Two Weeks… a film by Johnny Abegg

When the Audience Speaks!
April 7, 2011, 4:08 am
Filed under: Testimonials

I am both honoured and humbled to receive words such as these about Two Weeks…


Once again you twisted messages in a creative manner that makes the surfing audiences ‘think’ and that is an excellent quality for any film to deliver.

It has the audience saying to themselves ‘what the fuck am I watching’ and as they sit through it you know that they are silently asking themselves ‘Why the fuck am I staying here’ but they do.

Every single one of them do until the very end.

Afterward, many just sit there while others have a deer like stare that says it all ‘ Damn that was good – ‘I get it’.

Others that are trapped in their exhaust filled lives, cough, and say damn I wished I could just break away, get away.

Deep within the film like inside the tube or ourselves we all discover the ‘inner freedom’ that stokes our souls.

We discover through your film that home is just as important, maybe more important, than any far away land.

Just paddling out or climbing on a cliff with arms out stretched yelling at Mother Ocean sometimes seems like enough.

The best part though was your willingness to stretch subject matter (surfing & freedom) to another realm and to take the risk by producing something totally different.

For me personally I thank you for sharing with me and rest assured it will be shared with other in my travels,in hopes,
that it stirs their inner being enough to embrace all that is important to them on a daily basis.

To re-discover oneself daily inwardly is surely the very beginning stages of experiencing ‘FREEDOM’ to the fullest.

Once again – GREAT JOB – an excellent surfing film.


Rob Beedie, GSN
Global Surf Network


Words of Praise…
February 7, 2011, 8:47 am
Filed under: Testimonials

“Two Weeks touches on many of the essential questions many of us should be asking of ourselves, making you think and hopefully act.”
Rusty Miller : Surfing Legend : Byron Bay

“Two Weeks is a deeply personal journey of self-exploration. The filmmaker (Abegg) bravely takes us down into the darkest reaches of his psyche exposing more than many filmmakers dare. We too, experience the world with fresh eyes after he surfaces from his canvas ‘chapel perilous’ deep within the Tasmanian forest. It’s a funny, heart-felt and quirky film which comes straight from the filmmaker’s consciousness, with the intention of connecting with ours.”
J’aimee Skippon Volke : Byron Bay Film Festival : Byron Bay

“Two Weeks is the real deal. Without fear of exposure, Abegg is committed and vulnerable. Alone in the Tasmanian forest he asks the questions that ultimately bring himself back to his true nature. An important film for anyone who is unhappy with the status quo”.
Bradley Gerlach : Ex-Pro Surfer/Surf Teacher : Los Angeles

Brave. I can only imagine how hard it was, not only to make… but to then bare your soul, and show! Thankyou for sharing this, as hard as it must have been.
Ellie Jade Connan : 11:11 : Byron Bay

You made me think about my place in the world, Thankyou for letting me in on your soul.
Bree-Anna Avalon : Hairdresser : Byron Bay

Two Weeks was nothing less than amazing, an inspiration and something that really got me thinking… Anna Standflield : Melbourne

Astounding, surprising, staggering, shocking, startling, breathtaking…

Felicity Henderson : Photographer : Byron Bay

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