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Project MAR has finally come to conclusion! The film is finished and now available on Vimeo on Demand. It is a look at surfing in its original form – love for the ocean, enjoyment of nature and sharing with friends.
We accompany Big Wave surfer Alex Botelho and some of his friends to discover that there are surfers out there who balance their love for the ocean and nature with a professional career in the sport.
What truly made this project special was all the collaborations. Luis do Vale dedicated lots of time and his amazing skills to provide the film with a fitting and superbly engineered sound experience. Take a look below at a short profile.
A few screen shots from the film…
Mar is a tale of discovery, triumph and (almost) tragedy, but above all it is a life affirming pledge to positive vibes in and out of the line up.
Check out the trailer above featuring original music by Luis do Vale
Luís do Vale (*1993) was born and raised in Ourém, Portugal. Here he was introduced to music at the conservatory and learned to play the guitar. At the age of 10, he moved to the Algarve and quickly became aware of his growing passion for music. Later he started to write his own music, participating in many different projects, as a singer/guitarist, composer and vocalist.  
He became interested in the world of music recording and sound design by teaching himself and later enrolled in a Musical production course by ETIC, all of which helped shape and develop his abilities and increase his set of skills as a producer/singer/songwriter/composer. His eclectic style and passion for music make him move between different genres and projects, either composing or writing for himself, for other artists, or even being in charge of sound design for films and commercials, a jack of all trades.
“I try to get a sense or feel of where the music wants to go and on how emotional states can drive us musically speaking, some of it I think is based on perceptions, perspectives and sensations. Music has a lot of psychology.”
Luis plays regular local and international gigs as a solo act, with a band and in other formations. He started out professionally when he was 17, performing his own music compositions and cover songs, ranging from private settings (weddings, private parties) to broader audiences (bars, hotels, corporates,  festivals), and all types of events.”