' ...but when you fall head over heels on your first attempt to catch a wave, you're gone.'


First Love is about love, friendship and following your dreams.

This feature length film follows the lives of three passionate young girls from Phillip Island and documents their trip to Hawaii – the first step on their journey to making a career out of surfing.



Director | DOP | Editor - Claire Gorman

Producer | Writer - Fran Derham

Producer | Art Director - Clare Plueckhahn

Editor -  Sara Edwards


WINNER Best Documentary & Emerging filmmaker | X-DANCE 2011