Self Discovery for Social Survival is a collaborative film between Mexican Summer and Pilgrim Surf and Supply, a New York-based surf and outdoor brand.
“The idea was to send surfers and musicians off on these trips together,” explains director and Pilgrim proprietor Chris Gentile. “Get them out there amongst it—in the surf, in the afterglow of the surf, talking story at dinner, just all the great stuff that happens on a surf trip. Then, right after their trips, the musicians jump into the studio and compose based on their experiences. With their hair still wet, so to speak.”
The soundtrack to Self Discovery for Social Survival follows Allah Las, Connan Mockasin, Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT) and Peaking Lights across Mexico, Iceland and The Maldives with professional surfers whilst Dungen and Jefre Cantu -Ledesma provide additional original material for the journey.