Patrick Trefz lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. He is a director, producer and photographer and is widely acclaimed for three feature-length documentary films, Thread (2007), Idiosyncrasies (2010), and Surfers’ Blood (2016). He has directed multiple music videos, commercials, and shorts. As a photographer, his work has appeared in publications including Surfer, Big, Geo and The New York Times. He is the author of Santa Cruz: Visions of Surf City (SolidPublishing, 2002), Thread (PowerHouse, 2009), and Surfers’ Blood (PowerHouse Books, 2012).