Stories Lived


Bittersweet is a short film about local surfer, Daniel Satchell surfing one of the UK’s most popular seaside tourist destinations – Brighton.
Although Brighton is hardly the epicentre of UK surfing, it still surprisingly holds a good wave from time to time although this does mean dropping everything for a session between tides.
Daniel surfs next to the Palace Pier (also know as Brighton Pier) mainly because there are no crowds.

This does come with a price of no shelter from the prevailing SW wind, tourists shouting “SHARK” and throwing chips at you, dive bombing seagulls and dirty water.

The video hopefully, not only gives the viewer an insight into surfing the Palace Pier but also reveals the sights, the sounds and the smells of what it’s like to surf in Brighton!


Camera Operators:
Daniel Satchell
Dominic Satchell
Suzanne Blick

Daniel Satchell

Editor, Director & Executive Producer:
Daniel Satchell

ODESZA – ‘It’s Only’ ft. Zyra

Special Thanks:
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Brighton Pier
Brighton Swimming Club
Churchill Square Shopping Centre
LS Productions UK Ltd

Cameras Used:
Cannon 5D Mk III
GoPro Hero 3

Editing Software:
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015


About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Daniel Satchell

I have worked as a professional freelance graphic designer for over 15 years since passing a Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design & Illustration in 2001.

I work with both printed and digital media and have freelanced not just in Brighton & Hove, but also abroad. Now permanently living in Hove, I still maintain a healthy balance between work and travel.

Examples of my work (both printed and digital) can be seen on my website:

My passion for surfing started when I was 18 years old.
As I have always lived by the sea, it seemed only natural that I pursued a hobby in the water.
From my first lesson in Cornwall, I was hooked. The feeling you get from catching a wave is truly awesome – even in Brighton!

My films attempt to capture the sights, sounds and smells you experience when surfing on the South coast.

Filmmaker’s Website: