleborn, Maud Le Car, Dusty Payne, Yago Dora, Quincy Davis and Noa Deane as themselves, with supporting rolls played by Will Oldham and Austin Amelio.

Mostly shot in one day and in the spirit of past scripted Volcom Films releases, Rara Avis and Knife!, Exit The Earthly follows Ozzie Wright to a mysterious island where he's been scoring empty barrels for days and soon after is joined by the rest of his friends, but before they get any waves their surfboards go missing. Fueled by copious amounts of island freak-out juice the gang embark on a Scooby-Doo-meets-Lost-meets-Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure quest to get back their boards back.

Directed by Volcom's Creative Director, Mike Aho (True To This), who co-wrote the script with Michael Sieben, the Volcom surf gang were largely kept in the dark about the true nature of their trip. Once they had arrived on the island they still didn't know what the film was about since no one was shown the script beforehand and we're given their lines as they shot each scene.

"Going on the trip I didn't know exactly what we were about to do, I heard it was a new collection photo shoot, but I was not expecting that we were gonna have to act." - Yago

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"This trip was full of surprises. At first I thought it was a Volcom Women’s trip and would be shooting for the new collection with Coco, Quincy and I, but then I realized the boys were on the trip too." - Maud

 
While they may have been a little uncomfortable at first with the idea of having to "act", the gang got on board and embraced the strange, bonding over their shared total lack of experience with acting.

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"There were some things I was just thinking 'what the hell are we doing?'" - Dusty

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"We are all terrible actors, but I knew Aho was cooking up something good." - Mitch

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"As far as photo shoots for clothing go, I think it was way more fun than standing around trying to look cool." - Ozzie

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"I'm not sure how people will react since it will be pretty different for the surf industry." - Nate

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"Not your average catalogue shoot, that's why we all LOVE Volcom!" - Coco


 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOS FROM THE SHOOT

Photos and words by Volcom's Global Surf Team Manager, Richie Olivares

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Ozzie entering the earthly...

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You know you're safe when these guys are around! Mahalo, Chava, Kai Borg, and Tai!

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Ring, ring... "SOS, I'm losing my mind and loving it."

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Ozzie is a complete natural at acting. He lived the part and added a bit of zest to every line.

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Shade is crucial on any beach. Thank you mother nature for providing this Mag Vibey Stoney fort!

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Yin Yang Stoneys Boardshorts. A perfect match for Ozzie Wright!

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Mitch Coleborn throwin' it up for the Polka Dot Stoneys.

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Lights, camera, action!

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BEWARE of this puddle of water that will teleport you to this secret island, man!

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Mag Vibes Stoney session with Yago Dora.

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Yago day-dreaming about the Georgia May Jagger scene.

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Ozzie soaking up the last bit of sun on this epic shoot location.

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The emotions of getting your board stolen... get 'em!

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Ozzie making the run for it in his Yin Yang Stoney Boardshorts.

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Dusty: "Ey, Tai boy, I just wanna surf." Tai: "Ey, boy, let's go, I'll swim."

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Mitch is a trooper and down for whatever! He’s also known as “SPAWN.”

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Director Mike Aho filing Ozzie’s conch with a bit more of that island freak out juice!

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The location was magical. Every corner felt like you were on either the Moon or Mars!

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Any time there was a break, the boys were on it to catch a few waves to keep sane!

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Dusty keeping his cool!

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We handed out disposable cameras to everyone and this was what we got out of Ozzie.

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Stoney fort vibes.

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The Nates!

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Coco, Quincy, and Maud thing to hold the humor in!

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This was the first scene we shot. This Wave Magnet shirt was brown by the end of it.

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Ozzie selfie take 2.

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We shot from sunup to sundown. By the end of it, we were cooked!

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Director Mike Aho prepping the guys for the next scene.

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This was definitely a team effort and everyone pulled their weight.

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Push-ups and beer! No better way to keep you lookin' good and happy!

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Oh, and some handstands to really get that blood flow going!

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The final scene is where things got a little fuzzy and obviously out of focus!

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Mike Aho, Ryan Immegart, and Ryan Thomas in their element.

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The talent! It was so epic working on this project and doing something different!

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Here’s Mike Aho telling some big Hawaiian bradahs what to do!

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Chava Greenlee, Kai Borg, and Tai Vandyke have been a part of the Volcom Family since the early days and they’re still running it.

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Haole Time!

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Nate Tyler trying to pull it together as the boys are rousting each other!

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And that's a wrap...

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