Pro surfer Dave Rasta Rastovich went from an ocean minded admirer to an ocean activist when he embarked on a personal mission to help stop the worldwide commercial slaughter of dolphins and whales. While unsure at first, Dave quickly found his activist sea legs and helped build a core team of filmmakers, journalists, musicians, eco-pirates, celebrity surfers and even a professional mermaid to help spread the message. All this has been documented in the film, Minds In The Water.

Five years in the making, Minds In The Water is the story of one surfer's international journey to help protect dolphins, whales and their ocean environment. Through the charismatic journey of one person's life, witness an adventure spanning the globe from Australia and the Galapagos to Tonga, Alaska and Japan. See first hand how one surfer's quest to protect dolphins and whales has blossomed into a movement of like minds. The film captures a key moment in one person's life when apathy is no longer an option.


The message of the film is two fold: The power of one individual to inspire people to take action and make a difference and if ocean minded people are to pass on a sustainable culture, then they must become responsible stewards of their coastal environment. Through Rasta's journey, we see one surfer's quest to activate his community to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants.

As ocean people, it is our privelege to be the custodians of our coastlines. The film documents our attempt at fulfilling that role as we travelled to surfing locations around the world. Cetaceans are the ultimate, and original surfers. They are our ocean kin and it is our role to do what we can to protect their well being." ~ Dave Rastovich

TOUR DATES & LOCATIONS (screening time 7:00pm unless otherwise noted)

April 13th - Coolangatta, Gold Coast "The Komune" (Dave Rastovich to present)
April 15th - Sunshine Coast "Coolum Civic Center" (Dave Rastovich to present)
April 19th - Brisbane Transcontinental Hotel

April 22nd - Coffs Harbour "Coffs Harbour Cinemas" (Dave Rastovich to present)
April 26th - Newcastle TBA
April 27th - Avoca "Avoca Beach Picture Theatre"
April 29th - Sydney TBA

May 2nd - Melbourne Cinema Nova
May 4th - Torquay "Surf World Museum"
May 6th - Sorrento "Peninsula Cinema"

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Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mindsinthewater
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/MindsInTheWater

Dave Rastovich, Howie Cooke, Hannah Fraser, surfer-activist Chris De Moro, actress Isabel Lucas, musician Will Conner, photographer Hilton Dawe. With special appearances by actress Hayden Panettiere, musician Ash Grunwald, Mati Waiya, professional surfer Joel Parkinson, Louie Psihoyos, acclaimed musician Jack Johnson, surfing legend Kelly Slater, Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson and musician Xavier Rudd.

The film has a killer soundtrack featuring music by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, Ash Grunwald, Band of Frequencies, Allendig, Will Conner, Valley's and Tim Flood.
Saltwater Collective
Justin Krumb

Executive Producer / Director
Emmy Award winning filmmaker Justin Krumb is the founder and president of The Saltwater Collective and RoughCuts Productions (RCP) and a producer-director with a focus on feature documentary and television production.