Industry News 4/23/2012

EVENT: 2012 NBFF Action Sports Film Series Announced

2012 NBFF Action Sports Film Series Announced


Extreme Cinema Celebration to Feature Five World Premieres


NBFF to Host Big Screen Debuts of Decade of Dominance, H2indO, Hicks on Sticks, Man and Machine, Crusty 16 – Outback Attack


The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) proudly announces its 2012 Action Sports Film Series (ASFS), an international showcase of films celebrating athletes, visionaries, filmmakers, cinematographers, pioneers, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, artists and designers who have shaped the action sports culture and cultivated its progression with their innovation, energy and creativity. Emerging on the forefront as the largest action sports cinema event in the nation, the NBFF Action Sports Film Series will take place during the week of the Newport Beach Film Festival (April 26 -May 3, 2012) in Orange County, CA, a location celebrated as the epicenter of the surf wear and action gear industry and the ultimate destination to experience music infused cutting-edge adventure on the big screen. Films will screen at Island Cinema (999 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach), Triangle Square (1870 Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa) and at the Regency Lido Theatre (3459 Via Lido Drive in Newport Beach).


The Festival is proud to welcome WAX, Red Bull, Daphne’s California Greek as sponsors of the 2012 Action Sports Film Series. Co-produced by the Newport Beach Film Festival and Orange County-based ChopShop, with support by SKATEBOARDER Magazine, SURFING Magazine, Blue C Advertising and Concept 73, the NBFF Action Sports Film Series will spotlight nineteen (19) films from around the world. The Action Sports Film Series offers filmgoers an opportunity to experience breathtaking cinematography on the big screen, fascinating cultural journeys, in-depth portrayals and compelling stories that explore the physical, emotional, historical and spiritual realms of surfing, stand up paddle surfing (SUP), paddle boarding, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, motocross and other extreme sports. Highlights include red carpet film premieres, spotlight screenings, post-parties, filmmaker panels, athlete guest appearances, autograph signings and the participation of action sports industry leaders.




Crust 16 - Outback Attack  Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. - Triangle Square

Decade of Dominance  Saturday, April 28, 6:15 p.m. – Lido Theatre

H2IndO  Sunday, April 29, 6 p.m. – Lido Theatre

Man and Machine  Sunday, April 29, 3:45 p.m. – Triangle Square

Hicks on Sticks  Sunday, April 29, 7:45 p.m. – Triangle Square


Crusty 16 - Outback Attack

Friday - 4/27 - 7:00PM - Triangle Square

The Crusty boys are back at it, going end over end, and over the top - down under! After traveling all around the world and jumping over, in, and through some of the most exotic and coveted locations ever discovered, filmmakers Jon Freeman and Dana Nicholson decided to journey to the sandy beaches, red dirt, and laid-back outlook of Australia to capture the ultimate FMX experience! 

Saturday, April 28

Manufacturing Stoke

Saturday - 4/28 - 12:00PM - Muth Interpretive Center

Visiting surfing legends and newcomers alike, filmmakers travel across the California coast while highlighting the surfing community's shift from petroleum based products to more organic and responsible components.  No other sport is as intrinsically linked to nature, so why are a majority of the materials used environmentally toxic? 

Saturday, April 28

Minds In The Water

Saturday - 4/28 - 1:45PM - Triangle Square

The story of one surfer’s international efforts to help protect dolphins, whales and their ocean environment. Through pro surfer Dave “Rasta” Rastovich’s charismatic journey, witness an adventure spanning the globe from Australia and the Galapagos Islands to Tonga, Alaska and Japan, and witness first-hand how one surfer’s quest to protect dolphins and whales has blossomed into a movement of like minds. 


Lost & Found

Saturday - 4/28 - 6:00PM - Island Cinema

Upon discovering 30,000 negatives in three boxes at a flea market in Los Angeles, CA in 2007, filmmaker Doug Walker set out on a four-year journey around the world to track down the stories behind the photographs, reuniting photographers and surfers with some of the best surfing images ever captured. If stories are not told, they are lost.


Surfing The Wild East

Saturday - 4/28 - 6:00PM - Island Cinema

In an attempt to expose new surf territory with a fever for adventure and foreign land, a group of professional surfers set out on a three-week adventure through the Caucasus Eurasia to surf the Caspian Sea.


Decade of Dominance

Saturday - 4/28 - 6:15PM - Lido Theatre

Every year the world's best paddle boarders gather in Hawaii to contest the World Championship of Paddle boarding. To claim the world title the winner must cross one of the world's most treacherous bodies of water, the 32 mile Ka'iwi channel, aptly named the 'channel of bones'. Since 2002 Jamie Mitchell has made the world title his an incredible nine times. One more victory would cap off a perfect decade of dominance in one of the world's toughest events. 

Sunday, April 29

The Art of Flight

Sunday - 4/29 - 12:30PM - Triangle Square

Equal parts action and adventure mixed with the inevitable drama encountered along the way. Iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new tricks are landed and new zones opened, alongside the lows, where avalanches, accidents and wrong-turns strike. For the first time, viewers are immersed in the sometimes successful, often trying quest to open up new, unexplored mountains in remote corners of the world. Dynamic filmmaking technology and tools are used to capture the dramatic beauty of the culture, wildlife and stunning scenic landscapes the riders take in along the way. 

Sunday, April 29

Man And Machine

Sunday - 4/29 - 3:45PM - Triangle Square

Enter the world of Extreme Enduro, where man and machine are pitted against impossible terrain and a ticking clock to find their personal limits and identity.  Some race for the podium, some for the challenge, and some to be able to say they compete in one of the toughest races on earth.  For them, it’s not about winning, it’s about finishing.


Sunday - 4/29 - 6:00PM - Lido Theatre

An exciting journey with seven of the world's greatest stand up paddlers as they travel to Indonesia to paddle its most famous surf breaks. The result is a personal and compelling look at these seven athletes and the world's fastest growing sport.

Hicks on Sticks

Sunday - 4/29 - 7:45PM - Triangle Square

In the summer of 1999, four skateboarders and two bands embarked on a life-changing tour. Yearning to hit the road and inspire kids in rural areas by exposing them to skateboarding and music, they towed a 5,000 pound portable skateboard park behind an old van with failing brakes, traveled 1,800 miles through the mountains of Western Canada, and put on 8 shows in 11 days. When their only financial sponsor dropped out, the tour continued with even higher stakes, and longstanding friendships were inevitably tested. Combining footage from the tour with recently conducted interviews, the film spans over a decade in the lives of these young men. 

Monday, April 30


Monday - 4/30 - 7:45PM - Island Cinema

A variety of mountain sport athletes showcase their daring brand of athleticism in the world’s most amazing landscapes—riding a unicycle on a 2,500-foot cliff with a tire hanging over the edge, ski jumping a 210-foot cliff with a swan dive, climbing Mt. Everest with a broken foot and more. Facing dire consequences for failure, these athletes risk life and limb in a breathtaking exploration of what "extreme" really means.

Tuesday, May 1

Wyoming Triumph - a workingmans ski and snowboard feature

Tuesday - 5/1 - 7:00PM - Island Cinema

Journey deep into the mountains of Wyoming with a group of dedicated skiers to explore the treasures of the state with the most rugged, remote landscape in the lower forty-eight states. After two years of scouting the vast terrain of Wyoming for the most unskiable locations, this group ventures into remote mountains where hunting rifles are more popular than skis and take on countless broken bones and close calls on their way to the adventure of a lifetime.


Wednesday, May 2


Wednesday - 5/2 - 3:45PM - Triangle Square

Over the course of a two-year quest, documentarians hope to channel the energy born from their passions towards being green, sustainable and exhibiting forward thinking. This film strives to unite global mountain culture and bind us together as the leaders of a revolution. We must be inspired to do all we can for the environment, and we must learn how to take that first tiny step in the right direction.


Format Perspective

Wednesday - 5/2 - 8:15PM - Triangle Square

An exploration of the work and life experience of six European skate photographers. Showcasing the photography of Nils Svensson (Malmo), Stu Robinson (Belfast), Alex Irvine (London), Rich Gilligan (Dublin), Sergej Vutuc (Heilbronn) and Bertrand Trichet (Barcelona/Tokyo), the film gives insight to the different approaches used by this diverse line-up of photographers and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process of skate photography.

Wednesday, May 2

The Ordinary Skier

Wednesday - 5/2 - 8:15PM - Island Cinema

For Seth Morrison, skiing is much more than a sport or job, it's a way of life. Through hard work and dedication, Morrison has become one of the best skiers in the world. This film traces his journey from the middle class suburbs of Chicago to the Colorado Rockies and into the underground ski-bum subculture that would eventually become Freeskiing. This is the story of how a collection of misfits turned an elite sport upside down, and how an ordinary kid chased his dream and became one of skiing's most iconic heroes.

Day At The Pool

Wednesday - 5/2 - 8:15PM - Triangle Square

A Day at the Pool is a documentary-style film that attempts to uncover the true origins of modern skateboarding. Interviews with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams, Steve Olson, Dave Hackett, Duane Peters and the rest of the Dogtown Crew reveal that an anonymous local kid may have been largely responsible for the skateboarding revolution that lead to their success in the late 70s.

Thursday, May 3


Thursday - 5/3 - 5:45PM - Triangle Square

Before the growth of big corporations and surf culture, a handful of pioneers built wooden surfboards in their garages. Unknowingly, they would eventually come to develop a lifestyle popularized all over the world. This documentary is an exploration of the humble beginnings of surfboard manufacturing and how the passion of these creators has come to popularize the sport and lifestyle around the world. 

Thursday, May 3


Thursday - 5/3 - 6:00PM - Island Cinema

A journey into the mesmerizing world of Downhill Skateboarding and Longboard Free-riding, the craziest underground sport in the world.  At times you feel like you're flying down a mountain road with the athletes at over 60 mph. 


Thursday - 5/3 - 6:00PM - Island Cinema

When the Quiksilver Pro surf competition makes an unprecedented stop in the small town of Long Beach, New York, a 20-year-old local surfer must represent his hometown against legendary surfing professionals.