New York surf thriller 'Empire Now' showcases local talent
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 July, 2014 - SMASH Productions is proud to host the World Premiere of Empire Now, an NYSea and Transition Production on Thursday July 17th, at the Villain Space in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
NYSea and Transition Productions have teamed up to produce the first ever New York surf thriller. Empire Now focuses on a magic treasure chest that reveals the hidden surf talents of New York. Sharing the powers of the chest, the surfers together tackle all obstacles and villains along this epic journey.
Using the landscapes and the culture of New York, this new type of surf film combines a fast paced thriller with high action surf. With an incredible mix of surfers from Montauk to Rockaway, Empire Now embodies the carefree personalities of the New York surf community.
Watch as some of New York’s best surfers tackle giant barrels, paddling into monstrous waves and towing into giant slabs. This film showcases New York surfer’s pushing the limits.
Filmed in various locations from New York, Hawaii, Indonesia, NJ, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua and Tahiti.
Starring many of New York's premiere surfers including Kurt Rist, Leif Engstrom, TJ Gumiela, Brian Pollak, Will Skudin, Balaram Stack, Zack Dayton, Tyler Maguire, Cliff Skudin , Dylan Stott and many more. With special guest appearances from NYSEA friends Garret Mcnamara, Kealii Mamala and Tamayo Perry.
Empire Now premieres during New York Surf Week on Thursday, July 17th, 7PM at Villain, 50 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, New York.
The 5th Annual NY Surf Week brings together a surf contest, skate contest, art show, movie premiere and parties to celebrate the culture surrounding your city and seas!
Those who bear the elements in the winter, and flat spells in the summer gain a special appreciation for surfing. That energy created between these two giants, city and sea, is essentially what bonds the surf culture together here in NY, and is what we call the NYSEA collective.