Kai Neville

by jonathan salfield


With a stainless sense for music and editing coupled with his ceaseless ability to produce era-defining surf films, most notably Modern Collective (2009), Lost Atlas (2011), Dear Suburbia (2102) his most recently acclaimed bit of celluloid, Cluster (2015), Kai has bounded above and beyond a behind-the-camera presence, presenting himself as an authentic illustration of the schizophrenic and alluring existence that is a man with a surfboard and a passport. Always one to polish a cup of java and down a bottle of red in the same sitting, Kai Neville does far more than record a lifestyle; he embodies it.