- 20 April 2010 | Surfing
"BoardHeads" will make it's premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival, Sunday, April 25, at 1:30pm. "BoardHeads" is a feature length documentary on the fascinating cultures of boardriders around the world, and how we're all connected.
Not only surfers, but skateboarders, snowboarders, windsurfers, wakeboarders and kitesurfers... anyone riding any board on every conceivable surface is a BoardHead! We all share the stoke of boardriding and that's what makes us a Global Tribe. Even bodyboarders, sandboarders, skimboarders, skysurfers and gamers are part of the clan.
"BoardHeads" features real world shredders and action sports superstars including Kelly Slater, Greg Noll, Tony Hawk, Shaun White, Robby Naish, Kevin Langeree and Shaun Tomson. Its been filmed in DV and Hi-Def over the last six years at hot spots around the world: Hawaii, Aruba, California, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, New Zealand, Italy, France, Switzerland, Dominican Republic, Bonaire and many more awesome locations thanks to the help of a global team of shooters.
"BoardHeads" is designed to be inclusive - I've not only interviewed professionals, but typical riders around the world as well. In addition to exploring their passions for boards, we discussed common bonds that all boarders share: Families, Relationships, Dangers, Spirituality, Travel, Vehicles and Lessons. These topics, combined with lots of great action and music, make "BoardHeads" entertaining, exciting and inspiring.
While making "BoardHeads" I've met amazing people and been to awesome places, and one of the things I started noticing almost everywhere is the way boardheads "Share the Stoke" with others.
South African kids taken off the street by learning to surf; windsurfers building a rig to take out their paralyzed friend; surfers taking autistic children out in the waves; and seeing people without an arm or leg who still get out there and ride boards...these inspiring stories have become the heart of "BoardHeads."
In the spirit of sharing the stoke, proceeds from "BoardHeads" will be shared with charities like Surfer's Healing and the Surfrider Foundation.