Jepsen, Hal

Plucky surf moviemaker from Topanga, California; best known for Cosmic Children, his raw but energetic 1970 debut. Jepsen was born (1940) and raised in Los Angeles, and began surfing at age 17. He received a B.S. in business administration from UCLA in 1968, and was an unemployed real estate agent before he started filming Cosmic Children, which cost $18,000, was shot almost entirely in California, Hawaii, and Mexico, and showcased Hawaiian surfers Jeff Hakman and Barry Kanaiaupuni, as well a...