Director, writer and producer
Michael Oblowitz is a South African film-maker who's directed and produced a number of critically acclaimed movies. Oblowitz's filmography ranges from artistic films, music videos, documentaries and numerous scripted movies including official entries at both the Cannes Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. His iconic surfing documentary Sea of Darkness (2010) won many film festivals throughout the world, including the Byron Bay International Film Festival, San Sebastián Surf Film Festival, X-Dance Festival at Sundance, New York Surf Film Festival and more. Oblowitz’s early films are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Being a passionate surfer himself, Oblowitz returns to a subject he is deeply passionate about in Heavy Water.