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Adam Brown's feature length documentary, "Into the Storm [En la Tormenta]" premiered on BBC4 as part of the channel's 2021 Storyline season on Monday 22nd of February. The entire film is available via the BBC iPlayer here.

After finding a broken surfboard on his local beach, Jhonny Guerero, a teenager from one of Peru's toughest barrios, sets his heart on becoming a pro-surfer. With his father in prison for armed robbery and a mother struggling to feed and clothe his younger brother, the sea is his escape. When Jhonny is spotted by Peru's most successful surf champion, Sofia Mulanovich, he is taken under her wing and given a chance to succeed. Yet the pressure to do so weighs hard. Without his dad around, the lure of his friends and the risks of life in the barrios threatens to jeopardize everything he's worked for. When he's injured outside a nightclub in a drive by shooting, Jhonny is forced to decide once and for all which path to take.

Summary provided by Adam Brown at IMDB.

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Adam Brown is a director and cinematographer with a passion for telling visually rich, human-centred stories with a particular focus on documentary, adventure and the natural world.
Adam won two awards at the 2020 Brooklyn Film Festival. Adam's film, INTO THE STORM [EN LA TORMENTA], won the festival's top prize - The Grand Chameleon. The same film also won Best Documentary. To learn more about Adam's award winning film, please click here.
Adam has worked in the UK and around the globe as a cameraman on productions for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, National Geographic and VICE TV as well as various independents.
Programmes he has directed have aired in the UK on Channel 4 and Sky as well as on Eurosport, Sky Germany, Red Bull TV and various other European and international stations.
Currently based in the creative hub of East London, Adam still spends several months each year in the mountains through his work with the Freeride World Tour, and he is currently directing a documentary following the fortunes of a group of teenage surfers in Peru.
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