The Windsurfing Movie Update
The first stop was the May 18th World Premier at Le Defi Wind in France. Over 3,000 crazy windsurfers braved the day's 70-knot gusts to join the red carpet event thrown by Oxbow International.
Next was the Maui Film Festival where 2,900 people came to the opening night's Celestial Cinema where The Windsurfing Movie headlined.
Barry Rivers, Director of the event said "The Windsurfing Movie is the rarest of extreme sports documentaries--one powered by jet fuel made of equal parts adrenaline, heart and soul. It's the definitive film on the history of the sport."
June 28th, and the Poor Boyz showed their film at Red Bull Headquarters in California. This in-house event was a huge success and got rave-reviews from windsurfers and executives alike.
Since then the Boyz have been showing the film to excited crowds in the Canaries, Germany the US East coast and Hood River with massive success and positive sales.
Jace Panebianco and Levi Siver (Starboard / NeilPryde) have been leading the charge and are both amazed at the reaction they’re receiving.
‘The highlight for me was at Red Bull HQ for the LA premier’ Jace said. ‘It really made windsurfing look cool again to al the people who packed-out the theater who’re used to motocross or surfing or skating or whatever and that made me feel particularly proud. The response from the mountain sports community has also been overwhelming. We spent so much time and effort compared to a lot of movies to make it a classic. We shot in 16mm and HD, poured thousands of dollars into chopper shoots and gaining unique angles, plus, we were blessed to have Robby Naish, the sports total icon, open up and give us his contribution to the story which really gives everyone a true sense of the past present and future of the sport. Hopefully we’ve helped give the sport a real buzz again and it seems the more we show the movie around the place the more we sell so that’s the biggest affirmation you can get really’
You can find out more on how to buy this epic flick at www.thewindsurfingmovie.com
© PWA / Brian McDowell