Sebastien ZANELLA



META: Desertio - Scrambler Ducati

"The desert is our troubled state. It is the dwelling place of our demons. This is a land of illusions and thin air, the vision is so cleared at times that the truth itself is deceptive." —John C. Van Dyke, The Desert, 1901 Directed, filmed & edited by Sebastien Zanella Tabernas Desert, Spain Supported by Scrambler Ducati Read the story in META Volume 008 - Available at


Sable Noir - Featuring Jack Freestone

Sable Noir is a concept film & capsule collaboration between Billabong & Desillusion , Directed by Sebastien Zanella, Sable Noir takes inspiration from Jack Freestone's ups & downs and the impulses felt during his first year on the World Surf League. You can shop the full collection on L'océan affronte les montagnes, Abattant des murs à ses pieds Et le sable noirci. On est plus qu'un fou si l'on fait face à l'abysse, Et bien plus qu'un roi si l'on dompte ses cauchemars. Special Effect: Thomas Blanchard Voice over : Charlie Chaplin " the dictator” Produced by Sam Carrier Music : Giacomo Puccini "Adesso Voi" Assisted by Kevin Johnson Feat Aude Lionet Additional filming : Faraz Mozafarian Thanks to Stace Galbraith

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Day Like this - Jamie O'Brien

Jamie O’Brien is not like most surfers. Call him Antisocial or even over -social, Jamie is the personification of a paradox. Publicly against competitions, he is also one of the most mediatised surfer out there, most notably with his web series “ Who is job”. Regardless of the fame, Jamie lives in front of one the best waves on the planet, “ Pipeline”, and is a standout at every session. French photographer & Desillusion Magazine editor in chief, Sebastien Zanella spent 24 hours with the man during one of the most powerful days on the north shore, Hawaii, to capture his raw spirit. This short film is based on the article “days like this” published in Desillusion Magazine 45 , Tome 1 available on

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Three Stones From The Sun - Dave Rastovich

Desillusion Magazine’s editor in chief Sebastien Zanella spent a few days with Dave "Rasta" Rastovich at his home in Byron bay. Known for his flawless approach to surfing, Rasta also opened up about his outlook on professional surfing, his philosophy on life and the joys of faded flowers. Supported by BILLABONG This short film is based on the article "Three Stones from the sun" published in Desillusion Magazine 49, Volume 1 Available here: Music: 'The Mighty Rio Grande' by This Will Destroy You from This Will Destroy You Tower of Meaning by Arthur Russell from the album World of Echo B (The Phillistines Jr. Cover) By Jónsi & Alex -

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