Industry News 4/22/2009

The Lost Wave - An African Surf Story

The Lost Wave - An African Surf Story
Award-winning Documentary Screening at Newport Beach Film Festival

Monday, April 27, 2009
6:15 PM – Lido Theater, Newport Beach, CA
To Purchase Tickets and For Further Information, go to: http://newportbeach.bside.com/2009/films/thelostwave_newportbeach2009

Is surfing an African sport?  This award-winning HD documentary, “The Lost Wave – An African Surf Story” is both a personal and professional journey to rewrite surfing’s historical timeline and find proof that the “Sport of Kings” exists as an indigenous part of African culture.

Joined by pro surfers Joe Curren and Holly Beck, and narrated by Sal Masekela, surf historian and filmmaker Sam George returns to the country of Sao Tome, a remote island off the west coast of Africa with a history of slavery and colonial abandonment, where he rediscovers his passion for the sport while adding a new – and controversial – chapter to the historical paradigm of sport of surfing.  An African one.

“The Lost Wave,” winner of “Best Documentary” at the Malibu International Film Festival, “Most Innovative” at the Huntington Beach Film Festival,” and finalist at the Maui Film Festival and Surfer Poll and Video Awards, was produced by Paul Taublieb and Media X International and VAS Entertainment, and co-directed and co-written by Taublieb, Sam George and Sam Boyer.  The film was edited by Boyer, who performed HD videography with Sean Aaron and Ryan Young.   Executive Producers Michael Lythcott of VAS Entertainment, along with Rob Faris and Mark DeAngelis.