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Benoit Lalande

Benoit Lalande

Gisele Bruhwiler moved to Tofino when the now renowned Canadian surf town was nothing more than a small fishing village. Since then, she has raised an entire family of pro-surfers, but did so the old way, showing them how to sail and live off the land. Despite speaking a different language and being generations apart, Gisele and her grandson Kalum share an unconditional love for the ocean and this primitive lifestyle that's been lost with changing times.

Originally from Quebec City, Benoit Lalande started out shooting any action sports his hometown had to offer. Hungry for new experiences, the young director moved to California to attend college and jump-start his career. Today, Ben is known for his elegant style and high energy films. His images evoke mystery and ingenuity, and his editing and cinematography skills make him one damn versatile director. Despite his young age, he has 4 Vimeo staff picks under his belt and has traveled to over 20 countries. His clients include Red Bull, Oakley, Chipotle, Arc’teryx, WSL, Coors, Disney, Air Canada, and others.