Dana Brown's Highwater premieres at Santa Monica Pier
World Premiere of Dana Brown’s New Surf Film “Highwater’ Hits Santa Monica Pier
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 May, 2009 : - - The world premiere of 'Highwater, Dana Brown’s feature film set against the backdrop of Oahu’s North Shore during an epic winter season, will screen to the public as a benefit for the Centennial Celebration of the famous Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California on May 22nd. This is the first time that the film will be seen in its final form, in its entirety.
“Highwater” tells an inspiring story of competitors and non-competitors drawn to the spectacle of the North Shore during the Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing held each year in Hawaii for the last 6 weeks of the year as waves mount to unimaginable size and power. Over the course of 55 days every year, these fierce contests turn the fabled Oahu location on its ear as thousands of surfers, followers, and media descend upon it for some of the world’s most stunning waves and high-performance surfing.
Brown chronicles the events and brings the audience into close contact with the power of the ocean, athleticism, and devotion of those who call it their playground. “Highwater” is a story of triumph, tragedy, and brotherhood. As in his other films, “Step Into Liquid” and “Dust To Glory,” Brown gives the audience the humor as well as the humanity of the situation, skillfully bringing the surfers and their families vividly to the forefront of the story.
“Highwater” features appearances by superstars, icons, journeymen, and up and comers young and old from the world of pro surfing including Kelly Slater, Rochelle Ballard, Sunny Garcia, Pancho Sullivan, Chelsea Georgeson, Jon Jon Florence, Sophia Milanovich, Mark Healey, and Jamie Sterling, as well as some unfamiliar new faces with compelling personal stories from the North Shore.
The soundtrack for “Highwater" features performances by Jake Shimabukuro, Switchfoot, Steve Sommers, Slightly Stupid, Matt Coasta, The Mother Hips, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Xavier Rudd, Ryan Ferguson, Wolfmother, Dylan Donkin, Billy Shaddox and composer Phil Marhsall.
With producer C. Rich Wilson, Dana Brown has brought audiences two of the most heart pounding, emotionally engaging action sports films ever made, “Step Into Liquid,” and “Dust To Glory.” The filmmakers launched Apostrophe Films in 2005 to continue their passion for the genre and the chance to share many more stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
The Santa Monica Pier Centennial Celebration marks a historic date for the well-loved LA landmark and an important date in Los Angeles history. The premier of “Highwater” benefits the pier in celebration of their Centennial.
For further information about the world premiere benefit (enter web address for tickets and info here). For information about Apostrophe, “Highwater” or their other films, contact C. Rich Wilson at 619.743.1613 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. “Highwater” is a C. Rich Wilson production of a Dana Brown film. Written, narrated and directed by Dana Brown; Edited by Wes Brown and Dana Brown; Director of photography, Steve Matzinger; Music by, Phil Marshall; Music supervisor, Al Guerra; Sound, George Goen; Water cameramen, Larry Haynes, Mike Prickett; Associate producer, Wes Brown.
Tickets for the 8:00 pm world premiere screening may be purchased on the Pier's website, santamonicapier.org Limited reserved seats are $15 and general admission is $10 online. Day of show general admission also available for $10 on a first come, first served basis. Chair rentals are available or bring your own. Gates open at 7PM. All activity will be located on the western portion of the Pier Parking Deck.
About Apostrophe Films: Apostrophe Films is a full service independent film, television and commercial video production studio specializing in the non-fiction feature film genre. Apostrophe Films is driven to share the inherent beauty that unfolds everyday in the real-life triumph of the human spirit. Sometimes quirky and unexpected, often in defiance of stereotypes, and always visually and viscerally gripping, we are committed to creating high-impact entertainment of the utmost emotive and technological quality.
About the Santa Monica Pier: The beautiful Santa Monica Pier offers a variety of entertainment and shopping plus Pacific Park amusement park; a historic 1922 Carousel plus specialty shops/carts, eateries, and several full-service restaurants. The pier is FREE to the general public and open year-round. For more information, call 310.458.8901 or visit our website at santamonicapier.org
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