Watch Riley Blakeway’s new short film Someplace Else, presented by Corona Extra

  • Chris Singh
  • May 14, 2014
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With the release of Someplace Else, the new short film directed by Riley Blakeway, we celebrate the subcultures that sit hand in hand with the breezy Corona Extra lifestyle. Here you will find the joys encompassed in one week, lost and found, in the unique area of Mexico.

Presented by Corona Extra, Someplace Else is a collective of fun lovin’ and talented individuals – surfers Ozzie Wright and Dylan Graves, musician Hanni El Khatib, skateboarder Andrew Brophy, and artists Jeff Canham and Rose Ashton – pulled together and taken for a bus trip down the neglected back roads of the Mexican coast. The trip was centered around the common threads that bind these creative souls, and there should be no surprise that this common thread was Corona Extra.

Says World Famous rock music guy Hanni El Khatib: “It’s very rare that you get a bunch of people together who don’t know each other and walk away from it super tight. The guys on this trip have been so awesome, I’d like to be on a bus trapped with these dudes all the time.” The short film shows the camaraderie between this eclectic group of individuals, and as a result, what we get a very warm, very picturesque journey through which we are vicariously transported to their collective experience.

With these six strangers piling into a decommissioned transporter for seven days and seven nights, we are taken through the dusty wastelands, while our journeymen surfs, skates, paints, and jams from dawn to dusk, meeting locals along the way, and melting into the true heart and soul of Mexico.

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The Cast

HEK: LA based musician Hanni El Khatib grew up in San Francisco listening to his parent’s punk, garage rock, blues and R&B records. In a past life he was head of a broom but he left that behind to play music. He’s released two awesome albums (the latest produced in Nashville by the Black Key’s Dan Auerbach) and is a wild man in the wee hours of the morning.

JC: Fellow San Franciscan Jeff Canham is a globally recognized artist and graphic designer. Known for his skills with typography and signwriting, Jeff got his start in the surf industry, as Art Director of Surfer Magazine for a time, and put all these creative skills to work in Someplace Else! That great big bus you see scooting around Mex is all Jeff with a little help from Rose Girl.

WRONG: Ozzie Wright is a professional surfer, artist and musician based on Sydney’s northern beaches. Whether he’s on the ocean, playing with his band Goons Of Doom or painting, Ozzie lives the life we all dream of… and he has great bangs for a man in his mid-30s.

BROPHY: Originally from the West, professional skateboarder Andrew Brophy is now based in Melbourne. He is the owner of one of the highest ever ollies (87 skateboards laid flat or 6 cartons of Corona stacked high, has legs like Red Cedar trees and has snapped more boards than Bruce Lee.

GRAVES: Dylan Graves is the unofficial prince of Puerto Rico. One of the funniest and happiest professional surfers you will ever meet, he also leads the life that so many of us aspire to, free surfing around the world and writing songs about pro surfers. His John John Florence composition titled “Is it John John or is it John” has become a cult classic in international surfing circles.

ROSE GIRL: Rose Ashton is a Sydney based model and artist with an expansive lineage in the visual arts. Her infectious enthusiasm is always on display, whether riding on elephants in Africa, surfing in remote locations, or painting on boulders and buses in Mexico. As the only girl on the Someplace Else adventure she literally was the rose amongst the thorns.


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.