About Us

What started as a burning passion for filmmaking has evolved into something truly beautiful that we never really expected.
Since 2011, Misfit Pictures has created 3 thought-provoking documentary films which have been seen in over 35 international film festivals spanning 6 continents around the world.
We even won a couple of awards which we are very proud of – Best Ocean Sports Film (Manufacturing Stoke, 2011) at the prestigious Blue Ocean Film Festival in Monterrey and Best Cinematography (What the Sea Gives Me, 2014) at the London Surf Film Festival.
In addition to our filmwork, we produce the San Diego Surf Film Festival which started as a grassroots effort and has become one of the largest and well-respected surf film festivals in the world and the groundbreaking Action International Film Festival as well.
So yes, as you can see we have been extremely busy.
But now we feel the need to settle down, grow some roots and create something really special in our very own hometown.
So we created the MISFIT PICTURES HQ.

MISFIT PICTURES is:
Petra and Pierce Michael Kavanagh
…and a bunch of our good friends

My love, muse and supermodel.@petrakavanaghAhhhhwwoooooooooo!!!Just updated the Misfit HQ StokeRaiser website page with over 20 one of a kind original art pieces.Check it out.GIVE ART A CHANCE@sea_black_prints @keefb760 @nathanledyardart @nathangibbsart @beardart @gidget_bythesea @hons24 @joshrufford @skipfrye @travkat75 @thecaptainsurfs @deadsvrfcraft @jonwegenersurfboards @barnhartsurfcraft @wedgemel @abelarts @thetorpedopeople @patagoniacardiff @headhuntersurf @skyewalker_art @damianfulton @dannydanielssurf @chlala_shoots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURED ARTISTS WHO HAVE SHOWN AT MISFIT PICTURES HQ:
MATT BEARD
DAMIAN FULTON
JEREMY FARSON – CARL EKSTROM – ELI MIRANDON – JOHN MAHER – NATHAN LEDYARD – NATALIE BESSELL – JANEL KADEN – JON FOSTER – BUZ SIPES – KEN LEWIS – MIKE GOODMAN – RONALD HONS – KEITH BOYD -
ELI MIRANDON – CHRIS TRECCANI

 

 

MISFIT COMMUNITY:

Matt Beard gageNatalie Bessel - Garden Studio Tour - Featured on The HorticultgeoffreyBig Papa! This man will get 17 hours of sleep this month. Congrats @adrianramirezlopez Hug your beautiful wife.Throwing it back to one of the sweetest gifts I have ever received."The Misfit Pictures HQ must succeed so beautiful things like this can happen."This is my daily mantra.Scott W. Prior two minutes ago at Windansea.Scott is our featured artist this month for the La Jolla Plein Air Series.Come see his two paintings revealed at the HQ this Saturday during our Call for Artists mixer 7-10pm.@scottwprior @vtoriahuff @beardart @petrakavanagh @best.of.sandiego @lajollabluebook @windanseasurfclub @misfitpictureshqIf you are down for the real. Check photos @oceanfreshphoto  Film. Black and White. Hashtags are lame. Zephyr Skate Team founder Skip Engblom.Not many people know the Greg "The Bull" Noll was born in beautiful San Diego. Me- "Hey Greg, you know we are opening up the ultimate venue in SD to promote all independent art?" Greg- "You know Pierce, I don't give a rat's ass what you do down there." Me- "But I was gonna hang that board up you signed for me in the new HQ." Greg-" Now that sounds like a classy place!" Misfit Pictures HQ coming Jan. 1. @beardart @brownfish @thecaptainsurfs @heatherbrownart @joshrufford @nathangibbsart @keefb760 @skyewalker_art @nathanledyardart @joehodnicki @skipfrye @chlala_shoots @birdssurfshed @travkat75 @spencerreynoldsartist @gidget_bythesea @headhuntersurf @patagoniacardiff @hilahil @thestevenwoods @furrowsurfcraft @aarongoulding @sdsurffilmfestival @actioniff @petrakavanaghThe Wheelhouse. Shawn Parkin in his front yard with Brownfish supplying the goods. Somebody owes me a couple fish tacos for this shot. Shot during the 48 minutes of summer we had this year. @shawnparkin @brownfishMISFIT HQ Head of Security. "Sometimes, you just ain't gonna get in...I don't care who you think you are." -Keith Boyd. @keefb760 @petrakavanagh @adrianramirezlopez @thecaptainsurfsSo stoked right now!!! My two homies Chris and Heather took home the Surfrider Environmentally Friendly Business Award last night. I have witnessed these two create and without fail every time they will take the extra steps it takes to do things mindfully.  So proud of you both! @heatherbrownart @thecaptainsurfs @fvckyestopowercouples8 years ago, my beautiful wife and I met (twice) at a Padres Opening day game. Home runs ever since.GO PADRES.@petrakavanagh @padresVictoria

 

 

 

 

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