Industry News 6/9/2015

VIDEO: Surfing Magazine's Taylor Paul Highlighted In Filmmaker Finalist Nathan Balli's "Arctic Surf"

Mountain Dew and filmmaker Nathan Balli have just launched Arctic Surf,an Alaskan surf video adventure featuring surfer/photographer Scott Dickerson. Arctic Surf celebrates the epic lifestyle of Dickerson and his passionate crew of surfers, including Surfing Magazine’s Taylor Paul, as they blaze a new trail along the least inviting shorelines of remote Aialik Bay, Alaska in bone-chilling 38 degree Fahrenheit waters. 

Just last year, filmmaker Nathan Balli was named the winner of Mountain Dew’s first Green Label Studios: Open Call contest for his project Authenticity is Everything. Nathan’s film stood out from a pack of nine quality finalist films, earning him the grand prize of a $250,000 DEW production grant and mentorship with acclaimed film director and founder of El Rey Network, Robert Rodriguez, and executive producer and writer of Matador, Roberto OrciArctic Surf is Balli’s first commissioned project from the Mountain Dew brand.