The 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival is proud to introduce the nbffACTION Pass, designed for filmgoers seeking to maximize their Festival experience. The nbffACTION Pass offers filmgoers admission to all 25 film screenings in the 2010 Action Sports Film Series. The nbffACTION Pass can be purchased for $75 and is available online at the Festival’s web site or by emailing Meghan McGarvey at Meghan.McGarvey@NewportBeachFilmFest.com
For tickets, passes, the complete Festival schedule, full synopses, trailers and additional information, visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com or www.nbffACTION.com.
ACCIDENTIAL ICON: THE REAL GIDGET STORY (2010, Documentary, USA, 60 minutes) Director / Screenwriter: Brian L. Gillogly Cast: Sally Field, Cliff Robertson, James Darren, Gregory Harrison, Layne Beachly, Jorja Fox Documentarians explore the largely untold story of Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, the real ‘Gidget,’ and how her account of surfing Malibu in the mid-1950s became a national cultural phenomenon.
BLACK WINTER (2009, Documentary, USA, 45 minutes) Director: Travis Robb, Mike Hatchett Cast: Torstein Horgmo, Eric Jackson, Halldor Helgason, Jason Dubois, Xavier De Le Rue, Seb Toots, Chas Guldemond, Andreas Wiig, Mark Landvik, Lonnie Kauk, Leanne Pelosi, Ben Lynch, Andrew Geeves, Dave Short An investigation into the nature of snowboarding and the insatiable hunger of the riders to put down history-making segments on film, set in the winter of 2009, a time of unprecedented conditions.
BOARDHEADS (2009, Documentary, USA, 86 minutes) Director: Davo Weiss Cast: Robby Naish, Shaun Tomson, Izzy Paskowitz, Sunny Garcia, Greg Noll, Alex Morales, Bethany Hamilton, Darrin Quinn, Mark "1/2 Price" Lee, Kai Lenny, Kevin Langeree, Christophe Baloes, Andy Brandt, Nat Lincoln, and countless typical BoardRiders around the world. This freewheeling documentary looks at the people who live with a board beneath their feet. Surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, sailboarding, kitesurfing – changes lives, empowers minds, builds healthy bodies, and frees the spirit.
CAMP CHUCK (2009, Documentary, USA, 46 minutes) World Premiere Director: Marc Salomon Cast: Chuck Carothers, Derek Cook, Jack Rowe, Gabriel Villegas, Javier Villegas, Alex Cervantes Freestyle motocross X-Games champion quests to create a compound for the sport’s up-and-coming to practice and compete against their own expectations of progression.
CANCER TO CAPRICORN: PATH OF THE MODERN GYPSY (2010, Documentary, USA, 46 min.) World Premiere Director: Russell Brownley Cast: Mick Fanning, Rob Machado, Tonino Benson, Ben Bourgeois, Mike Losness Follow the Reef team of professional surfers on surfing journeys within the Earth’s tropical, latitudinal lines of the Tropic of Cancer & the Tropic of Capricorn. By analyzing behavior of tropical storm systems within that region, it is possible to pin point the best time to send athletes in and score surfing perfection.
CYPHER VISION (2010, USA, 14 minutes) Director: Jamie Tierney Cast: Dane Reynolds, Julian Wilson, Jeremy Flores, Kelly Slater Shot with a revolutionary camera that has never been used to capture surfing from the water. Witness every drop of spray, board flex and body contortion as they draw unique lines on every wave. It’s performance surfing as you’ve never seen it before.
A DAY AT THE PARK SKATEBOARDING FILM (2010, Documentary, USA, 23 minutes) Director: Scott Yamamura A film capturing the most memorable and innovative skateboard feats made over a sixyear span in the Seattle area, from the perspective of the most creative and cutting-edge area skate parks.
THE EDGE OF TELLURIDE (2009, Documentary, USA, 47 minutes) West Coast Premiere Director: James Kleinert Cast: Josh Getter, Kim Havell, Scott Kennett, Jason Troth, Galena Gleason, Travis Wolfe, Braden Brassy, Michael Gardener, Rick Willis Ski mountaineers overcome the challenges faced while undertaking the dangerously big mountains.
FIBERGLASS AND MEGAPIXELS (2009, Documentary, USA, 47 minutes) Director: Craig Hoffmann, Derek Hoffmann Cast: Mick Fanning, Fred Patacchia Jr., Brian Bielmann, Scott Aichner, Daren Crawford, Sonny Miller, Larry Haynes, Jordy Smith, Ian Walsh, Mark Healey A behind-the-scenes look at the photographers, cinematographers, and surfers who challenge themselves in the world’s heaviest surf to capture the ultimate shot that otherwise would be lost forever.
FREEDOM RIDERS (2009, Documentary, USA, 45 minutes) Director: Chris Kitchen Cast: Linda Merglaino, Adrain Knapp, Noah Mc Cormic, Scott Fitzgerald, Dave Holtun, Clay Curly, Anne Marie Curly, Robert Floyd "Floyd," Chad Ovens, Jed Cullivan, Ted Finkenhour, Kevin Kavanagh, A small group of riders evolve from covertly building rough and unsustainable trails, to creating a precedent setting relationship with the Forest Service and building some of the best trails in the country.
JESSE’S STORY (2009, Documentary, USA, 73 minutes) Director: Mark S. Jacobs Cast: Jesse Billauer, George Billauer, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Christopher Reeve, Bob Hurley, Josh Billauer, Engilina Billauer, Cecile Billauer A gifted young athlete suffers a devastating surfing accident, supposedly confining him to a wheelchair for life, only to become one of the most recognized professional surfers in the world.
LAST PARADISE (2009, Documentary, Documentary, USA, 103 minutes) Director: Clive Neeson Cast: A. J. Hackett The risk, challenges and adventures of a maverick bunch who explored hidden paradises of the planet that few ever saw, just before most disappeared, forever.
LIVING IT FOREVER (2010, Documentary, USA, 77 minutes) World Premiere Director: Ann Chatillon Producer / Editor: Rick Chatillon Cast: Ilima Kalama, David Nuuhiwa, John Peck, Ed Hardy, Mike Marshall, Herb Torrens The mid-1950s &1960s was an epic era of surf culture in Newport Beach, California. Featuring an original score by Grammy-Award winning composer Phillip Marshall, the film chronicles the carefree days of those early surfers who lived the dream as a reality – with archival footage and modern day interviews.
LOST PROPHETS- SEARCH FOR THE COLLECTIVE (2009, Documentary, USA, 52 minutes) Director: Nathan Apffel A look at the history, prophecy and future of the surf culture, as individuals immersed in the rebirth of the grassroots spirit that will help guide the sport in a new, revitalizing direction.