The Search for the Wooo

by Marten Persiel


Original TitleThe Search for the Wooo
DirectorMarten Persiel
CastDavid Lama, Manuel “Gspooni” Gspan, Martin “Mungo” Hanslmayr, Kepa Avero, Ross Ryan, Kai Seekings, Thomas Steimer, Marten Persiel

Narrator: Jamie Roberts

Duration11 min

About the director

Filmmaker, author and commercial director Marten Persiel spent 13 years migrating through England, Spain, Brazil and the Philippines, before returning to his birthplace Berlin in 2009, bringing home four documentaries, countless award-winning commercials and an excellent network of filmmakers and producers all around the world. Persiel’s trademarks are his close bonds with his protagonists and his very own, off-key aesthetics. He always searches for unusual, less restrictive narrative formats to tell his stories. His debut Film This Ain’t California has won a host of international awards and was released worldwide.

Bester Film category Perspective Berlinale 2012.
Best Direction International Film festival Nashville
Best International Feature Santa Fe film festival
Audience Award Warshaw Film Festival
Best Documentary Cannes Independent Film Festival
Best original Screenplay und Best Film beim International Skateboard filmfestival in Los Angeles.
Best editing Deutscher Filmpreis
Best Sceenplay and Best Direction International Skateboard Filmfestival Los Angeles


Wooo is a fictional character which embodies the fun and excitement David Lama and his friends experience. On this occasion, they leave the mountains in their wake and tackle something new: surfing.


Director: Marten Persiel
DOP: Martin „Mungo“ Hanslmayr
Editor: Bobby Good
Grading & Finishing: Jan Schöningh
Sounddesign & Mix: Sebastian Mueller
Titledesign: Thekla Priebst
1st AD: Thomas Steimer
Drone Operator: Kai Seekings

David Lama
Manuel „Gspooni“ Gspan
Martin „Mungo“ Hanslmayr
Kepa Avero
Ross Ryan
Kai Seekings
Thomas Steimer
Marten Persiel

Realized for the Red Bull ASP

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