Joshua L. Pomer

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Joshua Pomer (born April 8, 1980) is an American film director, screenwriter, film producer and executive producer.


In a career that started at the age of 16, Pomer's films have covered many themes and genres. Pomer's early documentary films were seen as surf adventure films. In later years, his films began addressing such issues as broken homes, drug addiction and recovery. Pomer is considered one of the most popular filmmakers in the history of surfing cinema. Pomer is the director, writer and creator of "The Westsiders"—an award winning documentary about a Santa Cruz, California surf tribe. As the director and the writer of "The Westsiders"; he won Outstanding Achievement in documentary film making at the Newport Beach Film Festival 2010, Golden Lobster Award for best feature film at the Portland Maine Film Festival 2010, Honorable Mention at the 2010 LA Film Awards, Aloha Accolade Award 2010 at the Honolulu International Film Festival, Best Story 2010 at the California Surf Festival, and Best Documentary 2010 at The Santa Cruz Film Festival.

Pomer's most recent documentary film, "Discovering Mavericks" (2013) stars Darryl Virostko, Jeff Clark, Peter Mel and Tom Powers. It is a documentary film exploring the history of Mavericks including the death of Mark Foo and Sion Milosky, as well as updating the true story of Mavericks surfer Jay Moriarity who was the subject of the film Chasing Mavericks.

Sources and external links[edit]

  • [1] Surfing Magazine Article on The Westsiders
  • [2] Huffington Post Article on Joshua Pomer
  • [3] Article on The Westsiders
  • [4] Josh Pomer Website
  • [5] Joshua Pomer on Director's Panel at Newport Beach Film Festival
  • [6] The Westsiders Website
  • [7] Review of The Westsiders
  • [8] Good Times Film Review
  • [9] Drift Film Review
  • [10] Josh Pomer Press Release
  • [11] Independent article on Joshua Pomer
  • [12] Interview with Joshua Pomer
  • [13] Article on Joshua Pomer and The Westsiders
  • [14] Report on Josh Pomer
  • [15] Metro Santa Cruz Article on Joshua Pomer
  • [16] Santa Cruz Sentinel Article on Joshua Pomer
  • [17] ESPN