Surfing Film and Documentary Maker
and Surfing and Lifestyle Entrepreneur
Silvester (Associate Producer, Cinematographer) is
a Cinematographer of 15 years with 10 years of television
experience as a cameraman / producer. He is a surfer
of 35 years and joined the Bra Boys surf tribe in
adopted into a working class family, he was quick
to learn and work many jobs to enjoy his activities
– surfing, V8 cars, girls & traveling. This
surf travel thing became his life and he worked all
jobs from carpet laying to truck driving for nine
months a year to save money to travel to Indonesia
in search of perfect waves.
1989 he purchased his first video camera to show his
friends and family the discovery and diverse way of
life he was living. As video cameras improved, so
did his eye for film making. In 1994 he filmed, produced
& directed his first film, “Indo Illusions”
starring Jai Abberton (“We just wanted to get
big perfect waves and make our film”).
1995, Brook teamed with Jai and his brother Koby Abberton
to make the sequel flick, “Idyllic Indo”.
Scoring epic surf sessions, filming it from water
and land on his Sony Hi8 video, he returned with a
mind blowing film. The penny had dropped and Brook
was entrenched into the video surf industry.
1996, his surf film making lead him to television
where he landed a job with his new digital camera
on Coca Cola’s NRG, Australia’s first surfing
& snowboarding series on Channel 10.
1998 when the Association of Surfing Professionals
World Championship Tour arrived in Australia, Brook
was hired as a water camera operator. This led him
to work fulltime on the 1999 ASP World Tour as a water
cameraman where he stayed for 5 years.
then moved on to produce the surf series “SALT”
for Channel 10 and worked as an extreme angle cameraman
for the summer and winter X-Games, Chilli Factor,
Pepsi Max Tour, Channel V’s Big Day Out etc…
his extreme camera work, Brook has had more “Play
of the Day” shots than any other cameraman. He
does take this serious and is always building flycam
and mounts for extreme shots for TV & TV commercials.
is constantly traveling the globe filming with the
world’s best surfers and producing stories for
POD Surf TV & the iSurf TV Series.
he is filming for Bondi Rescue2, his second year on
the series as a water cam specialist.
major plan for 2007 is, Transfusion TV, a 13 episode
TV Series “focusing on the art of extreme lifestyles”.