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Maria Fernanda Reyes (AKA: Mafer) spent much of her childhood on a beach where she taught herself to swim and eventually surf. Her talent with a surfboard got noticed by a local surfer, who became her coach, and with his guidance, Mafer instantly became Peru’s top female international longboarder. 


In 2019, Mafer got selected to compete in the Pan American Games 2019, and a favourite to win gold. This personal dream and shared by many, quickly disappeared after breaking her board in the first round. 


This story takes us through her turbulent journey, where we witness an unexpected end.


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Client: ARUP

Production Company: Hairless Dog Films

Director: Mathew Orzel

Producer: Fergus Miller

Creative Director: Gerardo Ruiz Miñán

Cinematographers: Tobias Deml, Daniel Garate, Mathew Orzel, Jack Weisman

Underwater Cinematographer: Daniel Garate

Editor: Gino Moreno

Music and Sound Design: Kevin Pollard

Sound Design and Mix: Timo Säilä

Aerial Cinematography: Tobias Deml, Daniel Garate, Mathew Orzel, Jack Weisman

Colourist: Tobias Deml

Animation: Matt Collett

Assistant Director: Fergus Miller

Assistant Producer: Lisset Ariza

Sound Recordist: Ernesto Herrera

Additional Editing: Mathew Orzel

Assistant Editor: Renzo Mas

Animation: Matt Collett

Subtitles: Hiroki Kamada

Security: Fortuna Security, José Alcantara, Fabian Granara

Transport: Orlando Calvay Merino, Cristobal Noriega, Sergio Ramón Rivas Barraza   

Additional Footage: Lima 2019, Lima 2019

Special Thanks: Maria Fernanda Reyes, Oswaldo Velez, ARUP family, Ryan Jones, Maria Gracia Rodriguez Orzel, Sandra Vergara

ARUP Representatives: Chiraag Amarnani, Janki Johri, Nick Merridew, Harry Midwood

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