Industry News 5/6/2015

EVENT: Parkour - The Most Insane Action Sport You'd Never Heard of...Until Now

WHAT:  You’ve seen it in blockbusters, commercials, and on the internet. Men and women jumping over and off of walls while simultaneously doing outrageous flips in parks and public places across the country. Parkour and freerunning combines gymnastics, running, strength, speed and balance.  While it has become a widely accepted sport in Europe, two American athletes are sharing their journey to qualify for, compete in and place first and third in the ultimate international Parkour championship in Santorini, Greece with their documentary “From Here to There”. The best friend duo is taking to the road with the “Off the Edge” tour hoping to inspire others into the sport, and to be fearless. The 15-city tour includes an exhibition of their skills and a viewing of the documentary ( of their journey to become top athletes and break down boundaries in the fastest growing action sport in the world.


Jesse La Fair: With more than 230k YouTube subscribers, Jesse’s channel is the #1 most subscribed Parkour channel in the world making it the most engaged audience in the parkour and freerunning genre. Jesse also took home Best Trick and 3rd Place at the 2013 Red Bull Art of Motion event in Santorini, Greece. He has podiumed 8 of the last 9 competitions, is a stunt artist for major motion films, and motion capture artist for the gaming industry.

Cory DeMeyers

In 2013, Cory became the only Parkour and freerunning American athlete in history to win the Red Bull Art of Motion competition. Last year, he snagged a Best Trick Award of his own at the North American parkour Championship in Vancouver, WA, where he hit the podium six times, four as First Place. Along with Top 10 finishes from 2012-2014, Cory is the creator and organizer of the Tempest Pro Takeover, currently the largest freerunning event in the U.S.A.


JAM – 1:00-5:00PM, Tempest Freerunning Academy South Bay, 3337 Jack Northrop Ave, Hawthorne, California 90250
ages 9 years old & up, $30 entry fee for movie ticket holders, $50 entry without movie ticket; VIP ticket holders get into the jam for FREE.

8:00PM, From Here to There Doc screening at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA, 929 S Broadway St, Los Angeles, CA 90015




VIDEO ON DEMAND:  “From Here to There” documentary trailer


Jason Paul: Pro Freerunner / Red Bull Athlete

Pasha Petkuns: Pro Freerunner / Red Bull Athlete

Anan Anwar: Pro Freerunner

PARTNERS: Spinning Owls Productions, Off the Edge Events, Tugg, X-Treme Video, Vimeo Video on Demand, Tempest Freerunning, Team Farang