Jack McCoy debuts film at Santa Barbara Film Festival

January 11, 2011 | Surfing

A Deeper Shade of Blue: life is blue

"A Deeper Shade Of Blue", Jack McCoy's lastest film, will debut at the prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The filmmaker travels through the deepest roots of surfing, the craft of surfboard building and the passion for waves and oceans.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is now its 26th years and considered to be in the top ten Film Festivals in the US. The majestic Arlington Theater will be the venue for this World Premiere of McCoy’s new film. The film is set to screen on Tuesday, February 1st.

"A Deeper Shade Of Blue" shares the story of the evolution of modern surf culture in eleven chapters that are captured by the amazing cinematography and stories of discovery. Hawaiian roots of this sport take us to moments with the Waikiki - California connection of surfer shapers; Rabbit Kekai, Joe Quigg, Gerry Lopez, Barry Kanaiapuni, Phil Edwards, Miki Dora, the Marshall Brothers, and David Nuuhiva.

Crossing over to the talented young Pipeline phenomenon, Jamie O’Brien and on to the Australia crossing of the sport with George Greenough, Wayne Lynch, and Michael Peterson.

McCoy’s awe inspiring visuals are brought even more to light with the revolutionary underwater mini sub tracking shots spotlighting Manoa Drollet on the modern short board in Tahiti’s heaviest barrels. Kelly Slater, coincides with the rise of professional contests and leads to a super-session at Jeffries Bay with today’s best pros.

With respect to the ladies in the water the film shares how Hawaiian Princess Kaiulani and then Gidget kick surfing into high gear and inspire a cavalcade of women surfers, presented by current World Champ Stephanie Gilmore.

Plus a great session with pro surfer Derek Hynd revisits the hot curl and Hawaiian finless surfing re-birth. Ending with innovation with the Hawaiian tradition of Aloha has been surfing’s guiding creed since Duke Kahanamoku presented surfing to the world.

Jack McCoy’s past film credits that have made him a star in the surf world are Storm Riders, Occy and Blue Horizons to name a few. This is a big picture of a memorable story, beautifully told. It is a film about feeling good to be alive and it will make you feel good.

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