Marking the second installment of a three part video project, Nike Snowboarding releases “Chapter 2″ under the creative direction of OG snowboard filmmaker Brad Kremer. Shot entirely in and around Austria’s Silvretta Montafon terrain resort, the video features slow motion Phantom camera footage, stunning B-roll shots and explosive park riding from Sage Kotsenburg, Louie Vito, Gjermund Braaten, Jamie Nicholls, Danny Kass, Ethan Morgan, Jan Scherrer, Peetu Piiroinen and Austin Smith. Reflective of the progressive nature of both snowboarding and the Nike brand, “Chapter 2″ captures a polished take on the raw talent that continues to push the sport forward.
An homage to one of skateboarding’s most legendary achievements, documentary film WAITING FOR LIGHTNING steps back in time to capture the life and passion of Danny Way, from his early childhood in a broken home to the man’s impossible jump over China’s Great Wall in 2005… and beyond. Starring Danny Way now and then, the full-length picture features interviews from Travis Pastrana, Laird Hamilton, Rodney Mullen, Mat Hoffman, Ken Block, Rob Dyrdek and Tony Hawk. In theaters and available for download 12-7-12. Check out the official 2:32 movie trailer.Danny Way
Taking an introspective look at the work and philosophies of Huntington Beach surfboard shaper Tim Stamps, short film “The Sound Of Dust” documents the faceted process from blank to board. In 2:51, Tim breaks down the mindset behind his commitment to the craft and quality of the product, as a 5’1″ squash tail takes shape. Filmed and edited by Hidden Notice Productions in Orange County, CA. More on Tim’s boards at surfboardsbystamps.com.Hidden Notice, Stamps Surfboards
Australian filmmaker, Kai Neville, online debuts his latest cinema-graphic project DEAR SUBURBIA, in collaboration with What Youth, on-demand exclusively September 10th… or in other words; today. The 2012 followup to Kai’s previous films, DEAR SUBURBIA is a full length production aimed at capturing the essence of trendsetting surf-lifestyle through the unscripted experiences from 14 of the world’s most dynamic and charismatic surfers. Watch the full 43:00 minute movie here, available for purchase at iTunes. Below, check out still-shots and words on the film from Kai.
Words with Kai…
Kai Neville, What Youth
Your earlier projects have always had a style all their own, what was the inspiration behind the DEAR SUBURBIA?
The film is an evolution from my first two projects, Modern Collective (2010) and Lost Atlas (2011), I wanted Dear Suburbia to pair high-performance surfing with surreal images of travel and the road, raw landscapes and artifacts of suburban life. The main inspiration was really spontaneity versus routine.
What makes DEAR SUBURBIA different from other surf films?
The unknown versus the familiar. I wanted it to be a realistic interpretation of our (professional surfers) lifestyle, culture, riding waves, traveling the world — a pirouette into the absurdity of it all.
In regards to to film… who’s throwing down? Where’d you go? How long were you gone?
The film features Dane Reynolds, John John Florence, Kolohe Andino, Yadin Nicol, Craig Anderson, Chippa Wilson, Dillon Perillo, Conner Coffin, Mitch Coleborn, Dion Agius, Evan Geiselman, Jack Robinson, Jay Davies, Dusty Payne, Taj Burrow, and Jack Freestone. Took a solid 10 months and 5 countries, we shot on location Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and the Caribbean.
Noteworthy mutant breaks surfed/filmed along the way?
Japan was the most amazing and exciting place. I expected crumbly beach breaks but we scored a typhoon that produced 10 foot below sea level barrels. John John was in his element that session.
New Zealand was a funny place, one day we flew out of Auckland to the South Island, to a college town where they’d (Dane and crew) be staying, down near the bottom of the world. Down by Antarctica.
They drove to the beach to check the waves and right away, new local friends appeared to say hello.
Dane said, “Hi, I’m Dane.”
“No fucking shit you are!” a kid told him. New Zealand really loved Dane, like a lot.
They were so fanatic down there, giving us shots. One kid had a quiksiover tattoo. Its was funny and rad.
Following up on Globe’s well received middle eastern surf film, ELECTRIC BLUE HEAVEN, featured surfer Dion Agius and best friend/filmmaker Beren Hall leak a cutting room edit aptly titled POOL SCRAPS. Sans the orignal’s yellow Lamborghini and arid desert B-roll, the video features unseen Agius airs, even more sprawling Russian models and a never ending lineup of the world’s finest man made waves. Shot on location at the Al Ain Surf Park, 90 miles southwest of Dubai’s city center, the video runs just over 4 minutes with soundtrack by Gil Scott-Heron. Check it out above.Al Ain Surf Park, Beren Hall, Dion Agius, Globe
On deck for the snow heavyweight’s yearly film release, Burton announces the latest in big-budget snowboard cinematography with it’s concisely titled 13. Aiming to dwarf the brand’s major 2011 video drop, Standing Sideways, 13 touts the use of even more groundbreaking film technique, state-of-the-art camera equipment, compelling action and exotic international locations, including backcountry and park footage from Alaska, California, British Columbia, and Europe. Featuring Burton’s Danny Davis, Mikkel Bang, John Jackson, Mark Sollors, Mikey Rencz, Jussi Oksanen, Terje Haakonsen, Jeremy Jones, Zak Hale, Ethan Deiss, Seppe Smits, Werni Stock, Roope Tonteri and more. Check out the 2:31 trailer of 13 above. Premiering September 13-21 at select theaters throughout North America. Available on DVD, Blu-Ray and iTunes September 17. More info at burton.com/13movie.Burton
33 years after it’s birth, skateboarding’s transcendent Bones Brigade reemerges in an autobiographical film, postured to capture the true essence and historical impact of the sport’s most iconic team. Presented by Vans, directed by Stacy Peralta, and starring the original Brigade’s Steve Caballero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Tommy Guerrero, Rodney Mullen and Lance Mountain, the film follows the beginnings of the modern street skate era, reinvention of endemic advertising, creation of the skate video, and introduction to skateboarding’s most influential athletes behind it all. Expected to release in mid-November. Check out the film’s 2:31 trailer above.Bones Brigade, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Tony Hawk
The latest video project from surf-apparel giant Billabong, and What Youth, Daze At Sea is a 24:22 minute co-lab surf and lifestyle film shot on location in France, Hawaii, Indonesia, California, and Australia’s Gold, South & West Coasts. Directed by What Youth’s Viktor Pakpour, the film stars Laurie Towner, Joel Parkinson, Jack Freestone, Ryan Callinan, Creed Mctaggart, Peterson Crisanto, Ian Gentil, Tyler Warren and Granger Larson. Check the movie out in full above or click for a free download.
| Soundtrack |
Intro: The Golden Filter – Mother
Selebrities – Living Dead 2011
Eternal Summers – Pogo
Light Asylum – Dark Allies
St. Andrew – Erectro
The Dentists – I Had An Excellent Dream
Beaches – In A While
Magic Wands – Space
Selebrities – Move This
Pins – Eleventh Hour
Trust – Bulbform
Credits: 2 Hearts And Chemicals – Coming Home (The New Division Remix)
Surf-news mainstay Transwold Surf introduces it’s latest film Let’s Surf Seriously at The Lido Theater in Newport Beach, CA on August 1, 2012. Timed to premiere in line with the US Open of Surfing, the film features a number of competing ASP athletes as well as a contingent of preeminent free surfing talent. Starring Chippa Wilson, Mason Ho, Dylan Graves, Benji Weatherley, Greg Long, Ozzie Wright, Nate Tyler, Matt Meola and Dillon Perillo. Check out the films 1:10 minute trailer above.Transworld Surf
Endless waves, endless women and yellow Lamborghini set the stage for Globe’s ELECTRIC BLUE HEAVEN. Tucked away amongst wild desert mountain ranges, surfer Dion Agius converges on the world’s best man made wave, unleashing a gamut of aerial rideaways to an excited audience of Russian models. Featuring the Al Ain Surf Park, 90 miles southwest of Dubai’s city center, the 6:51 conceptual film depicts Dion’s journey to an unknown surfing oasis of empty waves, tantalizing bikinis and electric blue water, all contrasted against dramatic mountain backdrops. Directed by Joe G. / Soundtrack by I Break Horses.Globe