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Minds in the Water

Update Nov. 13, 2012:  Minds in the Water is now available on DVD and iTunes

Minds in the Water, is a award winning documentary following the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales and the oceans they all share. Through Dave’s journey—a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan—we see one surfer’s quest to activate his community to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants.

Featuring Dave Rastovich, Howie Cooke, Hannah Fraser, Chris De Moro, Isabel Lucas, Will Conner, Hilton Dawe with special appearances by Hayden Panettiere, Ash Grunwald, Mati Waiya, Joel Parkinson, Louie Psihoyos, Jack Johnson, Kelly Slater, Paul Watson, Xavier Rudd. The film has a killer soundtrack featuring music by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, Ash Grundwald, Band of Frequencies, Allendig, Will Conner, Valley’s and Tim Flood.

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.

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.

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.

The Team

Dave Rastovich: Producer / Lead

Saltwater Collective
Justin Krumb: Executive Producer / Director

Evergreen Oasis Entertainment
Jonny Vasic: Executive Producer / Producer

Milan Vasic: Executive Producer

Steve Barilotti: Co-Producer / Writer

(photo: Suzanne Harle with her Visual Petition)


If a picture tells a thousand words, then we will be presenting the world with millions of statements from all cultures around the world, proclaiming our firm desire to support Whales and Dolphins. The Visual Petition also presents the unique faces of those who are willing to be known as defenders of the ocean.

No matter who you are, we have a unique affinity with the ocean and it’s inhabitants. As the Earth is 70% water, so are we as human beings.
We are the stewards of our coastlines and the protectors of the lifeblood of the world. This petition simply illustrates our collective power to act on those feelings of conservation, ensuring the next generation experiences the joy of Dolphins and Whales.

How it all started
The Visual Petition began its journey by shooting the portraits of some great icons of the surf, music and film culture. David Rastovich, Jack Johnson, Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow, Andy Irons, Wolfmother, Xavier Rudd, Angus & Julia Stone, Ben Harper, Isabel Lucas, Hayden Panettiere, Daryl Hannah, Joaquin Phoenix, and many more have added their names to the growing petition. These portraits give the petition an identity to show that all these faces belong to people who are passionate about protecting Dolphins and Whales and the ocean they live in.

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